Mock draft season is wrapping up, and we’ve already seen our fair share of head scratching mocks. The latest, from former Buccaneers quarterback and current NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms, has many people wondering how legit of a chance this can really happen.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is labeled as one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft. But the latest trends have the young gunslinger’s stock dropping for whatever the reason. And because of that, Simms feels he will drop to No. 32 and has the Buccaneers selecting him there.
“I’m going Bucs take Justin Fields at 32,” Simms said emphatically. “The Bucs have everything. There’s no need on their football team. I didn’t go into this with a preconceived notion like ‘I’m going to leave Justin Fields for 32.’ I didn’t do that. You know how I do this? I want to be right, I try to use logic. I know it’s not my big board, but I went for what team needs this kind of player or this GM may like this one. As I tried to do it fair, we talked about the teams that can [draft Justin Fields]. You can tell I can see this happening.”
Simms goes on to say that with Tom Brady as quarterback, it’d be great for the Buccaneers to have Fields sit and learn behind a future Hall of Fame quarterback.
But is all this a possibility? Simms is adamant there is an enormous chance it could.
Check out the video below to hear more.