The Bucs & Anton Harrison

April 25th, 2023

Anton Harrison

Joe has written about the big Oklahoma left tackle in the draft and it’s time to revisit the option after a big name puts him in Tampa this week.

Buccaneers fans made their voices heard loudly. The majority believes general manager Jason Licht’s should be laser-focused on the offensive line Thursday night when the NFL Draft begins.

Former Bucs quarterback and current NBC NFL analyst Chris Simms thinks Licht will honor the fans’ wishes.

Simms does one mock draft a year and it’s about what he thinks teams will do based on his intel and assessment. Simms chose Oklahoma left tackle Anton Harrison as the Bucs’ selection at No. 19 overall.

Yeah, it could be that simple. Bucs need a left tackle; Bucs draft a left tackle.

Maybe Licht doesn’t want two first-round picks on his offensive line? Only one offensive linemen drafted in Round 1 started in the Super Bowl last season. However, it is certainly not rare to have multiple first-round picks on an offensive line, and Joe doesn’t think Licht has set restrictions on himself.

The Jets, for those unaware, mauled their way to back-to-back AFC Championship games without a decent quarterback after drafting left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Harrison is an aggressive player considered to have well-refined skills with an explosive get-off.

Harrison also told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s been working out with fellow former Sooners Orlando Brown and Creed Humphrey to try to learn what he can to be an top-tier NFL lineman. Smart! Harrison admitted to following Brown around like an eager puppy.

Joe has a thing for Sooners offensive linemen because of their college line coach, Bill Bedenbaugh, He’s pumped out quite a bit of NFL talent.

28 Responses to “The Bucs & Anton Harrison”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OT would be the smart move at 19 or a trade down.

  2. HC Grover Says:

    Prime Beef.

  3. Tucker Says:

    This pick makes a lot of sense wouldn’t be surprised if it was the pick on draft night.

  4. Usfbuc Says:

    This guy, Paris Johnson or Darnell Wright in the first round and I will be happy. If the Bucs are happy with either Wright or Harrison and they are both on the board still then we can hopefully trade back to get another pick.

  5. firethecannons Says:

    Ok sounds good, any way to trade down and still get this guy?

  6. D-Rok Says:

    Yes, please. Grab yoself a mighty fine OT, and the rest will come easier.

  7. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    O Line or Hendon Hooker.

  8. Dew Says:

    Bucky’s 4.0 Mock has the Bucs taking G O’Cyrus Torrence. 6’5″ 330lbs

  9. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Yes please.

  10. Ryan Smith Says:

    Oh I hope he’s available and is our pick.

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Blow the wad on the trenches. They can make all the late round sexy skill guys look good.

  12. Bucs Guy Says:

    I would be very happy with Harrison. He has experience and the skill for our new offensive scheme. The only thing better than drafting him at #19 would be to trade back a few slots and still draft him.

  13. catcard202 Says:

    Bucs Guy, Yes please…25-27 feels like the sweet spot for Harrison. If FO could spin 19 into a later 1sr+ Day2 pick/s & still get a quality LT…100% Coup, depending on how FO utilized the extra capital.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    I’ll take it all day, and I’m a Longhorns fan.

  15. Farfromhomefan Says:

    I’m honestly hoping Bijan falls to us. I’m not sold on white and Bijan Is one of a kind. Besides we can always trade him later and get more picks for him after he’s had some success

  16. BUCman Says:

    Please no! The drop off after the top four OT’s is huge. Harrison is not worthy of the 19th pick. Mid second round at best. Of course that would be consistent with the past two years where they have taken two very underwhelming players with their first pick. Why not make it three. This would be a huge reach for need. DRAFT BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE…….PERIOD!

  17. Don’t make a scene 35 Says:

    Simms doesn’t like how high he plays though

  18. Mike Says:

    I definitely am in the camp of us picking an OT. He’s not the one I want but at 19 you gotta let the draft come to you and see how the chips fall.

  19. Dom N. Nick Says:

    Whether it’s this guy or someone else that the Bucs scouts like better, I have no BEEF with taking an OT with the first pick.
    Strengthen the trenches!

  20. Usfbuc Says:

    This guy and Wright both have higher athletic scores similar to Wirfs. Wright having the higher overall score but with slightly shorter arms.

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  22. Scott Says:

    I think this would be a great pick. I hope he is still there in the first. The fifth year option will be nice. I think he fits out offense and then Wirfs can stay put

  23. Goatfarmer Says:

    Big. Bigger. Biggest. Ugly. Uglier. Ugliest. The fewer the teeth, the better. But, all that, and smart.

  24. Posey99 Says:

    I’m curious to see how many quarterbacks go ahead of us. That will move down a lot of talent outside the top 10 picks.

  25. Joe Swanson Says:

    Oklahoma is due to have another good lineman in the NFL.

  26. JN Says:

    Not at 19… hes a reach there. Better off perhaps going DL or Edge depending on how board is and looking OT in 2nd rd

  27. SlyPirate Says:


    Licht always trades down when he’s missing a pick in any particular round. Look for Licht to move down a few spots if he is offered a fourth.

  28. garro Says:

    If Harrison lasts to 19 I can’t gt the pick in fast enough. But I really don’t think he will.