ATB 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft Scenario

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Article By: Taye Harper

With thirteen days before the 2018 NFL Draft, a majority of mock drafts are starting to look like a broken record.

Trying to guess who goes where is nerve wrecking. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the 7th overall pick, playing the waiting game will be apart of this years draft due to the fact that they’ll have to wait and see which of the top players fall to seven. Will it be the Bradley Chubb, Quenton Nelson, or Saquon Barkley?

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EDIT OF NOTRE DAME OL QUENTON NELSON | Credit:  ATB GRAPHICS DESIGNER: @TBJerseySwaps (IG)

This is why April 26th can’t arrive soon enough. The quarterbacks will set the tone of this years draft and how all other teams will draft in a sense. Will this benefit the Buccaneers? We shall see.

Draft Scenarios

Will Sam Darnold go to the Cleveland Browns at #1? Will the New York Giants take a QB at their pick?

I believe they will likely take Bradley Chubb #2 overall. With the lost to Jason Pierre-Paul, the Giants will look to fill that void easily. Jets are sitting a # 3 overall. They made a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in order to select their QB of the future in Baker Mayfield, in my opinion.

Now Cleveland is sitting on the clock once again at 4th overall. They have Saquon Barkley and Quentin Nelson staring them in the face. I smell a possible trade with the Buffalo Bills who desperately need a QB. With Josh Rosen still on the board, they proudly make that trade with the Browns.

Denver is now on the clock and with Nelson sitting there, they make the pick. Colts are now at the #6 pick overall. With Chubb and Nelson off the board, they take the best player available in Saquon Barkley. That leaves the Bucs at #7.

In my opinion, this is an easy choice. They were hoping that one of the big three would fall to them, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. So with the 7th overall pick, the Buccaneers select Derwin James. Needless to say, this is an exciting time of the year for Buccaneer fans to find out who ends up in Pewter and Red!!

 

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