Buccaneers: Potential first round targets
By Zach Sauers
Now that the Buccaneers are eliminated from playoff contention, it is time to look towards the draft. Who are some first round prospects to keep an eye on?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the 2017 NFL season in hopes of building off of last season’s second half turnaround. Led by Head Coach Dirk Koetter and franchise signal-caller Jameis Winston, the NFL’s national media had their eyes on what was brewing down in the Bay area.
Along came HBO’s Hard Knocks, and the stakes were never higher for the Bucs.
Fast foward and the Bucs are now sitting at a measly 4-9 on season and the team looks to be ready to close the chapter on this less than impressive year.
Bad coaching may be at fault for most of the issues that are happening in Tampa, but there are still plenty of holes to fill with new personnel.
Although they currently sit at 8th in draft position, there are still three games left in this season. Whether the Bucs lose the next three games (which is likely) or manage to pull one out of the hat, they are still looking at a top-ten pick regardless.
Let’s take a look at the four top prospects that the Bucs will be targeting in the first round of this year’s upcoming draft.