Nov 23, 2013; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) catches a touchdown pass against the Michigan Wolverines at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Complete 2014 NFL Mock Draft

They don’t have a lot of picks to spare so the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must make them count.  How does their 2014 NFL mock draft hold up?

Round 1 – Kony Ealy – DE – Missouri

Lovie Smith must recognize that if his defense is going to become a great one, which they can, he needs a pass rusher.  Jadeveon Clowney is possible but not likely, but Kony Ealy of Missouri would be a high quality consolation prize.  He has the size and strength to fit the defensive end role in the Smith Tampa 2 system and exhibits outstanding speed and hand usage coming off the edge, allowing him to find lanes to the quarterback.

Round 2 – Antonio Richardson – OT – Tennessee

Problem abound for the Buccaneers offensive line and they have to start adding some help, preferably at the tackle spots.  Antonio Richardson has started the past two seasons for Tennessee at left tackle.  His size and strenghth allow him to dominate in the run game while his heavy hands and long arms can wall off pass rushers provided he’s able to get hold of them.

Round 4 – C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Iowa

If Mike Glenno is the guy, and for the time being he is, then TampaBay must give him every opportunity to thrive.  Adding another offensive weapon at the tight end position would be a big help.  Most might overlook C.J. Fiedorowicz as more of a blocking tight end, which he is a good one, but the kid is deceptively athletic for his size and has the speed to gain separation from coverage to make tough catches.

Round 5 – Jeff Janis – WR – Saginaw Valley

Clamoring has gone one among Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans about adding more speed to the wide receiver position to compliment the bigger Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams pairing.  Jeff Janis is a name most won’t recognize, largely because he comes out of small SaginawValley.  However, after a strong Senior Bowl showing the young receiver is on a lot of radars due to his 6’2″ frame, sub-4.4 speed and outstanding production.

Round 7 – John Urschel – OG – Penn State

Guards are typically a position that can produce quality talent late in draft.  The Buccaneers get a highly overlooked one when they select John Urschel.  His great strength isn’t his size or power, both of which he has in abundance, but his remarkably keen mind.  Not only a top guard in his conference, Urschel is an academic All-American.  He is a thinker of the game and that should help him develop quickly.

Tags: 2014 Nfl Mock Draft Antonio Richardson C.j. Fiedorowicz Kony Ealy Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    LB supposed

  • KEEP IT 100

    you need to try again

    • Erik Lambert


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  • KEEP IT 100

    1st pick OT Jake Matthew or WR Sammy Watkins 2nd pick DE Dee Ford 4th pick QB Tajh Boyd 5th pick C Bryan Stork 7th pick TE Richard Rodgers

  • Mike Williams

    Man… you must not follow the Bucs. Try again is right!

  • Mike Williams

    Kony Ealy would never everever be a top 15 pick… lol cmon man try harder

  • Mike Williams

    As far as DE… to know the pick you gotta know free agency. Ill put my pride on this bet and say Jared Allen and/or Julius Peppers will be Bucs. With that said if Tampa doesn’t move up and get Jadeveon Clowney (20% chance) then Trent Murphy from Stanford will be the pick in the 2nd rd. I could almost guarantee that Austin Safari-Jenkins will be wearing Pewter and red next year. I dont know where but I cant predict trades and a trade will happen. All of what I mentioned could get erased if a Teddy Bridgewater is there at 7. If Clowney is gone and Matthews is there at 7 well then Matthews is the pick. Problem is Atlanta needs OLine desperately. 100% chance the Falcons draft a Tackle. Khalil Mack does not fit the Bucs scheme or a 4-3 for that matter. Nor does Barr and I would give either 1 of those a 10% chance of being drafted. Sammy Watkins is a great pick but NO WHERE CLOSE to 7. Thats negative value. I’d rather see (if WR is the pick) The Bucs trade down and pick up Kelvin Benjamin. When everything is said and done, he will be known as the best WR in 2014 draft class