Dalton Risner, Kansas State
Like Ford, Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner can also play both tackle or guard along the Buccaneers’ offensive front if he is drafted by Tampa Bay. Risner was considered a fringe first rounder, so it is not as much of a shock to see him slide into the second round as it is to see Ford and Taylor.
A four-year starter at Kansas State, Risner became a popular name at the combine after he interviewed well with teams and displayed himself to be one of the more likable players in the draft. It did not hurt his stock as he tested as an above average athlete in Indianapolis as well.
At the combine, he measured in at 6’4½ and 312 pounds, and while his speed was poor with a 5.3 second 40 yard dash, he showed great explosion and good athleticism with his broad jump and 3-cone drill. It is unknown as to whether or not the Buccaneers have met with Risner.
Risner could be a plug and play prospect on day-one at either tackle or guard, or could be sat in waiting behind Cappa or Dotson. Either way, adding depth to their offensive line would give the Buccaneers flexibility in the trenches heading into the 2019 season.