Round 5, Pick 145: Oli Udoh, OT, Elon
Transitioning to the offensive side of the football, the Buccaneers use their fifth round pick to draft the heir apparent to Demar Dotson. Dotson is on the last year of his deal, and now on the wrong side of 30, his time with the Buccaneers could be up after the 2019 season.
Adding Oli Udoh in the fifth round would give the Buccaneers an offensive tackle with all of the desirable traits, but may need a year to absorb his coaching in order to develop his raw technique. While Udoh is from the small school of Elon, his upside is huge; utilizing a fifth round flyer on him could pay off huge dividends for the Buccaneers in 2020 and beyond.
Udoh shined at the Shrine game, and used that performance to earn an invitation to the combine, where he measured in at a massive 6’5½, 323 pounds, an 85 inch wingspan (95th percentile), and over 35 inch arms (87th percentile). He went on to run a 5.05 second 40 yard dash (89th percentile), and test in the top 50 percent in his vertical and broad jump, as well as the bench press.
Again, Udoh is going to need some coaching up and probably a redshirt season to groom. However, he has all of the potential in the world and is worth a fifth round flyer for the Buccaneers.