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2024 Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft: Finding immediate production

Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a surprise appearance in the NFL Playoffs. In their first season without Tom Brady in the mix, Baker Mayfield did his thing under center.

Tampa Bay’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild card round also spoke to the ceiling this team has moving forward.

General manager Jason Licht spent the offseason re-signing core players such as Mayfield and star wide receiver Mike Evans. While the Bucs did lose some valuable contributors, they are set up extremely well heading into the 2024 NFL Draft. Here, we provide you with a full 7-round Buccaneers mock draft for the annual event.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft picks 2024

Here are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft picks ahead of the 2024 NBA Draft.

  • First round, 26th overall
  • Second round, 57th overall
  • Third round, 89th overall
  • Third round, 92nd overall
  • Fourth round, 125th overall
  • Sixth round, 220th overall
  • Seventh round, 246th overall

Tampa Bay Buccaneers team needs 2024

  • Cornerback
  • EDGE
  • Wide receiver
  • Guard
  • Linebacker

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2024 Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft: Fielding young depth

First round, 26th pick: Kool-Aid McKinstry, cornerback, Alabama

Kool-Aid McKinstry 2024 NFL Draft
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Tampa Bay traded starting cornerback Carlton Davis to the Detroit Lions earlier this offseason in a cost-cutting move. Outside of Jamel Dean, there is not a lot to write home about at this position for the Buccaneers. Licht and Co. certainly must address it at least one time in the 2024 NFL Draft.

McKinstry was a three-year starter for the Crimson Tide after heading to Tuscaloosa as a five-star recruit. He has been seen as a likely first-round pick since his first season starting in 2021. He’s physical at the line, has good football smarts and has no issues keeping up with more-athletic receivers on the outside. In short, we’re talking about a Day 1 starter.

Second round, 57th overall: Zach Frazier, center, West Virginia

2024 Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft: Zach Frazier
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Robert Hainsey did a good job in replacing franchise legend Ryan Jensen at center last season. The former third-round pick out of Notre Dame figures to be the long-term starter at center.

Selecting Frazier in the second round would lead to him transitioning to guard. It’s a position he started at with West Virginia as a freshman back in 2020. The 6-foot-3 offensive lineman earned all sorts of accolades as a four-year starter with the Mountaineers. He’s a potential Day 1 starter at a position of utmost need for the Buccaneers.

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Third round, 89th overall: Blake Corum, running back, Michigan

Michigan running back Blake Corum
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Some will point to Corum’s lack of elite athletic ability. He’s not going to be a threat to take it to the house on every play. He’s going to be more of an inside runner at the next level. That’s all fine and dandy. But the production he showed at Michigan simply can’t go unnoticed. We’re talking about a back who gained nearly 4,000 total yards with 59 touchdowns while averaging 5.0 yards per touch in his final three seasons with the Wolverines.

Rachaad White performed well as the Bucs’ RB1 last season, going for 1,539 total yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught 64 passes for 549 yards out of the backfield. The idea of going with this two-headed monster at running back might be too appealing for Tampa Bay to pass up on.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-round mock draft 2024

  • First round, 26th overall: Kool-Aid McKinstry, cornerback, Alabama
  • Second round, 57th overall: Zach Frazier, center, West Virginia
  • Third round, 89th overall: Blake Corum, running back, Michigan
  • Third round, 92nd overall: Mike Sainristil, cornerback, Michigan
  • Fourth round, 125th overall: Layden Robinson, guard, Texas A&M
  • Sixth round, 220th overall: Sundiata Anderson, EDGE, Grambling State
  • Seventh round, 246th overall: Isaiah Williams, wide receiver, Illinois
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