The Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s draft board is becoming clearer after the first week of free agency. Here are five players that could be picked at the fifth pick.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently own the fifth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and while they are in a prime position to trade back in the draft in order to gather assets, general manager Jason Licht has also stated that there are “about five players” he’d love to draft with their pick. It would take a king’s ransom for the Bucs to move out of the top-five.
With team needs at linebacker with the departure of Kwon Alexander and the uncertain future of Kendell Beckwith, pass rusher as Vinny Curry has been cut and Jason Pierre-Paul as the only player in double-digit sacks, and in the secondary, expect that to be the emphasis of Tampa Bay when the draft rolls around. However, there is not a player in the secondary in this draft class worth a top-15 pick, let alone a top-five pick, so none will appear on this list.
With quarterback teams expected to rush into a frenzy to move up to grab the likes of Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray, some elite talent has the real potential to slip to the Bucs at the five spot. If the Buccaneers choose to stay at the fifth overall slot, whom could they be targeting?