Another Number 99 At Defensive Tackle

March 29th, 2022

DT prospect Jordan Davis (A Joshua Jones/USA Today photo).

By Sean Sullivan – draft guru

Could this be fate? The Bucs are on the hunt for a defensive tackle and could land another No. 99 in Jordan Davis out of Georgia.

The 6-6, 341-pounder stole the show at the NFL Scouting Combine and his combination of size and strength would look good next to Vita Vea. Jordan is considered the best run stopping DT in the draft with 32 total stops leading Georgia to a national title with what is considered one of the best defenses ever assembled in college football.

His 2 ½ sacks last season should translate better at the NFL level considering he was doubled-teamed his entire career. One of the best quotes from an anonymous scout that I could find was that he is so strong at the point of attack he creates a new line of scrimmage.

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59 Responses to “Another Number 99 At Defensive Tackle”

  1. SB~LV Says:


  2. Allbuccedup Says:

    He will be long gone before the Bucs pick.

  3. BamaRich Says:

    Wishful thinking

  4. Bird Says:

    Dude ran a 4.78 at combine 👀 at that size

    If bucs were able to draft ( likely need to move up), they should invest in oxygen tank / bubble on sideline for him and vea

  5. The Coroner Says:

    Not like Sapp or Donald in size. They killed with speed.

  6. DBS Says:

    Loooooong gone before we pick. No chance at all.

  7. Mort Says:

    When I watched the tape, 95 > 99.

  8. BUCman Says:

    No chance he gets anywhere close to 27

  9. Ash Says:

    Doesn’t seem like the type of player arians was talking about at the presser that they were looking for. They already have vea they wanted more speed and pash rush next to vea not a clone if Wyatt isn’t there at 27 which I doubt he will be they should draft a different position db would be nice.

  10. Elita Vita Says:

    He will be the 1st DT off the board… Highly doubt he drops to 27. But no one knew that OJ Howard would fall to us at 19. (Ok, maybe not the best example).

  11. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    must trade up to get

  12. WalkdaPlank Says:

    You want a guy from Georgia the Bucs have a much better chance of getting at their spot in the draft?

    Nakobe Dean

  13. sasquatch Says:

    I’d trade picks from next year’s draft to trade up for this guy.

    But laying back and still getting his teammate, Wyatt, would still work.

  14. Bucs Guy Says:

    He’s going to the Vikings or Chargers.

  15. #8 Says:

    If they are truly all in, may see Tampa trade next year’s draft for this year. Would make sense in some aspects, given this year is so deep they say.

    But at some point, have to pay the piper by doing that-

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    You should never ever bet on rookie defensive lineman doing much their rookie years. Sure, maybe you get someone who is productive, but rarely do they do much their first year, even high draft picks.

    With that said, the Bucs need help on the d-line, so if the guy is there and can play he sounds like a good pick. But someone that big with those measurables will almost surely be gone before the Bucs pick.

    In any case the Bucs should be freeing up money to bring back Suh.

  17. zzbucs Says:

    Trade up, or wait for a miracle……No chance he will be @ 27, as far as I know

  18. Duane Says:

    This good would look nice with Vita, but not likely. It think its BPA, and will throw ILB in the the dark horse position. LVD is banged up, and we dont know what 45 we are going to get this season.

  19. Mike Says:

    Bucs need speed at DT, and I don’t see him on the board when we pick anyway.

  20. SlyPirate Says:

    The real questions is …

    Do the Bucs take an elite player (BPA) if he doesn’t fit a current need?

    I could see Nakobe Dean or Breece Hall falling to the Bucs. I’d advocate taking either and going for DL in rounds 2-4.

  21. Tackleblockwin Says:

    No way he falls to us. But if he does, oh my goodness.

  22. Duane Says:

    If I were to trade up, it would be for Stingley. Hes played against and practiced with some of the best WRs in the game today, he is a press corner, and when he gets healthy, likely will earn time over Dean and SMB. His stock should dip, and he can heal up on some of that TB12 product.

