A complete look at one version of how the 2019 NFL Draft could play out for the Buccaneers."First round mocks are fun http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/aut ... ate-jersey
, but complete mocks are more fun. Just about every first round mock draft will leave fans wondering: What about (insert position group here)?Well, in full mocks, we can answer those questions. Thanks to The Draft Network, we can complete a full mock draft which not only seems plausible, but is also quite possible. No first round projections being taken in the seventh round on this simulator.So, I went ahead and joined the masses in completing my first complete Buccaneers draft of the year, just in time for the NFL Scouting Combine to shuffle the values of everyone involved. For the sake of argument, I went ahead and captured a few picks before the picks I made and a few after. That way, all of you fine folks have a relative picture of who wasn’t available and who I passed over for the guy I took. Here’s how it went down.1ST ROUND - DL, QUINNEN WILLIAMS (ALABAMA)I’m still not completely sold that Gerald McCoy is staying in Tampa Bay much longer. If I’m correct, then the Bucs will likely be looking to replace him before looking to add pieces elsewhere.Where there’s speculation McCoy can play in a 3-4, we know Quinnen Williams can. Oh, and we also know he can be effective lining up next to Vita Vea on the interior when the Bucs decide to go four strong on the line, or just want to give an extra punch to the middle of the opposing offensive line.If the Bucs get draft capital back for McCoy, great. If not, well, they’ll have some money and a brand new defensive lineman to make everyone feel better about it.2ND ROUND - OT, DALTON RISNER (KANSAS STATE)Dalton Risner projects as a pretty solid right tackle in the NFL. If Tampa Bay sees him in that role from the jump, then this could trigger the release of veteran Demar Dotson. As much as I like Dotson on the team and as a veteran presence, Risner would give the team, and presumably Jameis Winston, a right tackle to grow old with.There are some who feel Risner would be better off moving inside, and if the Bucs agree there, then we could see the Wildcats lineman moving in for Caleb Benenoch who struggled to find consistent positives in his first year starting in 2018.Either way, Risner addresses a position of need, and is a nice value in the second-round.3RD ROUND - EDGE, ZACH ALLEN (BOSTON COLLEGE)You don’t draft a guy in the third round looking for him to be plug-and-play, but because he has potential to contribute and may surprise people given opportunity and coaching.Zach Allen is the definition of this for the Buccaneers. More suited to play as a 4-3 defensive end, Allen isn’t an easy fit in what we all expect Tampa Bay to do.However, we all know base defense is a relative term and Bruce Arians has put a premium on athletic potential and effort.Allen didn’t get a lot of chances to play as a stand-up end, and likely didn’t get a whole lot of instruction on it either.It just so happens there are guys like Jason Pierre-Paul and Carl Nassib who showed success over the years doing just this http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/aut ... ber-jersey
, and could help Allen get ready for just such a roll. In the meantime, he can provide some special teams work.If Allen runs well and shows improved agility on the cones, then his stock is going to rise. Possibly to a place the Bucs can’t - or won’t - reach.4TH ROUND - CB, ROCK YA-SIN (TEMPLE)Some will make the connection of Todd Bowles (a former Temple defensive back) landing Rock Ya-Sin from Temple. But this is about much more than that.I honestly feel like Ya-Sin will be gone before this, but I won’t look this gift horse in the mouth too much.No, I don’t expect him to be the starter opposite of Carlton Davis III. I would still expect Jason Licht to bring in a veteran through trade (cough - Patrick Peterson - cough) or signing.What Ya-Sin brings is the ability to play in zone when the team chooses to do so, and potential in man with a clear path to becoming a starting caliber corner in the next three years.Perfect situation to bring in a veteran starter and allow the youngster to develop.5TH ROUND - RB, ELIJAH HOLYFIELD (GEORGIA)Truth be told, running back was not high on my list of target groups entering this exercise. There are guys I like, of course, but I honestly feel like the trio or Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones and Andre Ellington can get this job done.But. If Elijah Holyfield is still there in the fifth round, I just have to take him. I don’t know if the Buccaneers have any interest in carrying four running backs into the regular season, but man this group contest would be fun to watch. And no matter what, Tampa Bay comes out with three solid backs.7TH ROUND - WR, MECOLE HARDMAN (GEORGIA)I promise you I’m