By Marcus Mosher | | 4 mins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft Odds: Offensive Line Needs Help
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Tom Brady will return for his third year with the Buccaneers, but he will have a new head coach. Bruce Arians is officially retiring and is moving to a new role in the front office. That means Todd Bowles will be the next head coach in Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers are available around +700 to win Super Bowl 57 on NFL futures markets. So what does the new Tampa Bay coach need to do in order to get the Buccaneers back to the Super Bowl? It starts by nailing the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers own the No. 27 overall pick in the draft, but they could go in a number of directions with that selection. Take a look at who the Buccaneers are most likely to pick at No. 27 via Adam Thompson, our NFL oddsmaker at Bookies.com:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 27)
|Zion Johnson, G||Boston College||+300|
|Kenyon Green, G||Texas A&M||+325|
|Devonte Wyatt, DT||Georgia||+450|
|Kaiir Elam, CB||Florida||+850|
|Trent McDuffie, CB||Washington||+850|
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Who Will The Buccaneers Take In The NFL Draft?
The Buccaneers lost two starting guards this offseason in Ali Marpet (retirement) and Alex Cappa (free agency). They were able to fill one of those positions with the trade of Shaq Mason, but they still need offensive line help. That’s why it would make a ton of sense for them to grab one of the top interior offensive linemen in this class.
Kenyon Green (Texas A&M) is a young but powerful offensive guard who has the ability to play tackle. He was fantastic against Alabama when lined up at left tackle, but he projects as a high-end left guard in the NFL. Should he fall to No. 27, it seems highly likely that’s where the Buccaneers will go.
But you can’t rule out Zion Johnson (Boston College), who might be a tad more pro-ready than Green. Either way, both players would be outstanding fits in Tampa Bay should they be available to them in the first round.
It’s also possible that the Buccaneers could look to upgrade their defensive line as Ndamukong Suh is currently a free agent. That’s also the case with Jason Pierre-Paul, who saw a big decline in his play and production in 2022.
Devonte Wyatt (Georgia) would be a plug-and-play starter for the Buccaneers as he has elite quickness and athleticism. He needs to play with a dominant one technique, like Vita Vea, to cover up his deficiencies as a run defender. But as a pure pass rusher, Wyatt could be a dominant interior player in the NFL.
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It’s also possible that the Buccaneers could take a cornerback in Round 1 after all of their injuries to the secondary last season. Their lack of cornerback depth is what ultimately cost them a chance to go to the NFC Championship Game. So don’t be shocked if they explore the idea of selecting a cornerback in Round 1. Possible options include Kaiir Elam (Florida), Andrew Booth (Clemson) and Kyler Gordon (Washington).
The Buccaneers don’t have a ton of holes on their roster, so look for them to sit tight and just take the best player that feels right to them in Round 1.
Complete List of Buccaneers 2022 Draft Picks
- Round 1 (Pick 27)
- Round 2 (Pick 60)
- Round 3 (Pick 91)
- Round 4 (Pick 133)
- Round 7 (Pick 248)
- Round 7 (Pick 261)
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