The fifth and final team need that Parr listed for the Buccaneers was along the defensive line. This remains a hot topic in Tampa Bay as the rumors continue to swirl around the future of perennial Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy. As of right now, addressing the defensive line is not a need for the Buccaneers, but could very well become a need in the near future.
Moving to a 3-4 scheme under Bowles, the starters along the defensive line right now stack up to be McCoy, Jason Pierre-Paul, and last year’s first round pick Vita Vea. Newly signed Shaquil Barrett, Carl Nassib, and Noah Spence will be in rotation off of the edge as well in Tampa Bay. On paper this seems like a solid front five for the Buccaneers.
If Quinnen Williams somehow finds his way to the fifth overall pick in the draft, the Buccaneers must take him in a heartbeat. Taking Williams would also be the nail in the coffin for McCoy’s future with the Buccaneers. However, it would also immediately fill a need and even improve the defensive line in an instant.
If the Buccaneers do not land Williams and look to address the depth along the defensive line later in the draft, some prospects include Jerry Tillery, Khalen Saunders, Charles Omenihu, and Zach Allen.
Did Parr get need right?: TBD