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NFL Mock Draft 2016: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Joey Bosa

With the 9th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (represented by RyanAb9) select...

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Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Joey Bosa is the more than obvious pick at this point in the draft. He is the undisputed best player on the board and Tampa Bay needs serious help in their pass rush. Bosa would take some pressure away from teammate Gerald McCoy so now they can both get more one-on-one opportunities down the stretch. I do think that they need dramatic improvement in their secondary as well, but you can't pass on a player like Bosa if he is there at No. 9. If Bosa turns out the way he is projected to, Tampa would be haunted by that choice for years to come if they were to pass.

Joey was dominant on a team that achieved excellence for every year he was there. He played in a conference known for its hand in the dirt, run-heavy style offenses and big boys up front, and he dominated. I feel that he is one of the most NFL ready prospects in the draft. Coaches game planned around him in college, and I don't see that changing here at the next level. He is quick off of the ball and he can beat you by going around you or going through you. If he catches you out of position, he can easily hit that blocker with a push pull move so look out Mr. Quarterback.

To put it easily, Bosa is a block shedding machine with a nonstop motor for playmaking. He will be a treat to watch on Sundays for the upcoming decade.


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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2016 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team
Selection Team Representative Approval Rating

1 Tennessee Leremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Chris Dunnells 74%
2 Cleveland Jared Goff, QB, California quickdrawdoc 44%
3 San Diego Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
GhostofHD 65%
4 Dallas DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Tee Word 52%
5 Jacksonville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA SxSnts9 73%
6 Baltimore Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Lostastic 64%
7 San Francisco Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St. BlackandGold4ever
8 Philadelphia Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State ukesilence
9 Tampa Bay Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State RyanAb9
Johnny BeGood
11 Chicago
12 New Orleans
Dave Cariello
13 Miami
14 Oakland
Chris Dunnells
16 Detroit
17 Atlanta

18 Indianapolis
19 Buffalo
21 Washington
22 Houston
Tee Word
23 Minnesota
24 Cincinnati
25 Pittsburgh
26 Seattle

27 Green Bay
Johnny BeGood
28 Kansas City
29 New England (Forfeited) Forfeited pick --------- --------
30 Arizona
Matt Mosley
31 Carolina
32 Denver