2021 NFL Draft: Buccaneers fall short on Day 2 picks
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers fell short with their Day 2 picks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an excellent first-round pick in Washington pass rusher Joe Tryon, but their second and third-round picks fell short of this lofty standard. Kyle Trask and Robert Hainsey could pan out in the NFL, but it doesn’t seem likely for now.
Trask and Hainsey aren’t terrible picks, but their value in their current roles falls short of the standards the Bucs have set in the past.
Trask is far from a bad quarterback, but with Kellen Mond and Davis Mills still on the board, the Bucs took the quarterback with the lowest ceiling with their final pick of the second round.
Trask isn’t a bad option to learn behind Tom Brady for the next few years, but the ceiling simply isn’t there.
Hainsey isn’t a bad selection either, but the Bucs didn’t need another tackle to learn behind their current line. The Bucs already like their offensive line, and moving on from any of these players is a bad decision in the current climate.
Hainsey will have to play on the inside and learn some new positions if he wants to make the most of his time with his new team.
Fortunately, the Buccaneers are still the defending champs, so there is little to worry about with this next season.
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