A countdown of the top 50 overall players in the 2015 NFL Draft as ranked by NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.(Note: this list has been updated to reflect Jeremiah's most recent rankings.)
On Friday, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay held a conference call with media members to discuss the upcoming draft. Among the topics he addressed were who the Buccaneers could be targeting at pick No. 34.
McShay said that there are three position groups he expects the Bucs to target in the second round.
"I feel like it will be probably D-Line or O-Line," he said, " or maybe another receiver."
Just who exactly? McShay first divulged into the pass-rushers and linemen.
"I think you're going to probably be looking at Eli Harold of Virginia as a possibility and Hau'oli Kikaha of Washington. They would be two of the edge players that could be on the board. Preston Smith is more of a left defensive end, five technique, but there are a couple options. I also mentioned Jake Fisher from Oregon. He could be an option at that spot."
In 2014, both Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson went over 1,000 yards receiving, becoming the first wide receiver duo in Bucs history to do so. McShay went on to say that if the right receiver fell, or valuable linemen were already off the board, that he could see the team adding a third wide-out to their offense.
"And who knows – with all of these wide receivers, if one falls that you deem to be a great value… We've got Amari Cooper of Alabama, Kevin White, Louisville's DeVante Parker, UCF's Breshad Perriman, Arizona State's Jalen Strong and then probably Nelson Agholor of USC. I think Phillip Dorsett is probably worth a late first, early second-round pick in this year's draft. Devin Smith is just behind him coming out of Ohio State. I don't know that Dorial Green-Beckham is going to slip, and he should because of all the off-the-field issues and (because) he's just under-developed, but he's got a lot of talent. Devin Funchess will appeal to some teams and will not appeal to others as a tight end that moves out to wide receiver. He had some inconsistencies but he's got some great size and athleticism and can go up and contest for the 50/50 ball and create some mismatches."
"There are about 11 guys that I think fit in the top 40, 45 picks in this class. If there's not a D-End, not an offensive tackle, maybe you take advantage of one of those wide receivers that I mentioned. Probably Smith or Dorsett if one of those guys were to fall."
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