A giant hole remains along offensive front
A bigger that needs figured out as soon as humanly possible, however, is the gaping hole in the offensive line at the right guard spot. A year ago, the Buccaneers started Caleb Benenoch at that spot. Needless to say, he has been moved out of the right guard role and now looks to fight for a roster spot as a backup tackle.
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The Buccaneers have been hoping that last year’s third round pick Alex Cappa would be ready to fill the void at right guard, however it would seem that he has not quite developed as quickly as the Buccaneers would have hoped for. Coming into Tampa Bay this offseason via free agency was a former Arians’ draft pick who spent last season as a backup with the Cleveland Browns Earl Watford.
Cappa and Watford look to square off this summer for the job at right guard along the Buccaneers’ offensive line that failed to get a rushing attack going a year ago. Joining the fight as well is Josh LeRibeus, who was signed just about a month ago, and Evan Smith (if healthy) could become a part of the conversation as well.
Given the lack of name recognition and potential panic at the right guard position, that would appear to be the more dire cap battle than cornerback. However, there could be a ton of turnover in the secondary, so it makes sense why cornerback was identified by Chichester.