Round 2: Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
If the Buccaneers choose to go in a different direction in the first round or if Williams is off of the board by the time the fifth overall pick rolls around, then Dexter Lawrence from the University of Clemson would be a solid choice at the 39th overall pick in the draft.
The big 6’4 and 342 pound defensive tackle only tested in two drills at the combine, but posted great numbers in both the 40 yard dash and the bench press. At 342 pounds, Lawrence still managed to run a 5.05 second 40 yard dash, faster than some defensive end prospects; he also pressed a whopping 36 reps on the bench press as well.
While Lawrence was suspended from the College Football Playoffs last season due to using performance enhancing drugs, he has not run away from the questions and has faced his punishment. In 2018 for the national champion Tigers, Lawrence tallied seven tackles for loss and a sack and a half.
Adding Lawrence would give the Buccaneers flexibility along their defensive line. Pair the two large figures of Vea and Lawrence could give the team a formidable run stopping defense and allow the linebackers to have a field day in gaps.