The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never been shy about drafting small school prospects with high upside; here are five targets in this year’s draft class.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not been shy about targeting and drafting players from small schools. In the past, offensive linemen Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa have both come from smaller schools, and even though Noah Spence started his college career at Ohio State, he was drafted out of Northern Kentucky as well.
There are a number of talented prospects in this year’s draft class that happen to align with team needs for the Buccaneers. With holes still all over the defense, expect the majority of general manager Jason Licht’s energy to be devoted to that side of the football. In the process, the Buccaneers will also add a weapon or two to the offensive side of the ball as well.
The 2019 NFL Draft is a little over two weeks away, and the Buccaneers are in the process of bringing in players on top-30 visits. While the majority of the small school prospects will not warrant one of these visits, they could still be largely on Tampa Bay’s draft board.
Who could be a small school target of the Buccaneers this year? Here are five players that do not play for power-five conferences that deserve still attention as the draft quickly approaches.