Drafted by the Bucs in the second round of the 2016 draft, Noah Spence was expected to come into Tampa Bay and develop into a quality pass rusher for the pewter and silver. He has not quite panned out as Licht and his team had planned.
Spence has been unable to stay healthy the past two seasons, playing only six games in 2017 after a dislocated shoulder, and then missing portions of the 2018 season as an inactive healthy scratch, and when he is active he has seen very limited snaps. Unless Todd Bowles and this new regime have their eyes fixed on Spence, it is hard to imagine a player who has been such a non-factor to be back with the Bucs in 2019.
Tallying 5.5 sacks as a rookie, it appeared that Spence was developing splendidly and that they team had found a gem in the second round. However, since his rookie season, he has only managed one sack and 12 tackles since. He is on the last year of his deal, and the inexpensive nature of his contract could be his saving grace in Tampa Bay, but if the Bucs get any sort of offer for any draft assets, it seems unlikely that Licht would be in a position to turn that trade down.