Based on the moves that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made this offseason, it appears that the offensive line is a priority for another year.
Whether we like it or not, the moves that Jason Licht and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made this offseason may signal that, for the most part, the offensive line is an issue for another year. After re-signing left tackle Donovan Smith and picking up right tackle Demar Dotson’s team option for 2019, it looks like the Buccaneers will roll with what they have this season in the trenches.
Left guard and center are not an issue for the Buccaneers as Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen are holding down the left side of the interior of the offensive line, with Smith at tackle. The only hole in 2019 is at right guard, where Caleb Benenoch, to put it lightly, struggled mightily in 2018 and has since been moved to tackle to compete as the swing lineman in Tampa Bay.
However, Licht used a third rounder on guard Alex Cappa just one year ago, and whether it is out of pride and stubbornness, it would be extremely unlikely to see the Bucs’ general manager use another pick in the top half of the draft to address that position again.
Get used to the faces that are on the roster now Bucs fans, as this will most likely be the lineup that Tampa Bay fields in 2019; get to know them here.