After a rocky start to his college career, Gerald Willis III put his name back on the map and could be an in-state target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently projected to have roughly $1.7 million in available cap space for the upcoming free agency period which makes this draft and the six picks extremely important for general manager Jason Licht. All offseason there’s been rumors of potentially moving on from veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to clear cap space.
If the Bucs become impressed and confident enough in whomever they draft for the interior of their defensive line it may make management more likely to cut McCoy. The Bucs can bring in-state prospects in for visits without burning any of their limited officials, Gerald Willis III will more than likely be someone the Bucs target as a potential replacement.
Gerald Willis III may not be a household name just yet but he’s well on his way after a phenomenal 2018 campaign that earned him All-American honors and second team All-ACC honors. As the pre-draft process roles along, we take an in-depth look at the versatile Miami Hurricane defensive tackle and how he could potentially fit with the Buccaneers on the field in 2019.