Trade for an offensive lineman on a rookie deal or sign a vet for cheap.
Just like the running back position that struggled a year ago, the Buccaneers have made the decision to run it back with the same offensive line with minimal changes. Last year’s right guard Caleb Benenoch was moved to tackle and looks to compete for a roster spot as a backup. Alex Cappa, a third rounder from a year ago, is projected to take over the guard spot but has struggled mightily early this offseason.
The Buccaneers have also added veterans Earl Watford and Josh LeRibeus to the interior of their offensive line, but neither should be considered dominant starters who could help the team in 2019. Another way to choose to spend the remaining capital still in the Buccaneers’ bank account is to either trade for an offensive lineman on his rookie deal or sign a cheap veteran.
Some young linemen are currently struggling in their current roles with their teams and could need a change of scenery such as Pat Elflein, a former third round pick of the Minnesota Vikings. La’el Collins, who has played all over the line for the Dallas Cowboys also enters his contract year with a team with a ton of mouths to feed.
Veterans who have started as recent as last year such as John Sullivan could also be a route the Buccaneers take if they are looking for a short term, stop gap solution to their offensive line problems. Plugging a leak up front would be a worthwhile investment for the Buccaneers to make.