The 2019 NFL Draft is now just three days away, and to celebrate, here is a gift of a 7-round mock draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Three. More. Days. Thursday night cannot get here soon enough as the 2019 NFL Draft has has left many on the edge of their seat, this writer included, since the end of the NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have virtually no cap space left, so building through the draft is their only option moving forward.
At this point, the positions of need that must be addressed are within the interior of the defensive line, as it looks like Gerald McCoy’s best bet to be moved is during the draft, and in the secondary. Other areas of need that can be waited out include linebacker after switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme and having two solid linebackers to play at the second level in Lavonte David and Deone Bucannon, and offensive line where right guard is the only real hole and the team looks content with what they have up front.
General manager Jason Licht must nail down at least the top three picks in this year’s draft with quality players and young men who can come in and contribute right away. Expect the front office to give the Buccaneers’ defense a heavy dose of talent and youth early on, while adding a bit of talent to the offense on day-three of the draft.