As the pre-draft visits march along for the Tampa Bay Buccaneer, top-five lock Josh Allen from the University of Kentucky is set to come to town.
As the days pass and the 2019 NFL Draft continues to inch closer, high caliber prospects are scheduling visits with teams that could potentially be their next employer. The likes of Devin White, Devin Bush, Montez Sweat, and Ed Oliver have already visited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and according to Adam Schefter, Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen is next on the docket.
With the fifth pick in the draft, the Buccaneers are bound to have one elite pass rusher fall to them as teams will be jumping into the top-five in order to nab the quarterback of their choice. The two prospects that are most frequently linked as the realistic options to slide to Tampa Bay are Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, and Allen.
In new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ 3-4 scheme, Allen would be among only a handful of prospects that would fit the outside linebacker position like a glove in the newly installed Buccaneers’ defense. With the addition of Shaquil Barrett in free agency, the Buccaneers may be looking for his bookend early in the draft, while utilizing Noah Spence and Carl Nassib in rotational roles in order to give the starters a breather.