Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 8.0

NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 19 pick.


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](http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/mock-drafts)Fans: Running back[

](http://www.nfl.com/draft/2017/mock-drafts)Daniel Jeremiah (March 13): CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
Charley Casserly (March 7): RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Lance Zierlein (February 22): DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State
Bucky Brooks (March 1): RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State

CBS Sports
Rob Rang (March 7): WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
Dane Brugler (March 7): RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
Pete Prisco (March 7): S Obi Molifonwu, Connecticut
Will Brinson (March 7): WR John Ross, Washington
Jared Dubin (March 7): WR John Ross, Washington
Ryan Wilson (March 7): S Budda Baker, Washington

ESPN: Mel Kiper (February 15)
WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
"Mike Evans is officially a star, but fellow receiver Vincent Jackson is an unrestricted free agent, and the Bucs don't want a situation in which defenses can just assume they'll be doubling Evans. Davis won't be running at the combine because of a small injury, but he's safely in Round 1 and would be a good value in this range (my buddy Todd McShay had him at No. 5 in his mock draft last week). Feed Jameis."

ESPN: Todd McShay (February 8)
TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
The Buccaneers have bigger needs than tight end -- defensive line, safety and wide receiver among them -- but Howard, my No. 12 overall player, is the best value on the board. He was the best player on the field all week at the Senior Bowl, showing great athleticism for a guy who measured just over 6-foot-5½ and 249 pounds.

USA Today: Luke Easterling (March 13)
S Obi Melifonwu
"The safety position has been neglected by the Bucs for too long in terms of investing premium draft picks. Melifonwu is a physical freak who can match up with the big, physical targets in the NFC South."[

](http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2688988-2017-nfl-mock-draft-post-pro-bowl-projections-for-1st-round-prospects)Bleacher Report
Brett Sobleski (March 13): TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

Pewter Report (February 6)
TE David Njoku, Miami
"I do think that a wide receiver is still in play here at No. 19 depending on how the board falls, but if the draft plays out like this, adding a dynamic pass catcher from a different position would be the way to go. To say that Njoku is an athlete for his size wouldn't be doing him justice. He's one of the youngest players in the entire draft and would be a mismatch nightmare with Cam Brate in an offense that also features DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans."

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