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Bucs take Oklahoma tackle with No. 19 in new ESPN full-draft mock

Mock draft season is coming to a climax as the draft gets closer and closer, and ESPN’s Jordan Reid decided not to stop at Round 1 in his latest prediction.

Reid released a full seven-round mock draft on Wednesday, in which he predicted the entire 2023 NFL draft from the first pick to the last. As such, that includes every pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have nine picks this year. Reid has the Bucs taking perhaps its biggest position of need with its first-round pick and then grabbing an SEC edge rusher in the second round that could help aid the defensive line in getting some more sacks next season.

Check out Reid’s picks for Tampa Bay below:

Round 1, Pick 19: T Anton Harrison, Oklahoma

 

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“Harrison gets my vote for the prospect who’ll hear his name called much earlier than most expect. He just turned 21 years old, has been rock solid as a two-year starter at Oklahoma and has spent his entire career at left tackle. He is a polished pass protector, but his biggest hurdle will be sustaining at the point of attack for longer periods of time and continuing to improve his strength. After the release of Donovan Smith, the Bucs could move All-Pro right tackle Tristan Wirfs over to the other side, but why mess with something that works? Drafting a natural left tackle to pair with Wirfs is the better solution.”

Round 2, Pick 50: DE Derek Hall, Auburn

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“With veteran Shaq Barrett coming off a torn Achilles and 2021 first-rounder Joe Tryon-Shoyinka searching to unlock the next stages of his development, edge rusher is a top need in Tampa Bay. Last season, Vita Vea (6.5) and Devin White (5.5) led the team in sacks. Hall is a base end who has powerful pass-rush moves — he had 6.5 sacks last season. He’s also capable of dropping into coverage.”

Round 3, Pick 82: S Jartavious Martin, Illinois

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“Antoine Winfield Jr. is entrenched as the Bucs’ starter at strong safety, but there are question marks at free safety. Martin has the versatility to take on multiple roles in the secondary and be a key component on special teams. He had 3 interceptions, 11 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles last season.”

Round 5, Pick 153: DT Cameron Young, Mississippi State

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Round 5, Pick 175: WR Tre Tucker, Cincinnati

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Round 6, Pick 179: QB Aidan O'Connell, Purdue

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Round 6, Pick 181: K Jake Moody, Michigan

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Round 6, Pick 196: RB DeWayne McBride, UAB

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Round 7, Pick 252: LB Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire