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Jun 16, 2015; Tampa Bay, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws the ball during minicamp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Lovie Smith is getting his Tampa-Two defense tightened up because the offense will be set. The receiver and running back position is ready for No. 1 quarterback prospect Jameis Winston to come in and get it going. You’ll see more of what he’s doing in the draft as he’ll likely find his Tampa-Two middle linebacker early in the draft too.

Free Agency Signings:

  • DT Henry Melton
  • S Chris Conte
  • OLB Bruce Carter


  • CB Leonard Johnson
  • DE Lawrence Sidbury
  • S Major Wright
  • CB Mike Jenkins
  • OLB Danny Lansanah


  • DE Adrian Clayborn

Draft Picks:

  • QB Jameis Winston
  • OT Donovan Smith
  • G Ali Marpet
  • OLB Kwon Alexander
  • WR Kenny Bell
  • WR Kaelin Clay
  • FB Joey Iosepha

State of the Franchise: Ascending

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went out and got themselves a franchise quarterback in the first round of the draft.  They also got two starters on the offensive line, one a left tackle, to protect him. Head coach Lovie Smith addressed his defense in free agency to fit his Tampa-2 and the Buccaneers could win the Divsion this year.

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