McShay Mock 3.0 reax: Buccaneers

March, 6, 2014
Mar 6
Todd McShay’s latest Insider mock draft is out and he has the Buccaneers taking Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

That's been a trendy pick in a lot of mock drafts. But McShay acknowledges that the strongside linebacker position isn’t a premium spot in coach Lovie Smith’s defense. Still, McShay says Mack is a special talent that the Bucs could maximize.

Mack can rush the passer and drop in coverage. I’d rather see the Bucs get a pure defensive end. But there’s not going to be one of any great value at No. 7 overall.

In McShay’s scenario, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews is available to the Bucs and so is his college teammate, wide receiver Mike Evans. Either of those players would make plenty of sense for the Bucs.

But let’s keep in mind that Smith is a defensive coach and McShay may end up being right with Mack as the pick.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter



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