Buccaneers can’t waste draft picks on these positions with Tom Brady back
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers have another shot to run it back with Tom Brady at the helm. They can’t afford to waste any picks with this third chance.
Having Tom Brady as your starting quarterback changes the way a team will evaluate players and decisions. What could work for the Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL Draft with Kyle Trask or Blaine Gabbert under center would look disastrous with Brady as the leader.
Teams can’t afford to build for the future or waste picks on low-value positions when you have an MVP candidate to build around, and the Bucs need to remember this before they waste any picks this year.
With that being said, the Buccaneers need to stay far away from these positions in the draft if they care about making the most of Brady.
This one is strangely starting to get a bit more traction. Yes, Lavonte David won’t be a Buccaneer forever, but it isn’t time to start investing a quality pick at the position just yet.
Linebacker already doesn’t have a lot of value for most picks, and addressing this position when they would barely make the field in 2022 is a mistake.
Much the same as linebacker. The Bucs have three quality safeties right now and a fourth guy that can spell when necessary.
If Tampa really wants to find another safety for down the line, they would be much better off waiting.
Anything special teams
Especially not a punter. There is no special teams player available that would move the needle enough for the Bucs to waste a pick in this area when Brady is at quarterback.
The Buccaneers could address some of these positions in later rounds (except for punter), but targeting them early for guys to waste away on the bench when the Bucs can compete for a Super Bowl is a waste.
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