Do the Buccaneers, the defending Super Bowl champs, have draft needs or draft desires?
It looks a lot like the latter, as Bruce Arians brings it back. all 22 Super Bowl headlines from last season, including players like quarterback Tom Brady (obviously), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, linebacker Lavonte David, catcher Chris Godwin and more.
That said, there are plenty of veteran talents on the Tampa Bay roster and positional groups that could benefit from more depth. After all, time and injuries finally catch up with everyone, even Brady. Right?
With that, here’s everything you need to know about Tampa Bay’s 2021 NFL Draft picks:
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2021 Buccaneers Draft: When Do You Pick Tampa Bay?
- Round 1, Pick No. 32: Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington
- Round 2, Pick No. 64
- Round 3, pick No. 95
- Round 4, Pick No. 137
- Round 5, Pick No. 176
- Round 6, Pick No. 217
- Round 7, Pick No. 251
- Round 7, Pick No. 259
Buccaneers Preliminary Order 2021
|Sixth||33 (217)||Compensatory selection|
Buccaneers NFL Draft Needs
- Defensive line: There’s plenty of veteran talent along the defensive line in Suh and William Gholston, 34 and 29, respectively. Look to the Bucs to select some young talent to step in and eventually take over. Possible picks include Christian Barmore of Alabama, Daviyon Nixon of Iowa and Levi Orwuzurike of Washington.
- Running backwards: Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones II are the leaders of this position group, but neither provided much in the way of catching passes in 2020. Alabama’s Najee Harris could be an improvement in that area, or Clemson’s Travis Etienne if the Bucs are looking a more pronounced burst of speed.
2021 draft mock buccaneers
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Buccaneers, based on Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:
|1||32 (32)||Levi Onwuzurike||DT||Washington|
|two||32 (64)||Chris Rumph II||EDGE||Duke|
|3||32 (95)||Chatarius Atwell||WR||Louisville|
|Bedroom||32 (137)||Milton williams||DT||Louisiana Tech|
|5||32 (176)||Tre Norwood||CB||Oklahoma|
|Sixth||33 (217)||Davis mills||QB||Stanford|
|Seventh||24 (251)||Michal menet||PETROLEUM||Penn State|
|Seventh||32 (259)||Tuf borland||LB||State of ohio|