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Mel Kiper mocks pass rusher to Buccaneers in latest mock draft

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Would this pick be a reach at five?

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Draft season is quickly approaching and new mock draft are dropping every day on the world wide internet.

Tampa Bay, a team with a ton of needs and the number five overall pick, is in a prime position to pick up a franchise caliber player. We have seen names like Quinnen Williams, Ed Oliver, Greedy Williams, and Jonah Williams mocked to Tampa Bay at five, but Mel Kiper’s pick for the Bucs was a bit different.

Kiper has the Buccaneers selecting Defensive end Montez Sweat out of Mississippi State. In two years with the Bulldogs, Sweat racked up 22.5 sacks and 30 tackles for losses.

Sweat, would no doubt fill a need at defensive end for the Buccaneers, but picking him with the fifth pick is a bit of a reach for me as I do not have him ranked as a top 10 overall prospect. If the Buccaneers were to stay at five and not trade back, I do not see how you can pass on a talent like Ed Oliver if he’s available.

What’s your thoughts on Montez Sweat Buccaneer fans? Could he be a target on a possible trade back scenario? We shall soon find out.