This year’s draft did not go the way many expected, wait, I mean wanted, but it went the way the Buccaneers wanted it to go and made many other Bucs Fans happy, despite not drafting Derwin James in the first round.
Tampa filled much-needed holes, added necessary talent in positions that otherwise seemed to lack it, and overall made our team tougher.
The Bucs Brass has done well in this year’s draft by picking players that have the necessary attitude and skills to complement the talent we already have and will play with the same fiery passion that the team is striving to produce during this upcoming season.
NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein, makes it his specialty to know everything about the NFL draft and is well known and respected for his views. He seems to be impressed by Tampa’s selections.
“One of the reasons that I like the Bucs’ draft so much is that they clearly had a vision to make their team tougher and they drafted accordingly. Vea is a potentially dominant interior defender, but I was also a fan of adding strong, aggressive cornerbacks like Davis and Stewart in the second round. On offense, Jones offers a slashing playmaker at running back and many teams see Watson as a potential fifth-round steal.”
Here’s a list of our 2018 NFL Draft picks:
Washington DT Vita Vea (No. 12 overall), USC RB Ronald Jones (No. 38 overall), North Carolina DB M.J. Stewart (No. 53 overall), Auburn CB Carlton Davis (No. 63 overall), Humboldt State OG Alex Cappa (No. 94 overall), Pittsburgh S Jordan Whitehead (No. 117 overall), Pennsylvania WR Justin Watson (No. 144 overall), Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy (No. 202 overall).