Tampa Bay needs to improve its pass rush, and get more production against the run from their defensive line. They already possess a solid pair of defensive tackles, but they need an EDGE rusher that can pressure opposing quarterbacks, while also being a force against opposing ground games.

One player the Bucs will give consideration to selecting is Taco Charlton. Charlton gets a good burst off the snap, has solid strength for his size, is fast in his intial burst off the snap, and uses his hands well to shed blocks. Charlton would be an upgrade off the edge.

Another name of interest at the position is Charles Harris. His stock is rising after a good combine performance.  Harris is quicker off the snap, but he lacks Chalton's lateral agility, and tends to get tied up easily after the snap. Tampa Bay will also give Tim Williams some consideration.

Running Back

The only play here is if Dalvin Cook somehow slips this far into the 1st round. If this takes place, the Bucs would certainly give drafting Cook, to aid their ground game, some serious consideration. It's not likely that Cook falls this far into the 1st round.

Another possibility here is Christian McCaffrey, who had a solid year at Stanford last season, and also looked impressive at the combine. McCaffrey is flying up my draft board rankings, and him landing in the top 20 isn't out of the question.


Tampa Bay also needs to upgrade their secondary, primarily at safety.  Quincy Wilson is a possibility here. At 6'1 211 lbs., Wilson has the size, speed, and agility to play safety, even though he's listed as a corner.

Other targets such as Bubba Baker, and Obi Melifonwu would be reaches this early in the draft. So, outside of Wilson, they are limited at improving the position due to the top safeties already having been selected.

Wide Receiver

I include this position for the chance that either Corey Davis, or John Ross falls this far in the draft. Despite adding DeSean Jackson, the Bucs could look to add another weapon to their passing game if avaliable.

Ross would be deadly in the Bucs offense, as his speed, and cathing abilities fit perfectly within the Bucs offense. Davis would also flourish in the Bucs offense.  He has the tools to become a 1WR at the next level.

If you were the GM of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who would you pick?

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