It's draft season and a Monday, so that means we have some new 2016 NFL mock drafts for your perusal. First up: Dan Kadar's latest at SB Nation. Like everyone else in today's mock drafts, he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking Eastern Kentucky pass rusher Noah Spence -- the perfect fit for Tampa Bay.
Spence can fill Tampa's need for a top-line pass rusher. Whether he's lined up at end or linebacker, he can get after the quarterback. Jacquies Smith is a solid player at end, but the Buccaneers don't have much beyond him. Spence can be brought in and utilized the same way the Raiders have utilized Khalil Mack the past two seasons.
As I said, that's both a perfect pick for the Bucs, and one everyone else has the Bucs picking. Like Luke Easterling at Bleacher Report. He also had three more rounds of picks, giving the Bucs defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche in the second round, and two defensive backs in the third and fourth rounds. He knows what the Bucs need, and Nkemdiche is too talented to pass up in the second round, even if he doesn't quite fill a need.
Meanwhile, Roy Cummings grudgingly produced a seven-round mock, one he led with Noah Spence. And like Easterling, two of his next three picks are defensive backs. The fourth is more noteworthy: LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins, who he thinks the Bucs could target to be a right tackle of the future. With both Demar Dotson and Gosder Cherilus in their final contract years, getting started on future plans is a solid plan.