The Buccaneers spent a couple of second-day selections on offensive linemen, so this pick might seem curious. However, Ronnie Stanley is the best player available, and the tackle position isn't completely resolved. Demar Dotson will be heading into his contract season at this time next year, while Donovan Smith's best place might be at guard.
Rd. 2, Pk. 6
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
The Buccaneers are keeping Doug Martin around for another year, but unless he reverts back to his rookie form, he won't be around much longer. A new running back will be needed.
Obviously, Tampa Bay's lines are works in progress. 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 a true pass-rushing end to pair with Gerald McCoy.
In 2014, Bosa recorded 55 tackles with 13.5 sacks, 21 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles and a pass defended. He simply lived in opponents' backfields. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder has speed to go with natural strength. He possesses a serious burst off the snap and is fast to turn the corner. The sophomore also showed good hands to shed blocks while working upfield.
Bosa was one of the best freshmen in 2013, and his talent was obvious. He racked up 44 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble that season.
Rd. 2, Pk. 5
Max Tuerk, C, USC
The Bucs' offensive line is a work in progress, and a talented, versatile blocker like Tuerk could help somewhere.
Tuerk (6-6, 285) played really well at center in 2014. He was a steady performer in the middle of a USC line that did a quality job of blocking for running back Buck Allen and quarterback Cody Kessler. There was talk that Tuerk will move to right tackle in 2015. At the listed weight and strength, he would be a better fit at center in the NFL. Over three years, Tuerk has 14 starts at left guard, 13 at center, five at left tackle and one at right tackle.