TAMPA, Fla. — The 2022 NFL Draft runs Thursday through Saturday, and every Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick will be analyzed here.
The event takes place on the Las Vegas Strip, in the area adjacent to Caesars Forum, two years after its original date. The 2020 draft has been turned into a virtual event due to COVID-19.
Here’s a look at how each player selected by Tampa Bay will fit in.
Round 2, No. 33 overall: Logan Hall, DE, Houston
My opinion : The Bucs traded the first round — of No. 27 — passing over the chance to draft defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and college football playoff national championship defensive MVP Lewis Cine in favor of getting the No. 33 pick. , 106 and 180 from the Jacksonville Jaguars. They also passed on a stunning wide receiver who ran a 4.36 at the NFL combine in Tampa, Christian Watson, who was drafted at 34.
The Bucs wanted to get younger and quicker with their inside passing rush, and they needed a replacement for Ndamukong Suh. Hall had 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 23 college career starts. While most talent evaluators considered Hall a defensive end because he has an unusual body type at 6-foot-6 and 283 pounds, all but one of those sacks lined up at defensive tackle. When Hall lined up on the outside, he only won by beating tackles on the inside. He has developed a particularly strong swim move, as well as a bull rush and a rip move, which he doesn’t use as often. His arm length (32 3/4 inches) is a concern, and he will need more pass-rush moves to win on the outside.
Round 2, No. 57 overall: Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan
My opinion : The Bucs traded three spots from No. 60, giving up their sixth-round pick (No. 180) to make the selection. Goedeke was previously a defensive lineman in high school and was a tight end at DIII Wisconsin Stevens-Point before moving to the offensive line at Central Michigan, where he started 24 games at right tackle in 2019 and 2021. He missed all 2020 due to a torn ACL. He also suffered a hamstring injury in the Senior Bowl that limited him to the NFL combine. He projects himself as a guard because of his short arms (32 inches), which is a needy position due to the retirement of Ali Marpet (they were able to fill the void left by losing Alex Cappa in free agency in trading for Shaq Mason).
Round 3, No. 91 overall: Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State
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My opinion : White led the Sun Devils in rushing yards and receptions and was second on the team in receptions, which is exactly what the Bucs were looking for to complement leading rusher Leonard Fournette – we know how much quarterback Tom Brady likes to involve his running backs. in the passing game. He also averaged 5.5 yards per carry. He can run a little too straight, which affects his leverage, but they needed a hitter who can exploit second gear in the open field, and White ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the reaper -NFL thresher.
And after: The Bucs traded their sixth-round pick to grab Goedeke but still have picks Nos. 106, 133, 248 and 261 on Day 3. They’ve met key defensive tackle, guarding and running back needs, but they really need to land a tight end, not only to account for the uncertainty with Rob Gronkowski, but also the loss of OJ Howard. San Diego State’s Daniel Bellinger, Washington’s Cade Otton, Coastal Carolina’s Isaiah Likely and Nebraska’s Austin Allen are options for Day 3.