3 offensive linemen Buccaneers need to target in Free Agency

Starting March 13, the Buccaneers will be able to upgrade their offensive line with the potential addition of these three free agents offensive linemen

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Dalton Risner, OG, Minnesota Vikings

In a free-agent class full of proven and aging veterans, Risner is one of the few younger offensive linemen with proven starting experience. Risner, the No. 41 pick in the 2018 NFL draft, has spent time in Denver and Minnesota and has been a solid starting guard with both teams.

In 78 career games, Risner has made 73 starts and totaled 4,521 snaps as a Bronco and Viking. Last season, Risner only committed three penalties in 15 games (11 starts) as the Vikings' starting left guard, and earned a 57.3 PFF grade.

Through the years, Risner has posted average grades from PFF, earning marks of 64.4, 61.3, 59.0 and 61.1 from 2019-2022. Even so, Risner has managed to play in 15+ games in all five seasons and has made 15+ starts in every season except last year.

Even though Risner enjoyed a smooth transition from four years as the Broncos' starting left guard to Kirk Cousins' blindside guard, the 28-year-old free agent is just one of many average offensive linemen available in free agency. Still, Risner would be an upgrade over Stinnie or Feiler, and would be significantly cheaper at a one-year, $2 million projected contract.

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