NFL Draft Odds Predict Position of Buccaneers First Pick

Using the betting odds to predict what position the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select with their first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht talks to the
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht talks to the / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

We're less than two weeks away from the start of the NFL Draft so it's time to start taking a look at which position the Buccaneers will select with their first pick.

Trying to predict the exact player is a near impossible task considering they hold the No. 26 overall pick in the draft, but we can at least try to figure out what position the player will be. One of the best ways to do that is by looking at what the betting odds say. After all, if there's information out there, you can rest assured that oddsmakers and bettors are aware of it.

Let's take a look at what position they think the Bucs will select with their first pick.

Buccaneers Draft Odds for First Pick

The odds listed below are via FanDuel Sportsbook:

  • Defensive Lineman/Edge +185
  • Offensive Lineman +210
  • Cornerback +210
  • Wide Receiver +600
  • Safety +2000
  • Quarterback +3100

The betting odds indicate the Buccaneers could go one of three ways with their first pick. Defensive Lineman/Edge is the betting favorite at +185, which translates to an implied probability of 35.09%. Offensive Lineman and Cornerback are tied for second on the odds list at +210. Wide receiver is a distant fourth possibility at +600 and then there's little to no chance of them selecting a safety or quarterback with that pick.

Taking a Defensive Lineman or Edge Rusher late in the first round makes a ton of sense after the team parted ways with Shaq Barrett this offseason. They now need some significant help in that position. One of the players that could end up being a Buccaneers is edge rusher, Chop Robinson, from Penn State. Other potential edge rushers they may take at No. 26 overall include Jared Verse from Florida State Laiatu Latu from UCLA if he happens to fall to them.

An offensive lineman could also make sense for the Bucs with their first pick. They finished 19th in quarterback sacks allowed per game at 2.5 and they finished dead last int he league in yards per carry, averaging just 3.6. Beefing up their Oline could help them in both of those areas.

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Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.