Entering a make-or-break season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must add significant contributors in the draft; here is a worst-case scenario to avoid.
Last week we covered the best case draft scenario for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that consisted of Alabama’s Quinnen Williams falling to them at the fifth overall pick, while still adding talent like the Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin in the fourth round. Today we cover the absolute worse case scenario for the Buccaneers through the first three rounds once the draft arrives in two weeks.
This draft explores realistic and devastating moves that the Buccaneers could make later this month; it does not consist of Tampa Bay reaching on fourth round talent with the fifth overall pick or any drastically unrealistic moves.
General Manager Jason Licht has been known to misevaluate talent that has led to big time players slipping out of the grasp of Tampa Bay while they instead draft a player who struggles to make an impact. Not even including Vita Vea over Derwin James, because Vea will still turn out ot be a great player in the NFL, Licht has misevaluated talent that has led to the drafting of Vernon Hargreaves, Noah Spence, and trading up to select a kicker in the second round; this was in just the 2016 draft alone.
Entering the 2019 season, the Buccaneers are in a crucial spot with a new head coach in Bruce Arians brought in to compete right away. In order to set Arians and his staff up for success, Licht must bring in significant contributors who can help the Buccaneers win games this year.