The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to need to get younger over the next few drafts. The arrival of Tom Brady brought a lot of veterans to Tampa and it resulted in a Super Bowl victory. However, at some point those veterans will need to be replaced and we’re starting to see that cycle start.
One player in need of replacing on the defensive line is Ndamukong Suh and a player that could do just that is Devonte Wyatt. Wyatt made improvements in 2021 in both the run and the pass, so the progression is there with the hopes of it continuing. In terms of replacing veterans with young talent, this change could be near seamless for the Buccaneers in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft.
The downside of the Green Bay Packers extending Aaron Rodgers is the cap casualties that had to result. One of those was losing Za’Darius Smith from the pass rush. Smith played just one game in 2021, but that doesn’t mean his impact won’t be missed. He tallied at least 12.5 sacks in each of his first two seasons in Green Bay.
Boye Mafe played outdoors in Minnesota. He should be able to handle playing in Green Bay no problem. The Minnesota-native has received comparisons to Rashan Gary, so it would make sense that he could now become his teammate on this Green Bay defense.
Between Mafe and London, Green Bay could escape the first round with two players that immediately address, and fill, the losses they sustained from extending Rodgers.