With the seventh pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:
Minkah Fitzpatrick; Defensive Back from the University of Alabama
Drik Koetter already has his offense figured out. The issue now resides in the defense where they could not get to the quarterback and subsequently, defend the pass. Considering in this mock that Bradley Chubb is no longer an option, Drik elects to go for the lesser of two evils in Minkah “Magic” Ftizpatrick. Given the fact that the team sorely needs an all world Free Safety, Minkah easily fits this bill as his football I.Q. and instincts are among the best in the class. While he is no where near as versatile as Derwin James, he is what the Buccaneers need in the secondary; a field general who will allow everyone to be in position while also making splash plays for a defense that sorely needs it.