Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Biggest takeaways after the draft

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Offensive line is not a worry of the Bucs

After a huge outcry from the entire city of Tampa Bay and their fans, the Buccaneers opted not to take an offensive lineman in the 2019 draft. However, if Cody Ford would have been on the board at 39, one pick before he was selected by the Buffalo Bills, he could have been selected by the Buccaneers to either play guard or sit for a year and play right tackle in 2020.

Good news to Bucs fans everywhere, however, is Caleb Benenoch will be nowhere near the starting lineup and may not even make the team once training camp is all said and done. The Buccaneers look locked and loaded to have a battle royale at the right guard position between last year’s third round pick Alex Cappa and free agent addition Earl Watford.

Next year may be a different story if the offensive line does not turn it around as Ryan Jensen will be owed no more guaranteed money and can be cut with another subpar season, Demar Dotson is likely nearing the end of his career and contract, and if the Cappa/Watford experience does not work out. For now, Tampa Bay is content to ride out the 2019 season with the players they have along their offensive front.