Day One: Josh Allen, Kentucky
He has met with the team, and there is a real chance ha could fall to the Buccaneers with the fifth pick in the draft. If Josh Allen is on the board, then he must come to Tampa Bay at all costs, even over the likes of Devin White. Allen is an elite prospect and ranks as the third best prospect in this class, behind only Alabama’s Quinnen Williams and Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.
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Allen won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2018 for the Kentucky Wildcats and was named an All-American for the first time in his career. Having a monster senior year, Allen recorded 21 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 17.5 sacks in Lexington; he played so well he was able to skip out on the Senior Bowl in preparation for the combine, already looking like a top-five lock.
Before the 2018 draft, Allen was contemplating leaving school after his junior year, and was projected to be a third round pick. He ultimately decided to stay in school, and as a result, has seen his draft stock soar more to a potential top-three pick. Under no circumstances should Allen make it out of the top-five, and the Buccaneers must ensure it does not happen.