This 2019 draft class, led by Devin White is establishing itself as one of the best for the Buccaneers, maybe even as good as the historic 1995 class.
Whenever a team enters the draft, it goes without saying that there is a lot riding on the picks they make. Never is the decision more important than when a team finds itself picking in the top five slots of the first round. Their choice will be worn around their neck for years to come, like a badge of honor, or of failure.
There have been few drafts like the one the Buccaneers had in 1995, where the Bucs selected two eventual Hall of Famers in Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp. Not many teams can boast of such a feat, but the pewter and red may have gone and done it again.
In this years 2019 draft, the Buccaneers owned the fifth overall selection. With it, they selected Devin White out of LSU. Injuries hampered White early in the regular season, as he earned six tackles in his regular season debut against San Francisco, but was injured the following week at Carolina. He was out until game five at New Orleans.
Being that he wasn’t Superman very early on, the “bust” word started appearing on Bucs’ social media and criticism started pouring in against general manager Jason Licht. The tides have begun to turn here in Tampa as White has picked up his play week after week.