Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Preview; 2016 Schedule Released
With the NFL Draft set to begin on April 28th, let’s take a look at this year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Preview and schedule.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Preview
With the #9 pick in next week’s NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some work to do. They solidified the huge void at QB, finally, in Jameis Winston and have now focused on bolstering his supporting cast.
Most notably, they need major help in the secondary. After back-to-back offensive drafts, the Buccaneers are expected to go heavy on defense. The recent free agency signing of Brent Grimes at Cornerback will give them some help, but nowhere close to what they need to be able to stop opposing offenses. The fact that he is 32-years old also isn’t the most favorable statistic.
Additionally, they also signed LB Robert Ayers, formerly of the NY Giants, but he is 30-years old and they could use a good young player or two to develop behind him.
The Bucs are hopeful they can acquire some good, young talent on defense and will most likely make the first few rounds of the draft this year that specific focus.
Buccaneers’ Top Prospects
CB – Jalen Ramsey (Florida State), Vernon Hargreaves (Florida), Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)
S – Miles Killebrew (Southern Utah), Keanu Neal (Florida), Karl Joseph (West Virginia)
DE – Joey Bosa (Ohio State), DeForest Buckner (Oregon), Kevin Dodd (Clemson)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Schedule
Week 1: Sept. 11, at Atlanta Falcons, 1
Week 2: Sept. 18, at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05
Week 3: Sept. 25, Los Angeles Rams, 4:05
Week 4: Oct. 2, Denver Broncos, 4:05
Week 5: Oct. 10, at Carolina Panthers (Mon), 8:30
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: Oct. 23, at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05
Week 9: Nov. 3, Atlanta Falcons (Thu), 8:25
Week 10: Nov. 13, Chicago Bears, 1
Week 11: Nov. 20, at Kansas City Chiefs, 1
Week 12: Nov. 27, Seattle Seahawks, 4:05
Week 13: Dec. 4, at San Diego Chargers, 4:25
Week 14: Dec. 11, New Orleans Saints, 1
Week 15: Dec. 18, at Dallas Cowboys, 1
Week 16: Dec. 24, at New Orleans Saints (Sat), 1
Week 17: Jan. 1, Carolina Panthers, 1
(Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Preview)