7-round Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft ahead of free agency

Tampa Bay adds a game-changing talent on defense with three of first four picks, add running back, wide receiver, and tight end for next quarterback

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Round 4: Pick 126: Brandon Coleman, OG/TCU

Similar to their front seven, adding talent and depth to the offensive line is a must for Tampa Bay this offseason. With 27-year-old tackle Justin Skule, 29-year-old guard Aaron Stinnie and 31-year-old guard Matt Feiler all rotating on the offensive line, depth is a major need.

Meanwhile, the play of those three and the overall offensive line was uninspiring, to say the least. Last season, the Buccaneers' offensive line gave up 40 sacks, 112 pressures, 37 hurries and 35 quarterback hits, while giving quarterback Baker Mayfield an average of 2.4 seconds in the pocket.

Under new offensive coordinator Liam Coen and offensive line coach Kevin Carberry, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Tampa Bay look to replace their aging veterans with youngsters on the offensive line. As demonstrated in previous mock drafts, Tampa Bay does just that with drafting Coleman, a three-year starter at TCU.

As a three-star recruit, Coleman opted to bolster the Horned Frogs' offensive line and has been a steady force for four seasons. After redshirting his freshman season, Coleman started in eight of TCU's last nine games and played in 11 games total. Coleman gave up five quarterback hurries and no quarterback hits or sacks at left guard.

In his junior season, Coleman played 885 snaps and gave up 14 quarterback hurries, eight quarterback hits, and three sacks at left tackle. As a senior, Coleman was even better, playing 720 snaps with zero sacks in 11 starts, splitting time at left guard and tackle. For his efforts, Coleman was named to the 2023 All-Big 12 Second Team and was an honorable mention for the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.

While Coleman is 6'4" and 313 pounds, he is still one of the most athletic draft prospects at his position. For reference, Coleman made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at No. 61.

"Coleman, unrated by the recruiting sites coming out of high school, has an impressive 35-inch vertical jump and regularly runs 18 MPH," Feldman said. "He squats 600 pounds, benches 400 and power-cleans 375."

With that said, Coleman has struggled at times against top-tier defensive linemen and has had issues against quality counter moves. Even so, Coleman has the intangibles and athleticism to start on Tampa Bay's offensive line from day one while learning under Coen and Carberry.