Welcome to the Titan Sized collaborative 2014 NFL mock draft. Every weekday leading into the May draft, our team of writers will give their analysis and opinions on potential first-round draft prospects and their eventual whereabouts. Barring changes or conflicts, our schedule will go as follows:
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4: Picks 6-10
Apr. 7-11: Picks 11-15
Apr. 14-18: Picks 16-20
Apr. 21-25: Picks 21-25
Apr. 28 – May 2: Picks 26-30
May 5-6: Picks 31-32
Here’s a list of writers who’ll participate in our 2014 NFL mock draft project:
Editor: Joshua Huffman
Lead Columnist: Nicholas Pitakos
Contributor: Russell Griffin
Contributor: Matias Wodner
Contributor: Stoney Keeley
Contributor: Matt Ward
Contributor: William Oberst
Contributor: Scotty Bakalian
We’ve reached pick No. 7. This selection belongs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Head coach Lovie Smith enters his first season with Tampa Bay. He takes over a roster that many experts feel has enough talent to win immediately. All they need is a vision, leadership, and some minor tweaks to the roster. Maybe a brand new franchise quarterback who can sit behind Josh McCown for the next year.
The Buccaneers are like the Tennessee Titans in that they both have incentive to trading back and acquiring more picks. While the Buccaneers could go a lot of different routes with this pick, many of their projected favorites are expected to last at least until the 11-15 range. Guys like C.J. Mosley and Eric Ebron are potential candidates for a trade-down-and-pick scenario. There is one player who stands out above the rest, someone who most Buccaneers fans would love…
It’s time to examine who the Buccaneers will select at No. 7.