Welcome to Bucs Nation’s 2018 NFL Draft day open thread! The first round of the draft begins at 8:00 PM ET.
This post will host constant updates regarding draft rumors and updates. The thread is open so be sure to enjoy each other’s company below in the comments section.
The Bucs are set to pick at No. 7. There will be wide open options on who they may take. Stay tuned to Bucs Nation for the latest regarding Buccaneers moves as well as some throughout the NFL.
Feel free to also vote in the poll below on how you think the Bucs first pick should play out.
That’ll do it for Round 1 of the NFL Draft! Ravens close it out by trading back into the first round and draft Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.
It’s Vita Vea for the Bucs!
#Bucs select Washington DT Vita Vea with the No. 12 overall pick— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) April 27, 2018
And now this...
The #Bucs, who traded back a minute ago, are having talks about trading back up — likely for a defensive player.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018
Tampa Bay gets Buffalo’s 12th along with the haul below.
Bills give up #53 and #56 for #7 and #255.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 27, 2018
The Bucs have traded with Buffalo!
Buffalo trading up to Tampa Bay and No. 7, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2018
The Big 3 officially gone.
Another Big 3 gone.
Broncos draft Bradley Chubb, best pass rusher in the draft— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2018
Da BROWNS!!! (Again) NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah hinted to this.
One of the Big 3 gone...
The Giants are taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley. That’s the last pick I’ll tip here. We’re doing the rest over here: https://t.co/0mI14nILub Join is!— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 27, 2018
The Browns are taking Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield with the first pick.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 27, 2018
Report: Jets will take Josh Rosen over Sam Darnold if both are on the board https://t.co/oAjYvczMHF— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 26, 2018
https://t.co/lovyRCFDiB has been told from a reliable league source that the #Bucs could be a player in trading back into round one if a certain player starts to fall.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 26, 2018
The name attached to that rumor is Derrius Guice.
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Rapoport just said on NFL Network, "I just talked to another GM who's known John Dorsey well, and he said, 'he's not taking Mayfield. I know that's false.'"— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 26, 2018
A theory two people in the past hour now have floated: another team plotted to have Josh Allen’s racially insensitive tweets put out just before the draft in order to increase the chances he would fall in the draft to that team.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
Browns continue to keep the decision on their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from HCs and GMs around the league that Cleveland will take Baker Mayfield.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
Kiper’s Final Mock
ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his final mock draft. Now he sees Derwin James to be selected by the Buccaneers at No. 7.
If you missed Mike Mayock’s mock draft last night, check it out here. He pens Derwin James to the Bucs.
What would you like to see the Bucs do at number seven?
This poll is closed
Take Quentin Nelson
Take Bradley Chubb
Take Saquon Barkley
Take Derwin James
Take Minkah Fitzpatrick