Seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft, Round 7: Bucs select WR with final pick

EDITOR'S NOTE: This mock draft was updated following the Kansas City Chiefs' acquisition of Orlando Brown in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.

If the great Charles Dickens were still with us today, he would probably write a novel about the NFL draft. (OK, maybe not, but please roll with me here.)

His story would probably revolve around a grumpy old man who reads NFL mock drafts and complains about them.

"Every idiot that goes about writing mock drafts should be boiled in his own pudding," the character might say.

But then one night, three spirits would appear to show the curmudgeon the light. One would be the "Ghost of Things that SHOULD Be", a second the "Ghost of Things that WOULD Be" and finally the "Ghost of Things that COULD Be."

The first spirit would explain that mock drafts are usually not a vision of what the writer believes each team should do. The apparition would explain that these projections are not meant to indicate there is but only one player at each pick that is the correct one for the team to select.

The second specter appears to explain that any prediction, whether attempting to forecast football game results, economic activity or the weather, is modelled on past events. Therefore, mock drafts are attempting to show what would be -- if teams followed patterns from previous years. The kindly presence will then explain that there are always variations between past and future events -- so no mock draft will be 100 percent accurate.

The third ghost will then come to the aged football fan, explaining that mock drafts represent only one of many different scenarios that could unfold on draft weekend given each franchise's player evaluations and short- and long-term needs.

After hearing the guidance of the ghosts, our ill-tempered protagonist sings a new tune, exclaiming that he will "honor mock drafts in my heart, and try to keep them there all offseason! I will know that mock drafts are not what SHOULD or WOULD be, but only what COULD be!"

Please enjoy the following seven-round mock in that vein. Keep in mind that this projection does not benefit from the 11th-hour information that will trickle out leading up to Round 1. It does offer some scenarios as food for thought, and gives a general road map on where players might fall.

Want to create your own mock for the 2021 NFL Draft? Check out PFF’s draft simulator to play out countless scenarios for every team spanning all seven rounds.

Pick
229
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Rashad Weaver
Pittsburgh · Edge


Pick
230
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
Marlon Tuipulotu
USC · DT


Pick
231
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Larnel Coleman
UMass Amherst · OT
Pick
232
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Roy Lopez
Arizona · DT



Pick
233
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Jaelon Darden
North Texas · WR


Pick
234
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Garret Wallow
TCU · LB


Pick
235
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Brendon White
Rutgers · S


Pick
236
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Amen Ogbongbemiga
Oklahoma State · LB


Pick
237
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Dax Milne
BYU · WR



Pick
238
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
Chandon Herring
BYU · OG



Pick
239
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Alani Pututau
Adams State College · Edge



Pick
240
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Matt Farniok
Nebraska · OG
Pick
241
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Miller Forristall
Alabama · TE
Pick
242
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Israel Mukuamu
South Carolina · CB



Pick
243
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Larry Borom
Missouri · OG



Pick
244
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Devon Key
Western Kentucky · S
Pick
245
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Artayvious Lynn
TCU · TE
Pick
246
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
Thomas Fletcher
Alabama · LS



Pick
247
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
Nate McCrary
Saginaw Valley State · RB
Pick
248
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Antonio Phillips
Ball State · CB


Pick
249
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tre Brown
Oklahoma · CB
Pick
250
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Jaylon Moore
Western Michigan · OT



Pick
251
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jason Pinnock
Pittsburgh · CB
Pick
252
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Marquez Stevenson
Houston · WR



Pick
253
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Lawrence Woods
Truman State University · CB
Pick
254
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Brady Breeze
Oregon · S


Pick
255
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Shawn Davis
Florida · S


Pick
256
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Dez Fitzpatrick
Louisville · WR
Pick
257
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Mac McCain III
North Carolina A&T · CB
Pick
258
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
Nick McCloud
Notre Dame · CB
Pick
259
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rico Bussey
Hawaii · WR


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