The Bucs used their earliest draft pick ever on a kicker Friday in taking FSU's Roberto Aguayo, and in the process got what they believed to be a difference-maker and a unique talent.
Tampa Bay continued to hit its most pressing needs in the early rounds of the 2016 draft, using the 39th overall selection on Eastern Kentucky's Noah Spence, a promising edge rusher.
Tampa Bay's first-round pick out of the University of Florida will wear jersey #28 in the NFL, a number most prominently worn in franchise history by another first-round pick, RB Warrick Dunn.
In the midst of adding players through the draft, the Buccaneers also trimmed the roster a bit, waiving eight including former USF wideout Andre Davis.
Tampa Bay got off to a good start on Thursday night, as Dirk Koetter said, but the second and third rounds on Friday will be just as important…Some potential Day Two targets for the Bucs.
As expected, the Bucs turned their attention to defense to start the 2016 draft, targeting Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves, but they also managed to add an important extra pick in the process.
With the real thing about to begin, Buccaneers.com contributors finish up their mock draft with selections 25-31, including a useful pick for the defending NFC South champs.
WR Kenny Bell remained as involved with the team as possible during a rookie season spent on injured reserve, but he knows what he missed on the field and he's working hard to make it up.
As we move into the second half of the opening round, our latest mock draft efforts begin with a pick for the Bucs' heated rivals, the Atlanta Falcons.
For this weekend's draft, former Buc greats Ronde Barber and Anthony McFarland, as well as celebrity Bucs fan Dick Vitale, will announce Tampa Bay's picks on Friday and Saturday.
This weekend, the Bucs hope to once again find a handful of future starters in the NFL Draft…Which of the team's 40 previous drafts have produced the most and fewest starters?
Though a handful of Buccaneers are still recovering from injuries and surgeries, every player on the roster was at team headquarters Tuesday for the start of a voluntary mini-camp.
DE Robert Ayers, one of the Bucs' key offseason acquisitions, knows he and his fellow defenders still have to learn a whole new system, but he's impressed by the winning attitude he's found in Tampa.
The second entry in our four-part mock draft, conducted roundtable style by contributors Joe Kania, Andrew Norton, Casey Phillips and Scott Smith, begins with the Bucs' own pick at #9.
The Bucs have added former Jaguars running back Storm Johnson, a former seventh-round draft pick who starred at the University of Central Florida.