Buccaneers: Look for safety position to be addressed in mid-rounds

Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to address several needs during the 2020 NFL Draft and safety will be one of them.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some important roster moves to make during the 2020 offseason and those will dictate what happens in the NFL Draft.

That being said, the consensus opinion is that the Buccaneers will select an offensive tackle with their No. 14 overall pick in this spring’s draft before addressing other concerns with later picks.

The NFL Draft is still a few months away, but one of the positions that the Buccaneers will undoubtedly address in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft is safety.

Tampa Bay currently returns three notable players at safety in Mike Edwards, Jordan Whitehead and Justin Evans. Evans missed the 2019 season due to a foot injury, but is expected to be back for 2020. The Buccaneers will also have to make a decision on pending free agents Darian Stewart and Andrew Adams.

Even though there’s depth and young talent at the position, there’s reason to expect that the Buccaneers will want to add at least one body to the safety room, especially if they elect to part ways with one of those free agents.

Here’s a few mid-round safety prospects to keep your eye on:

These are four guys who will go between the 2nd and 5th round, in terms of projections. Out of this group, one the most undervalued players is Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller. Fuller was a physical presence and shows all the skills needed to compete at the next level.

Next. Devin McCourty a potential free agent target. dark

There also several others such as K’Von Wallace (Clemson), Julian Blackmon (Utah), Jared Mayden (Alabama), Kamren Curl (Arkansas) and Reggie Floyd (Virginia Tech) that the Bucs could consider in the later rounds.