The Buccaneers replace Suh with their third draft pick
Marvin Wilson, IDL, FSU
Marvin Wilson should be a steal in the third round. As a player that was hyped to go as high as the first at some points, Wilson has experienced a slight fall from grace, but a large part of that comes with playing for one of the weakest college football teams in the country.
Wilson was hidden by a porous defense that struggled to find its identity, and while Wilson can’t blame his slip entirely on his teammates, there were plenty of difficulties at FSU to take into account.
Ndamukong Suh has been a great contributor for the Buccaneers that has expressed interest in returning. The Bucs likely can’t afford what Suh is worth, and letting him walk would also free up important cap space.
Marvin Wilson has the size and athleticism to join Vita Vea and William Gholston on the best defensive line in the NFL as a starter in year one.
Gholston and Vea have been dominant against the run during the past two seasons, and Wilson has the size to beef up the unit even more and take advantage of a single blocker. Wilson isn’t great against the run, but Suh’s strong suit wasn’t his run defense either.
With Vea and Gholston taking up most of the double teams, Marvin Wilson should face plenty of favorable matchups during his rookie season and would fill in nicely for Suh with all 319 pounds that he has.