Jordan Davis Slipping To The Bucs?

April 26th, 2022

Monster Georgia DT Jordan Davis.

Joe confesses to being mocked out. It sure would help if folks only did one mock draft. What kind of confidence do you have in your mock if you have to change it almost as often as you change your underwear?

The draft is two days away. Whew.

But you cannot get away from mocks if you watch any kind of responsible sports network (and a sports network that doesn’t deal with the NFL is a sports network the green crowd should protest since it is wasting so much electricity and offering no asset to mankind.)

On “Good Morning Football” today, one of Kay Adams’ final days, at the breakfast table was former Belicheats and Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. So this mock actually had a whiff of credibility.

Then it came to No. 27. Matt Cassel picked Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis. Wait, what? Jordan Davis lasted this long?

In real life Thursday, if Jordan Davis is selected by the Bucs, folks ought to be buying Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht shots.

Joe was immediately brought back seeing former NFL suit and coffee fetcher Michael Lombardi absolutely rave about Davis yesterday on VSiN.

“Jordan Davis to me is an elite guy,” Lombardi said. “He has two skill sets that no one else in this draft really has. He has the ability to get guys on the ground with just one hand, that’s A.

“And B., he has acceleration off the block point unlike any other. Like when he goes from [Point] A to B, he goes at 335 pounds at 6-foot, 6-inches in a hurry.

“To me, I don’t know why — I’m having a hard time understanding — why Jordan Davis isn’t in the conversation as a top-five pick. I really don’t. I have a hard time with it. I don’t know what his numbers are but to me, he has the potential to be the best pass-rusher in this draft not because I think he will sack the quarterback but I think he will push the pocket back.”

So this got Joe thinking: You have Shaq Barrett and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka coming off the edge with Jordan Davis and Vita Vea destroying people inside? Now that’s what Joe calls a defensive line!

The Joe typing here prefers the Bucs pick a corner or a receiver on Thursday night. Defensive tackle might be Joe’s third or fourth option. But if a guy who some in the NFL world believe is a top-five pick falls, and the Bucs grab him at No. 27? That’s serious, serious value.

46 Responses to “Jordan Davis Slipping To The Bucs?”

  1. ViSyl Says:

    We really should draft this guy. As already proved in 2020, the defensive front is capable of covering many deficits in the back.

  2. KingLDavid54 Says:

    Drafting Jordan Davis on Thursday night would certainly give cause to me changing my underwear on the spot!

  3. MadMax Says:

    He’ll be gone by about 16…

  4. zzbuc Says:

    Mocks are all over…..
    A mock is by definition quite stupid, but this year is rather impossible….

    Just to have some fun, that’s all that it is………

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    Max, I would have guessed 15. Maybe 12.

  6. Casual Observer Says:

    Like so many on this board, it seems like we are old and/or thin in both the DL and TE positions; more than all other areas. For this reason, I feel certain that a DL will be the first Buc pick. If not Davis (great pick), there are some other good ones. We’ll soon see.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All it takes is for 1 mock to be wrong & Davis isn’t there at 27…..

    He’s certainly a top 20 pick…..

  8. Buczilla Says:

    I think this dude falling to us is a pipe dream, but seeing him and Vita mow dudes over would be hilarious.

  9. Tony Says:

    I put him in with the Chargers at 17 & Zion in with the Patriots at 21. LA could use him & NE lost a bunch of OL.

  10. westernbuc Says:

    Simms said he’s better than Vita. Yes please.

  11. sasquatch Says:

    Scouting reports say he offers no passrush, or at least he didn’t in college. If he slips to 27, there’s a reason… so it makes me suspicious… I’m sure the front office has done their homework on this guy.

  12. Anonymous Sage Says:

    Tired of the excessive Mocks too. Just do 1, 2 or 3 tops. Don’t do like another Bucs site that does like 7-round 10.0 Mock Drafts and chooses almost entirely different players for each of them. Then after the draft go, “yep, we had that one, remember Bucs fan, we had chosen him back in our Mock Draft 2.0 edition”

    So don’t do 10-20 different Mock Drafts and then use that to boast and prop yourself up. Well yea, of course you did. When you do 10-20 Mock Drafts and choose almost 7 different players each time, you’re bound to hit on of the almost 70-100 players you’ve mocked over time through that many different mock drafts. It’s silly to do that many. It also looks silly and desperate to use that to your benefit and credit 🤮

    Like we are too unintelligent or unaware to recognize that!

