LB Jack Cichy (Rd. 6, Pick 202)
Injuries have slowed down Jack Cichy‘s football career. In his final season Wisconsin, Cichy tore his ACL, ending his terrific college career early. The injury also sent him on a freefall in the 2018 Draft.
The Bucs were able to pick him up in the sixth round. It felt like a steal. If Cichy could ever get healthy, he could develop into a productive linebacker.
Unfortunately, Cichy tore his ACL, in the opposite knee that he hurt in college, the same week that starting linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered the same fate.
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Cichy would have been in line for significant snaps if he didn’t suffer the ligament tear. He flashed on special teams and seemed like at worst a backup level player in 2018, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Hopefully, Cichy can return in 2019 with the injury bug behind him. The linebacking corps needs depth next season. Cichy can provide that.
WR Justin Watson (Rd. 5, Pick 144)
A training camp darling, Justin Watson looked like he was in line for production in 2019, rather than last season. The Bucs had a deep receiving corps, and at best, Watson would be the fifth receiver on the depth chart.
However, Watson contributed on special teams. He led the team in special teams tackles and suited up in 12 games, despite a deep wideout group.