BucMag.com 2002 Mock Draft

April 15 - This year's mock draft was one of the toughest to project in recent memory. This mock draft differs slightly from the mock draft that appears in the Buccaneer Magazine Pre-Draft Issue, which was published on April 8 (call 1-800-881-BUCS(2827) to get your copy). Here's our best guess.

BucMag.com's 2002 Mock Draft

1. HOUSTON - QB David Carr, Fresno State
Look for the expansion Texans to trade down for more picks or select Carr, who is a franchise quarterback.

2. CAROLINA - DE Julius Peppers, North Carolina
The defensive-minded John Fox would take a dominating pass rusher like Peppers, who would be a hometown hit.

3. DETROIT - CB Quentin Jammer, Texas
Could go for QB Joey Harrington, but Matt Millen might prefer a defensive player and Jammer is the top impact player.

4. BUFFALO - OT Mike Williams, Texas
The Bills need to select QB Joey Harrington, but taking an OT like Williams makes sense and upgrades a woeful O-line.

5. SAN DIEGO - OT Bryant McKinnie, Miami
New coach Marty Schottenheimer will get a top offensive tackle whether its McKinnie or Mike Williams.

6. DALLAS - DT Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
If Jerry Jones can't get CB Quentin Jammer, he'll get a big DT like Haynesworth to pair with La'Roi Glover.

7. MINNESOTA - DT Ryan Sims, North Carolina
New coach Mike Tice knows that the D-line needs repair, and inserting Sims next to Chris Hovan makes a nice one-two punch.

8. KANSAS CITY - QB Joey Harrington, Oregon
With Sims off the board, Dick Vermeil will be tempted to take a WR, but the Chiefs must fortify the QB position.

9. JACKSONVILLE - DT John Henderson, Tennessee
It's too early to take an offensive tackle, so the Jags will take a defensive tackle for the second year in a row.

10. CINCINNATI - CB Philip Buchanon, Miami
Safeties Roy Williams and Ed Reed might be better players, but the Bengals need a playmaking CB and Buchanon fits the bill.

11. INDIANAPOLIS - DT Wendell Bryant, Wisconsin
A quick, penetrating DT like Bryant is a perfect fit for Tony Dungy's new defensive scheme in Indianapolis.

12. ARIZONA - S Roy Williams, Oklahoma
The Cardinals need to rebuild their secondary, and Williams is a playmaker and a leader on defense.

13. NEW ORLEANS - DE Charles Grant, Georgia
Jim Haslett might be reaching on taking Grant this high, but the loss of Joe Johnson in free agency forces his hand.

14. TENNESSEE - WR Donte` Stallworth, Tennessee
Guard Toniu Fonoti makes sense to help the O-line, but Titans need a gamebreaker at WR like Stallworth.

15. NY GIANTS - TE Jeremey Shockey, Miami
Shockey is a logical pick, but the G-Men already have Dan Campbell and need a wide receiver.

16. CLEVELAND - RB William Green, Boston College
Butch Davis finally gets the Browns' rushing attack going thanks to the playmaking ability of Green.

17. ATLANTA - WR Ashley Lelie, Hawaii
The Falcons love Lelie's speed and size, and think he's the perfect receiver for Michael Vick's deep balls.

18. WASHINGTON - WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida
Steve Spurrier needs to draft a guard like Toniu Fonoti, but can't pass up on another Gators receiver.

19. DENVER - OT Levi Jones, Arizona State
Denver would love to have Gaffney, but desperately needs to address the OT position with Jones.

20. SEATTLE - TE Daniel Graham, Colorado
Mike Holmgren needs to go defense, but coached Graham in the Senior Bowl and loves him.

21. OAKLAND (from Tampa Bay) - LB Napoleon Harris, Northwestern
The Raiders have a more pressing need at defensive line, but need to gobble up Harris in a LB-weak draft.

22. NY JETS - DT Anthony Weaver, Notre Dame
Herm Edwards needs a playmaking defensive tackle and Weaver is the pick over the inconsistent Larry Tripplett.

23. OAKLAND - DE Kalimba Edwards, South Carolina
Al Davis will fall in love with this fast, rangy defensive end, who is from the same mold (and school) as Jets DE John Abraham.

24. BALTIMORE - RB T.J. Duckett, Michigan State
Baltimore lands Duckett, a power back, who will back up Jamal Lewis or ram past him on the depth chart.

25. NEW ORLEANS (from Miami) - WR Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh
The Saints need a playmaking receiver to play opposite Joe Horn. Bryant has boom or bust written all over him.

26. PHILADELPHIA - S Ed Reed, Miami
The Eagles draft the ballhawking Reed replaces the injured Damon Moore at strong safety.

27. SAN FRANCISCO - G Toniu Fonoti, Nebraska
Fonoti is a perfect fit for the West Coast offense with his ability to pull and trap. The move also keeps Derrick Deese at OT.

28. GREEN BAY - WR Josh Reed, Louisiana State
Reed replaces Antonio Freeman and brings great route running and run-after-catch abilty to Green Bay.

29. CHICAGO - DE Dwight Freeney, Syracuse
Chicago needs a CB and could take OT Mike Pearson from Florida, but Freeney is a gifted pass rusher with the speed Jerry Angelo craves.

30. PITTSBURGH - G Andre Gurode, Colorado
The road-grading Gurode teams with Alan Faneca to bolster Pittsburgh's interior offensive line.

31. ST. LOUIS - OT Kendall Simmons, Auburn
Simmons, whose stock is rising, is a versatile player who can play guard or tackle.

32. NEW ENGLAND - RB DeShaun Foster, UCLA
Houston may want Foster at No. 33, but RB Antowain Smith can't be counted on again this year in New England.

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