The Buccaneers moved into the top spot after their dreadful showing against the Titans. They beat the Saints, but the victory was less impressive once it was revealed that Drew Brees was injured. The Houston game was pitiful, with Alfred Blue trampling all over them, and the Carolina defeat was equally dreadful. Tampa has major problems everywhere, including the defensive line, which needs someone to complement Gerald McCoy's pass rush and help out against the run. Joey Bosa seems like the obvious solution.
Charlie Campbell recently reported that Joey Bosa is regarded by some as a 5-7 overall player; not a top prospect as many believe he is. You can read all about it in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill. However, the one caveat is that Bosa could rise in a weaker class, and I have to think the Buccaneers would love to grab him in an attempt to improve their underwhelming defense.
Here's some more help for Tampa's anemic defense. Both Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks were terrible against Marcus Mariota. At least one will need to be upgraded this offseason. The Buccaneers are getting a bargain here, as Kendall Fuller has dropped because of his season-ending injury.
Tampa Bay's offensive line still needs a lot of work. A left tackle would allow Tampa Bay to move Donovan Smith to guard or right tackle. It makes sense for the Bucs to bring on a franchise left tackle to protect their investment in Jameis Winston and get more out of Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Stanley is athletic and quick. He possesses good length to him and sustains his blocks well. Stanley has the speed and agility to mirror speed rushers, and at times, he can get movement in the ground game. His significant athleticism allows him to hit blocks downfield as well. It wouldn't hurt Stanley to add more power for the next level though, and he has to improve his ability to avoid mental mistakes with penalties.
Stanley (6-5, 315) generated a ton of late-season buzz in 2014, and he put an exclamation point on it by getting the better of the top 2015 NFL Draft-eligible defensive lineman in USC's Leonard Williams in limited plays against each other. In 2013, Stanley started at right tackle and was part of a line that allowed only eight sacks on the season.
Pick change; previously Joey Bosa, DE
Rd. 2, Pk. 6
Shawn Oakman, DE/3-4DE, Baylor
Michael Johnson was one and done with the Buccaneers, while Adrian Clayborn and DaQuan Bowers were busts. George Johnson could answer one spot, but Tampa Bay needs another end to pair with Gerald McCoy.
In 2015, Oakman has 11 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, two sacks and one forced fumble. He missed the season opener with a suspension. He notched 48 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, three passes batted and three forced fumbles in 2014, but the 6-foot-9, 280-pounder cooled down as the season progressed.
Many teams anticipated that Oakman would enter the 2015 NFL Draft, and according to multiple teams, they were grading him on Day 2. They felt he lacks instincts and technique, so he needs development. In some ways, Oakman is similar athlete and prospect to Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt, a second-round pick in 2013.
Oakman looks like a great fit as a five-technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense or base end in a 4-3 defense. Sources said teams have some off-the-field concerns with Oakman that date back to his time at Penn State, and he didn't help that with his suspension to start 2015.
Worst O-Line in football but people still pick Winston to haev a good first year.So that means if you put a stud up on the Line you can get your team to the playoffs.Doug Martin has trained this summer and it has showed with him dropping more than 15 Pounds and good pick in Stanley and i decent Veteran/Young gun signed Tampa Bay will have a good 2016
Tampa bay has a solid defense and picked up Jameis Winston number one overall in 2015 as their "franchise quarterback". An upgrade on the offensive line is next on the agenda and Tunsil fills the need. They need protection for Winston if they ever expect him to be their franchise game-changer. They are in a very similar situation to Tennessee.
This is primarily guided my belief in Myles Jack as a contender for a top 5 pick. He’s incredibly fluid in coverage and can contribute as a pass-rusher, something that Tampa Bay desperate needs. Even though a stud left tackle can only make Jameis Winston and the offense much better, investing in both Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet in this past draft suggests that they focus on grabbing elite talent at another are of need in 2016. Myles Jack gives the Buccaneers a versatile player that can potentially play some downs as an edge rusher while predominantly acting as a steady linebacker.
Despite having them take Myles Jack in the first round in this mock, I still think the Bucs need a real 4-3 DE to go after these great QBs in the NFC South. Lovie Smith probably will be given 2016 as a make or break year (unless the Buccaneers continue to toil and win only one game this year) Ogbah has yet to impress anybody this season, but his body of work shows that he still deserves to be a top 50 pick. Until he picks it up though, this is the highest he’ll find himself in the eyes of NFL scouts and general managers