Jason Licht has a nice track record in the draft since he became the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager in 2014. Here are some of his best selections in the NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some special drafts over the years. The current team has been built primarily through the draft, with the main pillars being homegrown. That includes Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith on the offense. On the other side, the all-star trio of Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander all came to Tampa Bay through the draft.
The team’s more recent drafts have been pretty solid. But there have been a few significantly strong drafts in the past as well. There was Lee Roy Selmon to start things in 1976. No one will ever forget the two first round picks in 1995 that went on to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of course, those were Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks. The 1997 class included Warrick Dunn and Ronde Barber too. Those are four of the franchise’s best that all got drafted within a couple of years.
There’s always some good and some bad when it comes to the draft, which means current general manager Jason Licht has had his fair share of hits and misses. Let’s start by breaking down Licht’s best picks as the Bucs general manager.