Unwrapping a Bucs 2024 NFL Mock Draft featuring shiny new toys

It's our Christmas edition, and this year, Bucs fans were most certainly on the nice list.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Keon Coleman
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Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have plenty of life in the NFC playoff picture, and the NFC South for that matter, it's never too early to look ahead.

This season, we've seen the Bucs' draft positioning fluctuate quite a bit. Right now, they are set to pick no. 19 in the 2024 NFL Draft. So, with that information, let's get going on mock draft season.

The Bucs have some clear needs they'll have to address in both free agency and the draft, but in the spirit of Christmas, let's try and forecast a few of those positions being filled with what fans could view as shiny, new toys.

Here we go.

. WR. . player. 435. . Keon Coleman. Keon Coleman. Keon Coleman. 1

At that no. 19 spot, the Bucs go straight after their Mike Evans replacement. Evans never got a contract offer from Tampa Bay, before the season, and could likely be gone next year. In that case, the Bucs snag a perfect replacement in Florida State's Keon Coleman.

The 6-foot-4 Coleman comes into the draft as one of the best overall athletes at his position. To go with his size, Coleman also possesses sudden burst and the ability to make defenders look silly with his quick-twitch type of footwork in and out of breaks.

Of course, his size and athleticism make it easy for Coleman to make the impressive catches. The way he can control his body, even in the air, allows him to make some of the most difficult catches look routine.

His catch radius is huge, just as Evans' has been for so long. He's truly a perfect replacement the Bucs can slide right into Evans' spot from Day 1.