Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Projecting day two at the 2018 NFL Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stay at Pick 38
The first pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have coming up in round two is the 38th overall selection and the sixth of the day.
Like pick twelve before it, the target seems to be fairly simple. Draft a running back.
In this instance there are three possible outcomes. One is, the Cleveland Browns OR Indianapolis Colts each draft a running back.
The Browns and Colts share an even split of four of the five picks coming before the Bucs make their first selection of the day.
Cleveland signed free-agent Carlos Hyde during the off-season and already have Duke Johnson on staff who proved to be an electric option in a very low-performing offense in 2017.
So, one could argue they don’t really need a running back and should look at other positions with their two early picks.
For the Colts, the best running back on hand is Marlon Mack who I happen to like a lot and had a bit of a draft crush on last year.
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To me, this team is the bigger threat to take a running back.
The fifth and final pick before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nab another talented rookie belongs to the New York Giants.
Yes, the same ones who drafted Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick in the first round. So, we’re good there.
If both the Browns and Colts draft running backs I’d be very surprised. There are need on both rosters much bigger than running back at the moment and some really nice names out there for them to pick from.
Guard, Will Hernandez and cornerback Josh Jackson make a lot of sense for Cleveland here. Meanwhile, Harold Landry and Josh Sweat would continue to upgrade the pass rush and defensive trenches in Indianapolis.