OG Chris Lindstrom (Boston College)
Typically, the guard position in football is a forgotten position. They do much of the dirty work in the run game and don’t make the same amount of money as bookend tackles.
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Buccaneers fans, on the other hand, are well aware of the guard spot. Mainly due to the team’s inability to find an answer at the position.
Tampa Bay was forced to start Caleb Benenoch at the position last season. He would go on to allow the most sacks out of every guard in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Bucs tried to give third-round pick Alex Cappa a chance to shine, but the spotlight was too big for him. Cappa flopped in his first NFL season. He will need to show improvement if he wants any shot at the starting job in 2019.
One of the top guards in the NFL Draft is Boston College’s, Chris Lindstrom. He is a mauler in the run game and should be ready to start from the jump. If Tampa Bay wants to shore up the most significant hole along their offensive line, keep an eye on Lindstrom if they trade back or if he falls into the second round.