Reggie Brown/WR - The veteran receiver could challenge for a starting job right away. That tells you how dire their receiver situation is.
Jon Alston/LB - He figures to see most of his playing time on special teams.
Sean Jones/S - At one point earlier in his career, Jones was one of the better young strong safeties. However, he hasn't played as well the last few seasons.
Byron Storer/FB - He didn't play last season due to injury.
Antonio Bryant/WR - Bryant was never healthy last season, and was a result, the team didn't want to pay him big money. However, his absence leaves a big hole in the starting lineup.
Brian Clark/WR - He'll compete for a backup job with the Detroit Lions.
Dirk Johnson/P - The journeyman punter should find be able to compete for a job somewhere by August.
Josh Bidwell/P - He was released, but should find a new home as training camps get under way.
Jimmy Wilkerson/DE - He visited the New Orleans Saints and is scheduled to visit the Seattle Seahawks.
Matt McCoy/LB - The former second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles found a new home in Seattle.
Rod Wilson/LB - He fits in as a backup MLB.
Torrie Cox/CB - He was released last month. Cox will find work as a special teamer.
Jermaine Phillips/S - The veteran defensive back played linebacker last season.
Will Allen/S - He would have been a backup had he returned.
Pre-Draft Team Needs
Wide Receiver - With veteran WR Antonio Bryant signed in Cincinnati, the Buccaneers probably lack two solid starting receivers. They have to do whatever they can to help second-year QB Josh Freeman.
Defensive End - Tampa Bay has no proven pass rushers. They probably need to get at least two good pass rushers in this draft.
Cornerback - Veteran CB Ronde Barber turned 35 recently and the team has no viable replacement for him. They also lack a proven nickel back.
Other Issues to Address
Right Tackle Depth
Left Tackle Depth