Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Last chance for the 2016 draft class

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Caleb Benenoch

Caleb Benenoch was taken in the fifth round in the 2016 draft as the Buccaneers were hopeful to have found a gem to plug into the interior of their offensive line. However, that has not panned out quite as Tampa Bay had planned as Benenoch is coming off a tremendously awful 2018 season.

Drafted out of UCLA, Benenoch could played both guard and tackle for the Bruins, and the Bucs are hoping for the same versatility out of him as the experiment of him at guard appears to be over. After he struggled mightily at guard in 2018, Benenoch is expected to move over to tackle and look to be the primary backup for Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson in 2019 after both players have been retained.

Tackle has been said to be Benenoch’s best position, but in the last year of his rookie contract, it may be too little too late for him. The Bucs desperately need to fix their offensive line for Winston to be at his best and for Tampa Bay to have any sort of success in 2019. Benenoch, if he gets the chance to see the field this season, could be on his last chance to play in a Buccaneers uniform.