Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three best draft picks of the 2010s

Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled to remain relevant over the past decade, but they were still able to find some dominant players in the draft.

Although the Buccaneers have been unable to make it to the playoffs since 2007, they have still been able to bring some impressive talent to the Tampa Bay area. The Bucs haven’t ever been a reliable free agent destination, so the draft has been their primary talent source. When the Bucs can’t draft well, there has been a clear correlation with depreciated levels of play.

During the past ten years, the Buccaneers have missed on a ton of players. Tampa Bay has wasted picks of every type and drafted positions that have no earthly business going that high, yet they questionably pressed on year after year, and kicker after kicker.

While it may be easy for fans to remember the duds, especially for the Buccaneers’ fans, Tampa Bay has still been able to rein in their share of studs over the years as well. From Pro Bowls to All-Pros, the Buccaneers have brought some exceptional talent to the team through the draft.

These are the three best players drafted by the Buccaneers in the 2010s ranked in order.