The ripple effect of the 2019 NFL Draft has already begun as clear winners and losers from the weekend are being identified for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After months of anticipation and coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft, it came and went with a snap of the fingers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers left the weekend extravaganza with eight new players added to their roster and cutting five to make room for undrafted free agents as well.
With virtually no cap space to work with, the Buccaneers needed to nail this draft in order to add players on cost-effective deals. This upcoming year will be a make-or-break season in Tampa Bay, and as it rolls around, optimism seems to be dwindling after this draft averaged out with only a C+ grade.
On paper it does not look like a fruitful draft from the third round and beyond, as the Buccaneers selected two defensive backs in the third round, a kicker in the fifth round, and an unathletic and injury prone defensive tackle in the seventh round. However it will be just a matter of time before seeing how these picks translate from on paper onto the field.
Every year, each draft ends with current and future players as well as other personnel coming out as winners and losers of the event. This year is no different as the selections made will send a ripple effect through the rest of the organization in Tampa Bay. Since its conclusion, here are three winners and losers in the aftermath of the draft.