The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason hasn’t been boring. Tom Brady was retired…until he wasn’t. Bruce Arians stepped down as head coach and anointed Todd Bowles to take his place. With so few good teams left in the NFC, it is hard to not see them back in contention for another Super Bowl run.
The Bucs currently have six picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
I used the Mock Draft simulator from NFL Mock Draft Database. For this simulation, I used the consensus big board accumulated by NFL MDD, with the realistic draft mode setting.
Let’s see how it plays out.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 7-ROUND MOCK DRAFT
1-27: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
There is uncertainty around the potential return of Rob Gronkowski. Cameron Brate is the only TE of note under contract. McBride is a highly productive pass catcher, a more than capable blocker, and a really good athlete. Is he worth taking in the first? It only takes one team.
2-60: Jamaree Salyer, G, Georgia
Salyer is a versatile offensive line prospect. He has played tackle at Georgia but projects inside in the NFL. Salyer may not have to contribute early for the Bucs but he can provide depth at multiple spots.
3-91: Haskell Garrett, DL, Ohio State
Garrett had up-and-down tape in 2021. He shows flashes of talent but lacks consistency on a play-to-play basis. Garrett has a chance to develop for Tampa Bay and make an impact as a rookie.
THE REST OF THE DRAFT
4-133: Kyle Phillips, WR, UCLA
7-248: D’Vonte Price, RB, FIU
7-261: Tyree Johnson, DL, Texas A&M
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