The 2020 NFL Draft is going to be interesting for the Buccaneers after they landed quarterback Tom Brady and will now look to build a championship roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just made one of the biggest splashes in NFL free agency history by signing former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to a two-year deal. One of the biggest needs for the Buccaneers coming into the 2020 season was the quarterback position, but now after signing Brady to a two-year deal. What are the Bucs supposed to do in the rest of this free agency period and the 2020 NFL Draft?
The Buccaneers went (7-9) last season with Jameis Winston under center. There were a lot of close games that the Bucs ended up losing in the last few seconds that would have changed the future of Jameis Winston with the Bucs and the future of the Bucs as an entire franchise.
The Buccaneers have a few needs that they need to take care of in the draft or free agency to be a legit Super Bowl contender with Tom Brady under center now. The Bucs need to get an upgrade at the offensive tackle position. The former Buccaneers offensive tackle Demar Dotson is 34 years old and turns 35 in the middle of the season. Dotson also struggled last year which did not help Winston either. The top tackles in free agency have signed with teams, the Bucs need to snag one of the top four tackles in the draft.
The Buccaneers also need a pass-catching running back that can also pass protect for Tom Brady. In free agency, the Bucs could sign Melvin Gordon former Chargers running back, but he might be asking for too much. The Bucs could maybe snag one of the top 3 running backs in the earlier rounds or maybe even trade up to get one of those beast running backs.
The Buccaneers’ last big hole as a team is there secondary, especially with their safeties. Jordan Whitehead and Mike Edwards were the two main safeties last season. They need an upgrade, Vonn Bell is still sitting there in free agency wanting a deal. Bell would boast that secondary to the next level if the Bucs could land him, if not you will have to look in the draft to snag one of the smaller school safeties in the middle rounds of the draft.