Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Biggest takeaways after the draft

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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By the time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished up their 2019 NFL Draft, it left more questions than answers. Here are three takeaways from their draft.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received a haul of eight players in this year’s draft class, but even with the number of players the Bucs landed, it may have raised more questions than answers at the end of the day and has left many scratching their heads.

While their first round pick of Devin White was a shock to nobody, their plan on day-two of drafting three defensive backs, one in the second round and two in the third round. Another surprise was to see Tampa Bay fail to address the defensive front until the seventh round and add only one edge rusher in the fourth.

The Pewter Plank team gave the Buccaneers a final draft grade of a C+, which could have been higher had they not taken a kicker in the fifth round. It seems like Tampa Bay left a lot of value on the board, beginning with the fifth overall pick.

Nevertheless, head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht did what they thought was best for the future of the Buccaneers’ organization. Now that the draft has concluded, here are three main takeaways and observations about the state of the Buccaneers and their plans moving forward. Spoilers: the big man in the middle may not be going anywhere after all.