Buccaneers last 10 first-round draft picks, ranked from best to bust

Jason Licht has a knack for hitting home runs in the NFL Draft, but not every pick has been a hit.

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1. WR Mike Evans (2014)

Following double-digit losses in four of their past five seasons, including a 4-12 campaign in 2013, Tampa Bay earned the No. 7 pick in the 2014 draft with the chance to revitalize their roster. With that, the Buccaneers selected Evans, an All-American wide receiver at Texas A&M to replace the void by veterans Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

Since making his NFL debut, Evans quickly became one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. In 154 games, Evans has caught 762 passes for 11,680 receiving yards and 94 touchdowns in 154 games while catching over 100 yards in 36 games -- a franchise record.

Even at 30 years old, Evans was still one of the NFL's top receivers this past season, with 79 catches, 1,255 receiving yards, a league-leading 13 touchdown catches, and 15.9 yards per catch. Evans has now caught over 1,000 yards in his first ten years, and only trails hall-of-fame wide receiver Jerry Rice's 11-year streak.

Dating back to 2014, Evans leads all past and active receivers in catches, receiving touchdowns, and yards per catch. This offseason, Tampa Bay managed to resign Evans on a two-year, $52 million contract, keeping the ten-year veteran a Buccaneer through the 2025 season. Entering his age 31 season, Evans is undeniably the Buccaneers' top draft hit in the last decade.

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