  13. Bucs Guy Says:

    Vikings, Ravens or Chargers at 12, 14 or 17 will take him.

  14. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    I doubt he is there, but as long as he is disruptive, the sack numbers do not matter. Remember Vea against the Packers? He pushed double-teams into Aaron Rodgers’ face all day. Now imagine a package with two monsters like that, each possibly drawing a double team. That leaves one more OL to face 2 other non-blitzers. I like those odds. Or, you alternate the two freaks and keep them fresh all game.

  15. Daniel Says:

    With Vea on the team, this guy doesn’t make a ton of sense to me for the Bucs. They play the exact same position and neither of them provides any pass rush.

  16. rrsrq Says:

    If he even drops to the 20’s, you still would have to trade up to get him

  17. chris l Says:

    All i read was kay adams is leaving and didnt read the rest yet!! unreal first nate now her! she is the lifeblood of nfl network!!!

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    He’s my pick at #27, just like Wirfs was my pick if he dropped in 2020.

    Maybe lightning strikes twice, and we get a top guy late in the 1st round.

  19. SlyPirate Says:

    1st and 2nd to Ravens (15) for Davis. Then, resign Suh.

    Vea, Davis, Suh … is unfair.

    All in for Super Bowl LVII

  20. 813bucboi Says:

    Gonna have to trade up

    He’s worth it


  21. PassingThru Says:

    This draft doesn’t have much quality DT depth. Last year was thin at DT too, so I’m sure a few teams bypassed the need. I hope Jordan Davis is available, I am just too pessimistic to believe it.

    I’d like a quality OG, a couple of CBs, and a S. That’s just a wish list.

  22. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I’ve seen him mocked near the top ten and I’ve seen him mocked second round.
    This year nobody seems to have many clues.

  23. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Some people just don’t seem to like him for some reason

  24. Aaron Says:

    Keep your hopes up lol

  25. Ron says Says:

    He is definitely worth our 1st and 4th to go get him, we still can get our value at 2 and 3 and some fillers with our 7th rounders and after the draft, with the undrafted. If we are all in this will give us a defense that is one of the strongest in the league and a strong foundation in the middle for the future to build on.

  26. Marine Buc Says:

    I would rather take Devonte Wyatt with pick #27. Way better pass rusher and does not loaf as much as Davis does…

  27. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Receiver?!?! Evans, God, Gage, Johnson, Miller, Perriman, when right now we’re starting Nacho next to Vea?

  28. Bucfan81 Says:

    We need to go all in this year. Even if it means trading draft picks for next year. No one knows if Brady will be back next year so go all in. Worst case Brady leaves after this year and we can always trade players to get draft pics back if we are in rebuild mode next year.

  29. gotbbucs Says:

    “The Joe typing here prefers the Bucs pick a corner or a receiver on Thursday night.”

    This Joe beat the drum as hard as he possibly could have for Johnny Manziel and Trent Richardson. Soooo, make what you will of his NFL draft acumen. [Interestingly you forgot to include Lavonte David. Don’t personally recall screaming for Trent Richardson but it doesn’t interest Joe enough to kill an hour or two to research this. Did very much beg for Dalvin Cook over O.J. Howard. Also interesting is you never mentioned that either. Carry on! — Joe]

  30. #8 Says:

    I agree with Bucfan81. Go all-in.

    Aye, go all-in and you may lose. Draft a QB and you’ll live, at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the picks from this draft to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell the NFL that they may take our draft picks, but they’ll never take our 2022 Super Bowl win!

  31. Daniel Says:

    Wyatt has serious character concerns. Multiple teams have him off their draft board.

  32. Hodad Says:

    We should be so lucky. The reason he didn’t get more sacks, would be the same reason Wyatt didn’t get many sacks, the Georgia D is loaded that’s why. Their D is top to bottom loaded with NFL talent. There’s only so many plays to be and in a game, and they have so many play makers. I’ll be happy taking any player from that defense.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    We should be so lucky! Two 350 DT’s that both play 42% of defensive snaps – that gets us to combined 84% of defensive snaps player – then Nacho can play the other 16%. It would be amazing!

