5 moves Buccaneers can make to dominate the NFC South in 2024

It wouldn't take much to make this Buccaneers team very scary.

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Use a mid-round pick on Mason McCormick in NFL Draft

This should come as a surprise to no one. The recent injuries to Ryan Jensen mixed with his early retirement created a massive hole on Tampa's offensive line.

The Bucs have done very well to stem the bleeding associated with losing such a pivotal player, but this is a clear need for the Bucs that makes the most sense if addressed via a draft pick.

The good news for Tampa is that while this need may be bigger than the hole at edge, this one will be much easier for Jason Licht and his team to address.

The Buccaneers have been one of the best franchises in the league at finding offensive line talent at small schools in the middle rounds. It has almost become a joke at this point. Regardless of the year, position, or pick, you can usually count on Licht to find a guy that plays his heart out and makes a name for himself almost immediately in the interior.

At first glance, Mason McCormick out of South Dakota State seems like he could fit the bill as a guy that has the experience at the position, size, pedigree, and attitude, but there are also numerous other left guards that also make plenty of sense for the Bucs in the middle rounds as the need arises.

As long as Tampa can go into the draft and find their guy to fill this hole, the offensive line should look just as good as it did last season, which was actually one of the most surprising aspects of this team.