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NFL Mock Draft 2017: Buccaneers seeking explosiveness

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It’s Monday, which means it’s mock draft time. All but the two Super Bowl teams know where their first-round pick will land now, and we can get a pretty good early indicator of what the draft will look like by examining various mock drafts.

This week, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar went with a good old, normal mock draft, rather than one with a gimmick — which is fun, but perhaps a little less informative. Kadar handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Corey Davis out of Western Michigan.

Davis is too good of a player to let slide further than this pick. He’s a big wideout that can be used all over the field. Davis can work outside or even in the slot. By the time the draft comes, he and Williams will likely carry a similar grade.

Davis is fast becoming my favorite player for the Bucs in this draft, but I have a hard time seeing him slide this far. He has basically everything you’d want in a receiver: size, speed, versatility and production. He could step in and be a starter on day one, and would fill a big need.

Another solid option there would be Washington receiver John Ross, who Chad Reuter of NFL.com has falling to the Bucs in his latest mock draft. Ross is another speed receiver, but lacks Davis’ size and consistent production.

Meanwhile, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah went with Charles Harris out of Missouri, a speed rusher who could compete with or complement Noah Spence and add some extra explosiveness to the Bucs defense. A likely choice, especially if the top receivers are off the board by the time the Bucs pick.