Thursday, April 24, 2014
Analyzing McShay mock: Buccaneers
By Pat Yasinskas
Todd McShay's latest mock draft is out and it's a little different than usual.
In this one, McShay makes the picks he would make and isn't predicting what teams will do. But McShay's pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 7 overall isn't a major surprise.
McShay picks Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans for the Bucs. That's the same player McShay had coming to Tampa Bay in his previous mock draft, and lots of other mocks are tying Evans to the Bucs.
That's only logical because the Bucs have a glaring need at wide receiver. They have Vincent Jackson and not much else. Clemson's Sammy Watkins is considered the best receiver in the draft by most gurus, but Evans is right behind him.
If Watkins somehow slips to No. 7, which isn't likely, my guess is the Bucs would take him ahead of Evans. I think Evans is the most likely player to land in Tampa Bay, but there are some wild cards out there.
The Bucs could pull a minor surprise and draft a quarterback or an offensive lineman. Those are positions of need, but I don't think that need is as great as the one at wide receiver.