not some Georgia Bulldogs homer in disguise. But, Mecole Hardman brings the speed to be able to stretch any defense and he’s just getting into the meat of his potential.Honestly, I think Hardman is probably looking forward to being challenged more than anything after spending so much time in a running back heavy program.In both of his last two season’s with Georgia, Hardman had fewer than 40-receptions, but averaged over 15-yards per in each. He also totaled eleven touchdowns, meaning nearly 20% of his catches went for scores.He had some relative success as a runner as well and contributes on special teams.What more can you ask for in a final pick of your draft class?2019 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DRAFT CLASSHere it is Bucs fans. Your 2019 mock draft class. It wound up being an even split between defense and offense with a running back and wide receiver rounding out the group.I like it, but then most people tend to agree with themselves. What do you think? METAIRIE, La. (AP) — No matter how much New Orleans' defense may have improved since this season's opening week, linebacker Alex Anzalone doesn't see the benefit in dismissing as irrelevant the 48 points the Saints surrendered in a Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers."In the back of our minds, if anything, it's just motivation to be on your Ps and Qs this week," Anzalone said this week, as New Orleans prepared for the rematch in Tampa Bay. "They do have a really good offense. They have a bunch of play makers, so we know what they're capable of. There's a lot of motivation for this game, but as a defense, that could definitely be one of them."In Week 1 http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/aut ... och-jersey
, New Orleans' busted coverages led to a 529-yard day for the Buccaneers' offense, highlighted by touchdown passes of 58 and 36 yards to DeSean Jackson and 50 yards to Mike Evans. Tampa Bay's offense accounted 41 points, with one Buccaneers TD coming on safety Justin Evans‘ fumble return. Yet the Saints defense that was on the field that day scarcely resembles the one playing practically lights out for the past month.The Saints have held each of their last four foes to between 7 and 17 points."That's huge in this league when you can hold a team to under 20 points, especially with the offense we've got," Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said. "I'm going to bet on us most times."Confidence is surging. Botched assignments are few. Sacks and turnovers have risen sharply. New Orleans has sacked opposing QBs 13 times in the past two games, during which they've also taken the ball away six times."It's been impressive," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "As a coach, you're encouraged because we're receiving good end play, but we're also receiving great tackle play and I think inside we've really been able to push the pocket."Those recent performances have made New Orleans' season-opening stumble look more like ancient history."That was a lot of first-game errors that we had to work out," Anzalone said. "It wasn't necessarily who we were as a defense. It was just something that we weren't locked in enough or didn't execute enough to get the job done."Rankins, a first round draft choice in 2016, is having arguably his best season with seven sacks. Five of his sacks have come since Week 8. Like the rest of the Saints defense, he did not have a sack in Week 1.If the Bucs study game video from their previous meeting, Rankins said, they'll see the same scheme New Orleans us using now, but vastly different execution."With the way we've been playing, I think they're going to have to try to attack us in a different way," he said.Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said he sees a Saints defense that has "evolved," both in terms of young players improving as well as with some key personnel changes, such as a mid-season trade to bring in cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants. Apple quickly took over as starter in place of Ken Crawley."Their defense is playing pretty well at this time, all the way across," Koetter said.If New Orleans' defense has been consistent in one area, it has been against the run. The Saints have been near the top of the NFL in that department all season and rank first through 12 games, and that's not simply because opponents are choosing to pass more against them, Koetter said."They're playing with the lead a lot, and teams are throwing the ball," Koetter began. "Still, when you watch the tape you go, ‘Man these guys are pretty good against the run.' I think their front seven is really playing hard."Notes: WR Michael Thomas practiced fully on Thursday after resting his sore ankle on Wednesday. … Offensive tackles Terron Armstead (chest) and Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) were listed as limited on the practice report.