The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are being mentioned as one of the teams who could desire to trade-up in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Albert Breer has recently said the Buccaneers are amongst three teams looking to move up in the first round. Among the teams included are the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos.
Breer notes the Bucs and Broncos are looking to move up possibly for a tackle while he is not sure of the Falcons’ intentions at this time.
Now, if the Buccaneers are looking to move up, assuming it would be into the top-10. Teams that may be looking to trade back are the Panthers at No. 7, Cardinals at No. 8, the Jaguars at No. 9, and the Browns at No. 10. Trading within the division is always difficult, so the other three slots seem to be the targets at this time.
The Cardinals seem like an intriguing trade partner due to them losing a second round pick to acquire DeAndre Hopkins. Tristan Wirfs seems to be the ideal prospect for the Cardinals to protect Kyler Murray, so if he is gone, the Cardinals may be willing to move back for some extra capital. The likely cost would be a third-round pick this year and a 2021 second-round pick.
The Jaguars seem to be the highest probability of a trade back at this time; however, Yannick Ngakoue may be their best trade chip to try and move up in the first round. However, should the Jags stay, they may be willing to really like 2021 capital. A similar trade involving our third this year and a 2021 second should be able to do the trick at this spot, as well.
The Browns are in an interesting position. They have been linked to Ezra Cleveland to be their potential guy to help protect Baker Mayfield. If so, they may be willing to trade back get an extra day 2 pick or two in the process. The likely cost for the Bucs to trade up could be our 3rd round this year and a 3rd round in 2021 or a 2021 2nd on it’s own.
Trading up in the first round is always hard to predict, so what would you recommend the Bucs do? Would you recommend a trade up from 14 to target a tackle or are you okay staying at #14 and selecting a tackle like Josh Jones who has been linked to the Bucs during the draft process? If the Bucs trade up, who do you think they will target? Tweet @Bucs_Barrett with your thoughts or comment down below!