4 free agents that could alter the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2023 NFL Draft

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While the first three players were previously with the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, the front office for the Bucs know they can’t just bring back their free agents and expect to be good enough to compete for a Super Bowl. They are going to have to improve in some areas and the offensive line is one that should be a point of focus.

The interior of the offensive line in particular is where the most improvement is needed. The loss of center Ryan Jensen did not help matters, as he suffered a knee injury during training camp and missed almost the entire season before being activated ahead of the Wild Card game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The return of Jensen solidifies the center position moving forward but the guard position has question marks. Nick Leverett was the start for about half the season and played well but he is a free agent and the focus is to improve.

If the Bucs want to improve that position then Ben Powers would be a good free agent to target, who previously was with the Baltimore Ravens. While the Ravens are a run-heavy offense, Powers does a better job in pass protection and that is something Tom Brady would want in front of him.