Overall, Tampa Bay’s general manager Jason Licht has a strong history in the NFL Draft. However, he is prone to big misses.
Of late, Jason Licht and the Buccaneers front office has used the Draft to add some top-tier talent on both sides of the ball. Foundational pieces like Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and Kwon Alexander have all come through the Draft.
At the same time, the Buccaneers have missed on some players who were projected to be major contributors. Licht has taken big risks in the early rounds on players who never panned out.
As good as some draft picks have been since the team’s inception, there have also been plenty of bad ones. The Bucs famously drafted Bo Jackson with the first overall pick in 1986, which was a disaster considering he never signed with them. More recently, Tampa Bay has drafted a few players that never quite panned out for them. Among those are Mark Barron, Johnthan Banks, Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers.
After breaking down the best of Licht’s picks, it is time to look at the other side of things.