A few things have to fall a certain way, but as the NFL Draft quickly approaches, more and more analysts have created scenarios where former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa could fall to the Buccaneers at No. 9. First it was NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, who had Bosa slated to the Bucs earlier this month. On Monday, as the Buccaneers unveiled their seventh Mock Draft Roundup, it was CBS Sports' Rob Rang who believes the former Buckeye will be landing in Tampa Bay.
Rang has former Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner going No. 3 to the Chargers, with Bosa being the next pass-rusher off the board. Interestingly, former Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves was still available in Rang's mock. He was projected to be selected by the Dolphins at No. 13.
Should he fall to No. 9, the Buccaneers could be landing what some believe to be the best overall player in the draft. In his prospect rankings, ESPN's Todd McShay listed Bosa as the best player in the draft.
Bosa has been linked to the Buccaneers before, but it wasn't until Monday that former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell's name has been associated with the team. Treadwell is widely considered to be the best wide receiver in the draft and is projected to be taken by Tampa Bay by DraftTek.
"Of available possibilities DE Shaq Lawson, CB Vernon Hargreaves, and WR Laquon Treadwell, it's Treadwell who is the most pro-ready," the website wrote. "The Ole Miss standout will help immediately, working the slot while teamed with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson."
Bosa and Treadwell are two of several players who have been projected to the Buccaneers so far. Hargreaves, Buckner and former Georgia defensive end Leonard Floyd also appeared in the Bucs' Mock Draft Roundup. For the full list, click HERE.
Former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa took the field at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday - presented by Lazydays RV.