  23. Red86 Says:

    Speed from a DT isn’t too important. Can he shed his block and run about 5 yds quickly? That’s the real question. Too many guys can’t beat one on one block consistently. (Cough G Mac cough) In theory Davis and Vita both require a double team, then it should in theory be hunting season for Vea or Davis. Vea rarely goes backward and even more rare get pancake.

    Great thinking. Not sure he will last this long.

  24. Listen Linda! Says:

    Way overrated. Late second round at best

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He won’t be wearing number 99 for the Bucs (retired)…….would love to have him….in my dreams……won’t make it past 20.

  26. Biff Barker Says:

    Pipe dream he makes it to 15. This guy can collapse the pocket like Vea.

    I’d trade up if its not to expensive.

  27. Defense Rules Says:

    Most mock drafts have him going in the Top 10, so with us drafting at #27 the odds of Davis falling to us are, oh ya, nada. Besides, we’ve already got Vea; not sure someone the same size is actually the best complement from a pass rush perspective. Any DT in the draft closer to an Aaron Donald clone?

  28. Steven007 Says:

    Never happen with this guy, he’ll be long gone. However Travis Jones, from Connecticut has similar traits and would definitely be there. But we need edge before DT. Unless Suh isn’t back.

  29. TBChucky Says:

    Good luck running up the guy against that wall.. One can dream..

  30. Biff Barker Says:

    If this guy can always draw the double team like Vita, doesn’t tying up 3-4 OL every snap create blitz lanes? Edge, CB,LB,SS, don’t care whom or how we get to the QB.

  31. HC Grover Says:

    Georgia Sweet Georgia. Georgias on my mind.

  32. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Thanks for the prayers and kind thoughts.
    Everything went very well this morning.
    On topic, it seems nobody knows how this draft is gonna go
    I’ve seen this guy mocked top ten and seen him miss the first round entirely. A lot of people seem to like his team mate better.

  33. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Nobody has a good clue who the BUCS will take.

  34. BigMacAttack Says:

    Trade Trask as you suggested and get that high first round pick. He would be a great addition to the line. Suh would teach him well.

  35. steele Says:

    Everyone is clamoring for him because of his combine sprint. Speed aside, how good a player is he? How good a pass rusher?

    Hype=No way he lasts through the first half of rd. 1.

  36. Craig Says:

    There are a lot of decent D tackles this year, the Bucs will get one, probably not this one.

    More important is to take advantage of whoever falls to them. Can’t trade Trask, he will be the starter in a year or two. That is not a big deal, because who will sit Brady. His next retirement will be for real.

  37. Aaron Says:

    Who Dat Who Dat Dat just might grab him lol

  38. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Trade up and throw in Scotty Miller.

  39. ModHairKen Says:

    Remember how rumors of marijuana sunk Sapp? How times have changed. I agree, no way this guy is available when Tampa picks.

  40. New England Patriots Fan Says:


    PFF on deepest group in draft

    TOP-100 PLAYERS: 14 are Edge Defenders

    Not only are there 14 edge rushers in the PFF top 100, but there are also three in the top 10. This class has high-end talent, including the presumptive No. 1 pick Aidan Hutchinson, as well as depth into Day 2.

    The top four edges in this year’s class — Hutchinson (No. 1 on PFF’s big board), Kayvon Thibodeaux (No. 4), George Karlaftis (No. 10) and Travon Walker (No. 14) — would have all been EDGE1 in the 2021 class.

  41. Jersey buc Says:

    Unfortunately we won’t even sniff this guy. He’s going to be llooonnngggg gone

  42. Dave From Winter Park Says:

    Jordan Davis (6’6”-345) is a Monster DT 😀❗️Team him with Vita Vera and you have the WWE’s version of “The Brothers Of Destruction 😀❗️“ GO BUCS ❗️

  43. Stanglassman Says:

    The other DT from Georgia Wyatt might fall to 27 but I don’t see Davis falling all that way. Even if pictures surface draft morning of him with a gas mask on billowing smoke. Wyatt is more of a 3 & 5 tect (over G) and Davis is a zero and 1 over the center guy. At least that’s my understanding so Wyatt is more what we’re looking for.

