The Buccaneers almost have all the talent they need to win. With some added depth along with a change in the coaching staff, I believe next years Bucs team is going to be one of the most improved teams in the league.
The Buccaneers have picks in rounds 1,2,4,5 and 7.
ROUND 1 – LB – Khalil Mack – Buffalo
The Buccaneers need to improve the pass rush. Khalil Mack would help them achieve that goal. He has been one of the most consistent defensive players all season. He is very fast and is a very hard-hitter. He has a nose for the ball and is in on every play no matter where on the field. He has climbed his way into the top 10 on many draft boards and is still rising.
ROUND 2 – TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Washington
Tim Wright has had a solid season for the Bucs, but he is no number one target. Seferian-Jenkins fits in with the new breed of tight ends in the NFL. He is a large body with great hands and great speed. He was originally slated as the number one tight end in the class at the beginning of the year, but with the success of Jace Amaro and Eric Ebron, he has fallen off.
ROUND 4 – OT – Seantrel Henderson – OT – Miami
This guy is a monster. At 6’7’’ and 345 lbs, he is similar to former first round pick, DJ Fluker. He has great footwork and can hold up the line on either end. He was once thought to be the most talented offensive lineman recruit in college football when he was a freshman. Henderson has missed some time due to injury and a couple off the field incidents, but he has the most potential of any lineman on the middle rounds.
ROUND 5 – QB – Aaron Murray – Georgia
Aaron Murray is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in college football history. He broke multiple SEC records in his senior season at Georgia. Unfortunately, records and stats do not have any bearing on NFL potential. If Murray was three inches taller he would be 2-3 round talent. His lack of size will cause him to drop. He has one of the best minds in college football and could develop into a very solid NFL quarterback if given the right coaching and opportunities.
ROUND 7 – WR – Eric Ward – Texas Tech
Ward is the second best target in the Red Raiders high-flying offense, right behind Jace Amaro. Texas Tech has had one of the biggest passing offenses in college football for years now and Ward is a big beneficiary of that. He has been put in the position to make some great catches over his career. He projects to be a very high upside slot receiver in the NFL. Ward’s athleticism is his biggest feature. He is fast and is an experienced route runner. He would be a great addition to the Bucs offense.