Future Hall of Fame Tight End, Rob Gronkowski, sent shock waves after announcing on Tuesday, that he will be returning to the NFL to join Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. […]
Future Hall of Fame Tight End, Rob Gronkowski, sent shock waves after announcing on Tuesday, that he will be returning to the NFL to join Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. Gronkowski is another name that could really help elevate the Buccaneers to playoff contention, and maybe, even a Super Bowl team.
Gronkowski’s reunion with Tom Brady is a match made in heaven for the Bucs, and also for the league itself. The possibility for Brady to win a championship on a new team, without his former coach, and creating a new legacy is a great story for the NFL.
With just hours away from the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers are getting ready to address their bigger needs at offensive tackle with the No. 14 overall pick. Since the Bucs are all-in next season, their priority on Thursday is to draft an anchor to protect Brady.
1st Round, No. 14 Overall: OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
If Tampa Bay does not trade down, they can only hope for Mekhi Becton to fall in their lap or maybe even Jedrick Wills, Jr (if they are lucky). There are reports that the Buccaneers should trade up to get the premier tackle, Andrew Thomas, but more than likely they still should be able to acquire a top offensive lineman in the draft.
It will be interesting to see if there are trades early in the draft, and how it will affect other team’s decisions going further. There are many reports of trades being a likely possibility on Thursday, and that the drama could start quickly with the Detroit Lions’ No. 3 pick.
The Buccaneers will have to adjust their draft plans when the dominos fall after the No. 2 pick, and see which offensive tackle will be the best fit for their team.
2nd Round, No. 45 Overall: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
Tampa Bay needs to also address their needs at running back. Ronald Jones II bounced back from a relatively dismal rookie season with a solid sophomore campaign, but the Bucs still need a versatile running back that can excel on third downs.
Brady loves to utilize his backfield in the passing game, and RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be a great asset in those regards. Edwards-Helaire could be a do-it-all running back for the Buccaneers next season, and just his all-around ability would be a great fit.
This Buccaneers team is starting to look damn good on paper, and their No. 14 overall pick looks to be promising.