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ESPN’s Todd McShay releases his 2019 mock draft and the Buccaneers pick fifth

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It’s too soon.

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Well, not everyone is big into showing the Bucs love.

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay has released his way-too-early-for-this 2019 mock draft. They are starting pop up on other outlets as well. But what’s more disappointing is that he has the Buccaneers picking fifth next season. (To be fair to McShay, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar placed them in the same spot.)

You know what that means? Another losing season.

With that fifth pick, McShay has Tampa Bay selecting offensive tackle Trey Adams from Washington. Interesting selection there, since the Bucs already have a left tackle.

Or will they?

The jury is still out on Donovan Smith and that jury seems to grow each year. In a sense it is hard to understand. Those on the outside of the organization rely on independent grading systems, but those within the walls of One Bucs Place grade Smith decent enough. So if McShay feels Smith’s final year is 2018, that could be the reason for his selection.

However, we are not here to debate whether or not Smith will be extended. It’s how McShay is saying Tampa Bay will not be good at all. This is bad news for Koetter, and some will also include general manager Jason Licht. The Bucs have suffered long enough and with both being in the final year of their contracts, the 2019 draft may be under new leadership in the war room.