Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Daniel Jeremiah Mocks Kevin Dodd to Bucs

New names are being linked to the Buccaneers every day as the NFL Draft approaches, the latest being former Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd.

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah's predictions for the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

On Wednesday night, NFL Network aired their first live mock draft session of the year. Over the course of the past several weeks, NFL Network's analysts have released several mocks, but Wednesday night was the first time picks had been selected live on air.

Over the past seven weeks, Buccaneers.com has been aggregating several mock drafts in their Mock Draft Roundup. Of the analysts included, the consesnsus seems to be that the Bucs will draft either a cornerback or defensive end with the No. 9 overall pick. During the NFL's live mock draft, that stayed true.

Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout turned draft analyst, had Tampa Bay selecting a pass-rusher with their first-round pick, predicting that the team will draft former Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd ninth overall.

While several defensive ends have been connected to the Buccaneers at No. 9, Dodd has not often been linked to the team. In the Bucs' latest mock draft roundup, no analyst predicted Dodd would be selected by Tampa Bay.

For the past few weeks Jeremiah, like many draft experts, has predicted that the Bucs would draft former Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves No. 9. But in his latest mock draft, Jeremiah has Hargreaves going fifth to the Jaguars.

If the Bucs are looking for a corner or defensive end, they could see several of the top players selected long before the ninth pick. According to Jeremiah, the top two corners, Hargreaves and Jalen Ramsey, along with the top two defensive ends, Joey Bosa and DeForest Buckner, will be gone by the time Tampa Bay makes their selection.

For a look at the Jeremiah's updated mock draft, click **HERE**.

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