The Buccaneers were one win away from making the playoffs this season, and it has them and their fans all the more excited to see what the 2017 season has to bring. Another successful draft would go a long way, and pundits have been speculating plenty on who Jason Licht may add to the roster this spring.
Most seem to agree the biggest need when the Buccaneers go on the clock in the first round is likely to be at wide receiver or safety.
While free-agency has yet to stake it’s claim to these needs, it’s certain the team has to add speed to their offense and more consistent coverage to their defensive unit.
Mike Williams from Clemson University seems to be the number one rated wide receiver in the upcoming class, and while he may go Top-10, there’s some room for debate on whether Corey Davis or John Ross will be the second receiver taken.
Let’s assume the Tennessee Titans take Williams to pair him with quarterback Marcus Mariota who is coming off his second season-ending injury and would certainly benefit from a receiver to throw to so he doesn’t have to run or hold the ball so often.
The next teams projected to need a receiver as one of their top needs are the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and well – the Titans again.
If the chips fall correctly, then the Bucs will have their choice between either Corey Davis or John Ross. One is a speedster with little height but tons of playmaking ability. The other is a taller, albeit slower, option who looks to be capable of running a full route tree at the NFL level but lacks some of the “lighting-strikes” ability of his counter-part.
So, who’s the pick? Let’s evaluate.