Bucs Need at Defensive End: 4 out of 5
When a team struggles to produce good sack numbers, it's natural for fans and media to point to defensive end. I actually think the Bucs defensive end position is deeper than defensive tackle. I do think that if the right defensive end is available, they should take that player. Unfortunately, this draft is not very deep at defensive end, so there is a lot of risk there.
5 Names to Remember on Draft Weekend:
Joey Bosa | Ohio State | 1st Round
Think Jared Allen or Michael Bennett in their prime.
Shaq Lawson/Kevin Dodd | Clemson | 1st Round
Lawson has more experience and production. Dodd's ceiling may be higher and he uses his hands much better. I don't think a Clemson DE will be a very popular pick in Tampa.
Noah Spence | Eastern Kentucky | 2nd Round
Like it or not, Spence's drug issues of the past should still be a concern. It's not pot. Ecstasy is serious stuff. He's a good pass rusher, but lacks elite burst.
Bronson Kaufusi | BYU | 3rd Round
Kaufusi has an excellent frame, long arms, and uses his hands well. He's an underrated prospect in this draft.
James Cowser | Southern Utah | 5th Round
Cowser can be a nice depth piece late in this draft who will work hard, contribute on special teams, and use his non-stop motor to help on defense.
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