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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5. Tariq Woolen, 2022

Finally, we come to a player that 31 other teams would agree they completely missed on. The Seattle Seahawks took a shot on a player in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and boy did it pan out in their favor.

This was the ultimate find for Seattle, who took Woolen at pick no. 153 overall. Woolen would go on to become a Defensive Rookie of the Year finalist, along with earning a Pro Bowl bid. Woolen is known, already, as one of the fastest players in football today. He also possesses unbelievable size, standing 6-foot-4. You combine his size and speed, with raw talent, and it's hilarious to see how he lasted to the fifth round.

In his rookie season, Woolen took away six interceptions while notching 16 passes defended. The most impressive stat? He held opposing quarterbacks to a rating of just 48.7 and a completion percentage of only 51.7 percent.

Some would have argued Woolen to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year over Sauce Gardner, even, and I think they'd have a legitimate argument. Imagine if the Bucs had taken him a year ago, and their defense would be in a much better spot going forward.