The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are slated to pick 14th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the organization could make the move to trade up.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading into a significant offseason as the organization looks to put a 12-year streak of missing the playoffs behind it and move forward.
The Buccaneers have some promising pieces and are poised to take the next step in competing for the NFC South division title and getting back to the playoffs with some smart moves this offseason.
The offseason all starts with free agency decisions, but then it will quickly be followed up with the NFL Draft, where Tampa Bay will look to find some talented young pieces to add to its promising core.
We’re going to explore some options for the Buccaneers if the organization trades down in the NFL Draft soon, but today let’s take a look at some prospects who could intrigue Tampa Bay realistically enough to trade-up.
5. Isaiah Simmons (Clemson)
Let’s start by saying that it’s not likely to see the Buccaneers trade up in the draft. Tampa Bay already has a spot in the draft where some talented options will be available and all too often it just costs too much to trade up.
However, there’s nothing wrong with exploring the options.
One of those prospects could be Isaiah Simmons, the safety/linebacker prospect from Clemson.
Simmons is projected to be taken somewhere between 3-9 depending on which analyst you listen to and it would likely take the Buccaneers’ No. 14 pick, as well as another pick or two in the future, to get up in the conversation.
Taking Simmons wouldn’t necessarily be addressing a need, but he could fit in as a hybrid linebacker in the system.
Tampa Bay needs to sure-up that secondary and Simmons’ freakish athleticism and versatility could be the perfect answer.