The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could potentially trade that No. 14 overall pick for a place lower in the first round and an extra pick in the draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are slated to pick No. 14 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and there are several prospects to consider at that portion of the draft.
However, there are reasons the Buccaneers could consider trading down and getting a potential greater return on investment. Tampa could trade down for an extra pick or two in the draft, or for a future first-round pick.
Building a franchise is all about developing through the draft and it could be a viable option if Tampa decides it likes some of the players in the later rounds.
Here’s a look at five prospects the Buccaneers could trade down and still get in the first round.
5.S Xavier McKinney (Alabama)
The most likely option for Tampa Bay is to address the offensive line in the first-round, but there’s still reason to believe that the Buccaneers could look at a safety.
If the top four offensive linemen are off the board [and that’s certainly a possibility] when pick No. 14 comes around, the Buccaneers could trade back a few spots, get another draft pick and select Xavier McKinney, one of the top safeties in the draft.
Tampa Bay will most likely be looking to address the safety position at some point in the draft and, if the organization could get McKinney (who is projected anywhere between 17-27) with a later pick, it could be a nice consolation.