  34. Goatfarmer Says:

    If this dude is there when the Bucs draft, he’ll yea you take him.

  35. sasquatch Says:

    Daniel Says:
    April 26th, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Wyatt has serious character concerns. Multiple teams have him off their draft board.

    I’m guessing if multiple teams have him off their board that we’re one of those teams. We may give sh!tbags a flyer in free agency, but I don’t see us investing high draft picks in them. Domestic violence reports can’t be dismissed.

  36. catcard202 Says:

    I want Davis to be there at #27…But I just can’t imagine he will last that long.

  37. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Daniel/Sasq

    He kicked a door… Have you read the police report?

    He got in an argument with his GF on campus. He ended up kicking her door and the door frame broke.

    They charged him with “domestic” because their was evidence the police observed evidence that (at times) they stayed at each others dorm room.

    This is still not acceptable and is a red flag for sure. But he wasn’t charged with hitting, slapping, punching or any physical abuse. Just the door kick.

    Without this incident Wyatt is a top 10-15 pick. At pick #27 he is a steal – as long as he has learned from this mistake and stays clear of trouble…

  38. DEEEMO Says:

    Wow…that would be the perfect pick…don’t think it will happen but fingers crossed!

  39. steele Says:

    I don’t think he’ll last to 27. Even so, he looks like a pure run stuffer. Only 2 sacks in 2021. He has elite physicals, so the question is if he is really worth a rd 1. Only the next Aaron Donald is worth that.

    DeMarvin Leal is a better pass rusher (2-3), Devonte Wyatt (1-2) has improved as a pass rusher. Perion Winfrey, Travis Jones, Phidarian Mathis, John Ridgeway are solid options in 3-5.

  40. Defense Rules Says:

    Marine Buc … I agree that Devonte Wyatt is a better pass rusher, but his other ‘issues’ concern me. Davis won’t be there at #27 (and I doubt Wyatt will either), and if he is we could give him OJ’s number for posterity because there’ll be a reason he fell that far (there always is).

    Besides, he’s really a 3-4 nose tackle in my book, and we already have one of those; don’t need another. What we do need is someone who can get to the passer, either a strong, quick-trigger DT (in the mold of Suh?) or a really good DE/OLB (in the mold of JPP?). Davis isn’t either.

  41. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Thanks for the details. Didn’t Warren Sapp have some flags which is why he dropped to us too?

  42. Marine Buc Says:

    @ DR

    Most mocks I see have DE Boye Mafe still available with pick #27…

    He is an interesting prospect.

    I saw one recent draft from PP that had the Bucs taking DE Logan Hall. I wasn’t overjoyed with that pick. Seems to be a bit of a reach.

    It would be nice to move back a few picks and pick up maybe a third and a fifth. We could still grab a DT like the kid from UCONN in the early second round or late first.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    Marine Buc – I don’t know anything about the story, but I’ll take your word for it, and just add that if you’re 6′ 6″ 335lbs, you’re going to break doors and their frames by just knocking on them. If the guy didn’t touch anyone, just threw a little fit, then who cares. That’s not even remotely a red flag if that’s truly all there was to it.

  44. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    ” It sure would help if folks only did one mock draft. What kind of confidence do you have in your mock if you have to change it almost as often as you change your underwear?”

    lol, you say stuff like this every year. More than once!

    I hate it too.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bottom line is that all mock drafts fall apart after the first few picks…so they are a complete waste of time.

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    Bangkok Buc – Yeah, Warren Sapp had all sorts of red flags, which is why he fell to us. First off, he smoked the wacky tabacky, I mean what kind of college student would dare do such a thing. But Sapp also said mean things about people and would use hurtful language. As we know, words hurt, and unlike knife or bullet wounds, the hurt caused by words can never heal, and will scar you for life. The Bucs took him anyways and didn’t win a SB until 7-years later. Not the same year they got him, like with Brady, but 7-years, that’s how bad it was for the team.