  44. Marine Buc Says:

    The Bucs will need to trade a few picks in order to move up far enough to draft this guy…

  45. firethecannons Says:

    gone before 20 lets get realistic and trade down and pick up not one but two guys in the second round, one of them is a corner

  46. BillyBucco Says:

    Wow the Saints message board must be quiet @Aaron
    You guys are taking QB GAME OVER

    As for the relevant team in this convo, we won’t need a DT in the first round.
    Do you honestly think a first rounder will help there THIS YEAR?

    If we don’t even know Brady is coming back again we gotta throw EVERYTHING at this team.

    I’m thinking WR,RB, in round 1 honestly.
    And I would take Walker over a used up Breece Hall anyday.
    If Burks falls to us look out.

    The worst memory for me last year was the Saints game.
    Brady was so dejected. Lost both WRs and WE COULD NOT score.
    Aint happenin this year.

  47. DaBux Says:

    Davis or Wyatt. Either Bulldog would be a YUGE acquisition. Both are big, fast, and nasty. We need moar of that.

  48. Austin Says:

    Dudes a HOFer, gotta trade the farm for him. Our dline will be fine for 10 years we never have to think about it again

  49. Joe in Michigan Says:

    My thought on this guy is, if he loves playing football, he’ll be taken early. If he doesn’t love playing football, he’ll fall in the draft, and since the Bucs prioritize guys that love football, they wouldn’t take him either.

  50. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Personally, if available, I’d take What.

  51. Bucsfan4ever Says:


  52. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    I would love this pick.

    We would need to move up to get him.

    With Vea and Parker in the middle our DE’s would be drawing one on ones all day.

    Parker and Vea would create a nightmare for any offense.

  53. Buczilla Says:

    It would be fun to watch this guy play next to Vita, but he’s looking at worst like a top 15 pick. Good thing there are plenty of other potentially good tackles coming out this year

  54. Nutbucer Says:

    Yes, I too would like to pick a top-15 player at number 27. However I must be shopping at the wrong dispensary because IMO there is a 0.0% chance of this becoming reality.

  55. Steven007 Says:

    Billy, no way we take a running back first round. Come on man…

  56. Sean sullivan Says:

    Awesome comments, thank you for some great criticism next time I’ll explain why I think he falls to number 27. He’s considered a part-time player, he’s only gonna play 30 to 35 snaps a game based on his size and strength, do you draft the guy in the top 15 in the draft to play in a part-time rotation of defensive tackle? He might fall if he’s there I think we have to take him.

  57. David Says:

    Everyone thinks he’s going to be long gone before then but for quite a while he was considered a late first , early second round pick.
    If the Buccaneers have any chance of jumping up several spots to snag him, they should do it

    I would give up the second rounder and next year‘s first to jump up to take him. Him and Vea in the middle solidify the defense for the next decade. The two of them together with demand three or four blockers every play. Devon White would become a Hall of Famer.

  58. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Would love to have him but I’m not sure he’s there at #27. Too many teams in front of us that need interior help. Definitely a future rotational player that could excel in any scheme. I really want to see him get more snaps and see how he handles the FL climate. We have that in Vita already. Controlling the LOS and pass rush is the way to consistently win in the NFL. Invest in the trenches on D this draft. Also the Oline. One way to entice Brady to stay for year 4 or 5. Run the ball better. Age will catch up eventually but you can slow it down by running the ball and play action. If any stud is available and we can move up in the draft. By all means let’s go for it.

  59. chris bell Says:

    If Vita went at 12 no way this Mutant makes it to 27. I think all the Georgia boys will be gone before were up.