5 star players Buccaneers missed out on drafting since 2015

Imagine if the Bucs had drafted one or two of these stars over the last few years...
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4. Amon-Ra St. Brown, 2021

This one is a little unfair, but it's worth mentioning simply because of how good Amon-Ra St. Brown is so early in his career. St. Brown was drafted to the Detroit Lions at pick no. 112 in the fourth round during the 2021 NFL Draft. He has now turned into one of the best possession receivers in the game today, being able to run incredibly clean routes and get open with the best of them.

In just two seasons, St. Brown has totaled 196 receptions for 2,073 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Lions truly found a gem of a player on Day 3; a guy who should have been drafted far higher than he was.

I say this one is unfair because there's no way the Bucs would have spent a higher pick on a receiver in that draft, assuming they would have taken him sooner than the fourth in another lifetime. The Bucs had (and still have) Mike Evans and Chris Godwin leading the way at that position, therefore it hasn't been a position of dire need for the Bucs.

Still, imagine if the Bucs had taken a flier on St. Brown and could use him in the slot, with Godwin and Evans on the outside. Speaking of Tampa Bay having a better shot at a Super Bowl with Brady under center, I think this would have been a huge difference-making move.