Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-Round Mock Draft: More Pieces On Defense

2022 NFL Mock Draft, Kaiir Elam. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Mock Draft, Kaiir Elam. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
1 of 4
2022 NFL Mock Draft, 2022 NFL Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, Buccaneers Mock Draft. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have so many avenues they can take in the 2022 NFL Draft. This 7-round mock adds fun pieces on defense early.

It’s hard not to enjoy where you’re at if you’re a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, things didn’t go as planned last season, as the Bucs fell in the divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. However, Tom Brady deciding to return instead of retire lifts the spirits.

The Bucs lost both starting guards this offseason, with Ali Marpet retiring and Alex Cappa signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Jason Licht responded well, bringing back both Ryan Jensen and Carlton Davis, and getting Russell Gage and trading for Shaq Mason.

All that to say, when looking at the 2022 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can really stick to their board. Without glaring needs, it allows them to sit back and add more talent to a roster that is in the thick of contention in a weakened NFC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft: Defense Early, Offense Late

The draft is rich at the cornerback position if the Bucs want to further strengthen their secondary. If they want a true pass-rushing defensive tackle, they will be available in every round. Licht could get crazy and take the best receiver available, or get one of the top tight ends on day two to limit Rob Gronkowski’s snaps, should he return.

Anything is on the table (minus quarterback of course) for the Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL Draft. Let’s look at one possible scenario here in this 7-round Buccaneers mock draft.

Note: This mock draft was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.