The Tampa Bay Buccaneers find themselves entering the 2021 NFL Draft in arguably the most stress-free position a team has ever found themselves in when entering the Draft. With all 22 starters officially returning on an absolutely loaded Super Bowl championship roster, the Buccaneers are literally drafting for depth and filling out a glorified farm system for the future.
The thing is, the Buccaneers are not used to this luxury when it comes to their history, far from it in fact. Before Jason Licht was deemed a god amongst mere mortals when it comes to NFL General Managers, he made his fair share of draft day mistakes. Before Licht, the Buccaneers almost couldn’t help themselves when it came to messing up on draft day.
Before Pewter Power became the norm in Tampa, there was creamsicle-colored craziness when it came to the team’s status around the league. A big part of the Bucs futility had to do with bad drafts. Before the Buccaneers get ready to ease into their war room (if we want to even call it that at this point) for 2021, let’s take a walk down memory lane to when draft day equaled dread.
Here are the top ten worst draft mistakes in the history of the Buccaneers.