The 2020 NFL Draft has come to an end, and here are the final draft grades for each of the picks for the Buccaneers by the members of The Pewter Plank.
The 2020 NFL Draft has finally come to an end, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have mostly solidified their roster heading into Summer.
The Buccaneers were mostly lauded for their selections and were able to get great value for several picks who slipped into the later rounds.
It was also clear that Bruce Arians had a heavy hand in the drafting process. Many of the players taken fit Arians’ system well and are similar to players that he has drafted in the past.
For those who have not yet seen the new Buccaneer draft picks, here are the results of the previous days:
Round 1: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa (The Buccaneers traded the San Francisco 49ers their remaining 2020 fourth-round pick to switch spots between #13 and #14. Tampa Bay also received an additional seventh-round pick)
Round 2: Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
Round 3: Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
Round 5: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
Round 6: Khalil Davis, IDL, Nebraska
Round 7: Chapelle Russell, LB, Temple
Round 7: Raymond Calias, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
The Buccaneers were able to address their biggest positions of need coming into this draft and fortunately dodged the bullet of drafting a kicker that has plagued the Tampa Bay draft process in the past.
Another point that should be taken into account is that the Bucs traded their other fourth-round pick to the New England Patriots for tight end Rob Gronkowski.
In all, there weren’t many surprises for the Buccaneers in this year’s draft. Often some players or positions come out of nowhere, but Tampa Bay mainly stuck to the areas of greatest need, and that could pay off in the long run.
Year two of Bruce Arians assisting with the process is now in the books, and here are the draft grades for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their 2020 NFL Draft selections.