After waiting 143 picks to select an offensive lineman, it took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only six more to select their second of the draft.
Coming into the draft, the Bucs were heavily rumoured to have significant interest in improving their offensive line — common sense dictated the same idea.
But after waiting until day 3 to draft a player on the o-line, the Bucs added more depth by picking Pamphile.
Right now, it doesn’t appear that Pamphile will be starting for the Bucs. Newly minted free agent signing Anthony Collins will be playing left tackle, while Demar Dotson will be manning the right side.
However, there is a chance that Pamphile moves to guard, but right now he will reportedly remain at tackle.
Regardless, Pamphile offers more depth for the Bucs at a position they need it. Oniel Cousins is the only other player on the Bucs’ roster that has any legitimate playing experience.
CBSSports say that Pamphile is explosive off the line of scrimmage, moves good, and protects the edge well. They also say he competes on every snap. However, they say he is susceptible to inside moves and needs to learn to locate and move with the pocket.
There’s no doubt that adding depth to the offensive line was needed for the Bucs, and doing it in the fifth round comes as a surprise, but this a desirable, and needed pick.
Final Grade: B
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