Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Todd McShay Releases Third Mock Draft

In his first two mock drafts, McShay predicted the Bucs would select DeForest Buckner ninth overall. In his latest mock draft, he has Tampa Bay picking a different player.

With the NFL Scouting Combine coming to a close on Monday, most draft analysts have taken some time to evaluate each prospects' performance and update their mock drafts. On Wednesday, the Buccaneers released their third Mock Draft Roundup, with lots of movement following workouts in Indy. The same day, ESPN draft guru Todd McShay released his third mock draft of the offseason.

Since his latest mock draft, McShay has flipped his opinion on the Bucs' pick. In his first two mocks, he predicted Tampa Bay would select DeForest Buckner in the first round. On Wednesday, he changed his pick to Vernon Hargreaves.

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes the Buccaneers will select Hargreaves with the No. 9 pick in this year's draft.

"It's not often the best pure cover corner in the draft falls to No. 9 overall, but here we are," McShay wrote. "Hargreaves wins in man-to-man coverage with elite quickness and footwork, and he showed off excellent ball skills during his time at Florida (10 career interceptions in 37 games). Playing in a division against Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, the Bucs need to continue to upgrade their secondary."

ESPN's draft experts are now in agreement with who the Buccaneers will pick at No. 9. Both McShay and Mel Kiper have listed Hargreaves as the Bucs' pick in their latest mock drafts.

Many draft experts have Jalen Ramsey rated as the top corner in the draft, with McShay and Kiper agreeing he'll go fifth to the Jaguars. Hargreaves is the No. 2 corner on both analysts' boards. Hargreaves is a popular, if not the most popular name associated with the Buccaneers so far. In addition to McShay and Kiper, he's been projected to land in Tampa Bay by NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah and Lance Zierlein, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

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