The Buccaneers may be in a prime position to trade down and acquire more picks with their early 2nd round selection, but they may also be in position to get back into the 1st round.
Peter King of Si.com believes the Bucs are one of a few teams looking to get back into the back end of the 1st round.
"2. I think Tennessee, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville, three of the first four teams in the second round, all have inquired with late-first-round teams about trading up into the bottom of the first round. I’ll be following that in the hours before the draft."
The Bucs have needs at both pass rusher and offensive tackle, which would be the likely positions to trade up for. Here are some names the Bucs could be targeting:
T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pitt
Owa Odighizuwa - DE - UCLA
Depending on how high the Bucs want to move up, they'll likely have to give away their 2nd round pick in addition to their 4th or 5th round pick. That kind of package could ultimately land the Bucs within picks 26-32 realistically. If they want to move any higher than that, the price tag will be much steeper.Subscribe to The Commish Online Podcast on iTunes!
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