Tampa Bay Buccaneers select offensive lineman, Alex Cappa
Just when we all thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were done, they traded back into the tail end of day two to get Humboldt State’s Alex Cappa.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent a big part of their off-season getting the trenches right, and they didn’t stop when the draft clock started ticking.
Cappa joins first round draft pick Vita Vea and a slew of free-agent and trade acquisitions who will be patrolling the line of scrimmage for Dirk Koetter and the Bucs in 2018.
For those who didn’t know, Cappa is big lineman who played all of 2017 at left tackle for his small school.
Compared to a night club bouncer by NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, Cappa plays angry and finishes every block the way you want your linemen to.
This move is significant in many ways. Cappa figures to likely move inside as a guard and may immediately challenge J.R. Sweezy for a starting job if he comes in the way many think he will.
However, the impact may not stop there. With this addition to the interior line the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have the ability to keep Caleb Benenoch on track to challenge as a future starting tackle.
None of it is certain of course, and camps will certainly give the coaching staff the time they need to figure out where each man needs to play.
Regardless, one thing is certain. Jason Licht and the Bucs approached this off-season and draft intent on doing everything necessary to improve the entire roster.
They’ve succeeded in this goal, and it’s very exciting.
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What do you think of this pick, and all five picks made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first two days of the 2018 NFL Draft?