We are less than one month away from the 2019 NFL Draft and NFL.com listed team needs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; did they get it right?
Last week, NFL.com’s Dan Parr released an article outlining every team’s biggest needs as the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around and free agency is slowing down. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Parr stated that linebacker, cornerback, safety, running back, and defensive line were their biggest team needs.
"“The focus ought to be on giving [defensive] coordinator Todd Bowles the pieces he needs to turn the defense around. There’s a big hole to fill right in the middle of the D, with Kwon Alexander departing for the49ers, but the secondary is also a concern — Tampa Bay allowed a league-worst 110.9 passer rating in 2018. On the other side of the ball, a playmaking RB1 would ease the burden on Jameis Winston” (via Parr at NFL.com)."
With less than $2 million in spending flexibility, it would appear that Tampa Bay is more than likely finished with their free agency spending outside of some depth pieces. This means that any further need will be addressed primarily through the 2019 NFL Draft set to take place at the end of the month.
Here, we will analyze all of the position groups and determine if the it is really a position of need for the Buccaneers or if they can get away without addressing it in 2019.