3 offseason needs Buccaneers still need to fill, and veteran free agents who could help
By Josh Hill
Buccaneers offseason need: Offensive Tackle
This one almost goes without saying, but the Buccaneers still have some work to do on the offensive line this summer. While almost everyone thought they’d dip into the tackle pool in the first round of the NFL Draft, the board didn’t shake out in their favor and the front office instead got creative with how things fell.
To be clear, the Bucs draft class looks like a home run, but the team left the weekend without addressing perhaps its biggest need.
Tristan Wirfs is expected to move to left tackle with rookie Cody Mauch sliding in at guard next to center Ryan Jensen. Outside of those three players, it’s a toss up as to who will fill the remaining guard and tackle spots.
It would appear the Bucs still need to bring in a veteran to either compete for a starting job or fill out the depth chart. There’s not a ton of options on the board that will light anyone on fire, but there are some notable guys still looking for work.
Taylor Lewan sticks out as a guy who might have something left in the tank, although he recently said a botched ACL job from famed Dr. James Andrews permanently damaged his career. Jason Peters is available but is also 41 years-old and might want to chase a ring somewhere, while Cam Erving and Eric Fisher are intriguing veteran journeymen options who could be had an affordable price.
- Jason Peters
- Taylor Lewan
- Cam Erving
- Eric Fisher