Tampa Bay Buccaneers Complete 7-Round NFL Mock Draft


Jan 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) during the post-game press conference after the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game at Rose Bowl. Oregon Ducks defeated Florida State Seminoles 59-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Leading the way in the NFL Draft is something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have in mind, but still how will things shake out for them? Read more in this Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Mock Draft.

1st Round – Jameis Winston – QB – Florida State

Lovie Smith should have learned his lessons from the past.  If there is a chance to get a top quarterback in a draft, he has to take it.  Jameis Winston is a risk, but his upside is astronomical.  What he needs is time.  Time to mature and time to learn under veteran players that the pro level isn’t the lenient atmosphere the college level was.

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2nd Round – Owamagbe Odighizuwa – DE – UCLA

His sack numbers don’t reflect it, but anybody watching tape saw how explosive and disruptive UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa was for the Bruins all year.  He finds ways to create pressure and has the ideal size and burst to become an edge rusher in a 4-3 defense.  The Bucs could really use him.

3rd Round – Cedric Ogbuehi – OT – Texas A&M

Just a few months ago everybody was certain that Cedric Ogbuehi was a top 10 pick.  Now, thanks to clear signs of lacking technique and an injury issue, there is a strong chance the Texas A&M tackle could fall on draft day.  If Tampa could get a player of his pedigree in the 3rd, it would be a steal.

4th Round – Stephone Anthony – LB – Clemson

People were certain not much could be expected of Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony, but he’s proving them all wrong with a standout showing at the Senior Bowl.  He has good height along with the ability to run and deliver strong hits on the ball carrier.  What makes him a fit for the Bucs is the fact that he’s also good in zone coverage.

5th Round – Dominique Brown – RB – Louisville

Some guys just look like NFL players.  Brown is 6’3″, 215 lbs and is a power runner who isn’t afraid to mix it up between the tackles.  What will sell him most are his excellent hands which make him a receiving threat as well.

5th Round – Jalston Fowler – FB – Alabama

Lovie Smith loves to run an old school type of offense and that means a power running attack with a half back going up the gut and a fullback leading the way.  Jalston Fowler is the best one in this draft.  He has paved the way for Alabama runners during his entire college career and is also an able receiver when called upon.

6th Round – Damian Swann – CB – Georgia

He has the look of a perfect zone corner given his good athleticism and nose for tackling.  Yet for whatever reason he’s fallen off a lot of radars despite making big plays all year including four interceptions.

7th Round – Levi Norwood – WR – Baylor

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their towering monstrosity in Mike Evans in place.  Now they need to think about adding some speed to the field to take advantage.  Levi Norwood is forgotten because he got hurt in 2014 for Baylor —  raising the possibility he’ll be there late. His breakaway speed in the open field is hard to ignore.