3. Mekhi Becton (Louisville)/ Jedrick Wills (Alabama)
Conventional wisdom for Tampa Bay in the NFL Draft is that the organization takes an offensive tackle in the first round.
But, there may have to be a trade for that to happen. Typically you don’t trade up for an offensive lineman, but that may be the only chance the organization has at getting one of the top offensive tackles in the draft.
Wills is going to be the top offensive tackle in the draft. The Buccaneers can likely get Becton- a huge prospect- by trading up to the 8-12 range. They’ll likely have to trade a bit higher to get Wills.
However, the return on investment may be worth it.
If you’re looking for an offensive tackle who has Pro Bowl potential and the ability to come in and be a starter from the beginning, Wills is the move. Becton wont’ be far behind him, either.
If the Bucs want one of those elite tackles, it may very well cost them trading up a few picks and giving up a draft pick later as a result.