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PFF Projects Bucs Draft Perfect Slot Receiver to Pair With Tom Brady

Devon Platana
In PFF's latest mock draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore with the No. 32 pick.
In PFF's latest mock draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore with the No. 32 pick. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
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Despite coming off of a Super Bowl victory, even the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have needs as they approach the 2021 NFL Draft.

After all, the team has yet to bring back WR Antonio Brown, who may still be waiting for a bigger paycheck in free agency. Keeping that in mind, experts are projecting that the Buccaneers could draft a wide receiver in the first round to fill Brown's void.

In PFF's latest mock draft, Sam Monson projects that the Buccaneers will draft Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore 32nd overall to give Tom Brady another weapon at his disposal.

From Wes Welker to Julian Edelman, Brady has shown that he loves targeting slot receivers throughout his length NFL career. If drafted by the Buccaneers, Moore could be the next one.

The 5-foot-9 wide receiver played in 31 games for Ole Mass during his time with the school. Over those three seasons, he made 189 receptions and converted that into 2,441 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, with half of those scores coming in 2020. He was also first-team All-SEC and a consensus All-American last season.

Moore's college stats prove that he has the potential to be a valuable NFL receiver one day. Not only could he be a part of the Buccaneers' future, but he could also see some quality time this season if any of the team's receivers miss games due to injuries. After all, Chris Godwin has missed six games over the last two seasons, so the opportunity could be there for Moore to step up.

If Monson's mock draft prediction does end up happening, Brady would have a trusted weapon in Moore for the remainder of his NFL career.


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