3 players Buccaneers could trade up for in 2024 NFL Draft

Could the Bucs make a big move on draft night?
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The past month or so has been all about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers retaining their key players in free agency.

The belief is that this current core is good enough to continue their upward ascension, compete for not just a division title, but ultimately a Super Bowl. The next step? Adding talent via the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Bucs own the no. 26 pick in the draft, but don't put it past Jason Licht to want to trade up and secure one of the draft's top talents, if the value is there.

While there aren't a ton of players worth trading up for from the Bucs' perspective, there are a handful that could make a lot of sense -- three, in particular.

A move up for Terrion Arnold solidifies a need for this Bucs defense

Tampa Bay still needs to add talent at cornerback. Opposite Jamel Dean is Zyon McCollum, who has not exactly become a prominent starter in this league over his first two years. The Bucs could look at getting one of the top corners in this class if they traded up into the teens and snagged Alabama defensive back Terrion Arnold.

Standing six feet tall, Arnold possesses good size for an outside cornerback but can also play the slot when needed. He has all the traits of a starting outside corner in the NFL and can match up with a variety of different receiver types.

Not only is he quick-footed to keep up with all types of receivers, but Arnold is a willing run supporter and plays physical ball. His closing speed is sufficient, and once he does close, his ball skills take over. Arnold is a ball hawk, having come up with six interceptions and 20 pass breakups over his last two seasons with the Tide.