The 2019 NFL scouting combine begins tomorrow. This will feature the top guys in each position as they try for the goal of reaching the pros. All 32 teams will have scouts there trying to get a first glimpse at possible draft picks. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the 5th overall pick in the draft. The Buccaneers will most likely be drafting on offense. The defense got good news as the team is bringing back Gerald McCoy for the 2019 season. Here are the possible players that the Buccaneers are looking at for the QB, WR and TE positions.
Quarterback: Ryan Finley, N.C. State
Jameis Winston will be the starter. Most likely Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to leave, and Ryan Griffin III has not been given a chance to prove himself as a starter in the regular season. The Buccaneers will need a backup. There are many good quarterbacks in the class. The one that the Buccaneers are looking at is Ryan Finley from N.C. State University. Finley is an older quarterback and would most likely accept the backup role. If put in the role he would need his coaches to be there, and with the coaching staff the Buccaneers have in place it would be a good fit.
Wide Receiver: Marquise Brown, Oklahoma
The Buccaneers have some good wideouts in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Godwin didn’t have a good year but is still a good receiver. The question the Buccaneers have is if Adam Humphries will be brought back. With the almost guaranteed departure of DeSean Jackson, the Buccaneers need a speedy receiver. Brown would be a perfect fit. He was also known as Hollywood and could be a big weapon for Winston.
Tight End: Foster Moreau, LSU Tigers
The Buccaneers will have OJ Howard back. Like with Humphries, the question is will Cameron Brate be back? The tight end position was very important to the Buccaneers’ offense in 2018. If Brate doesn’t come back, Moreau would be a good replacement. He would be a good blocking and receiving tight end. He was a big weapon at LSU and would also be for the Buccaneers in 2019.