The draft neatly divides the NFL's offseason into two halves, and now that it's over it's time to look at some of the issues that will define the rest of the run-up to the regular season.
With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers charted a new path for the franchise by selecting Jameis Winston, the supremely talented quarterback out of Florida State.
While the Buccaneers' 2015 draft will obviously be defined by the #1-overall selection of a potential franchise quarterback, the entire three-day process could produce a handful of valuable starters.
Even in the seventh round of the 2015 draft, the Buccaneers think they may have landed a potential starter in Joey Iosefa, a primary ballcarrier at Hawaii who could land the fullback role in Tampa.
The Buccaneers used pick #184 on Utah's Kaelin Clay, a speedy receiver who was among the nation's best kick returners in 2014.
Tampa Bay landed another weapon for new quarterback Jameis Winston in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, selecting speedy Nebraska WR Kenny Bell.
The third day and fourth round of Lovie Smith's second Buccaneer draft yielded the first defender in two years: Rangy and quick LB Kwon Alexander of LSU.
The Bucs traded up to nab their second targeted offensive linemen of Day Two, dipping into the Division III ranks to grab Hobart's Ali Marpet, a potential Day One starter at right guard.
The Bucs were guaranteed their pick of the class on Day One of the 2015 Draft, but Day Two fell their way, too, as the highly-regarded Donovan Smith of Penn State fills a clear need on the offensive line.
What did Twitter think of the Buccaneers' first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft?
This week's mailbag considers the Buccaneers' offensive line needs from two different angles and then takes some second-guessing regarding Monday's Optimal Bucs Draft Team.
New Buccaneers CB Sterling Moore has a head start on learning the team's defense from his work in Dallas, and that is helping him as he auditions for two different potential roles.
Buccaneers.com contributors Joe Kania, Andrew Norton, Casey Phillips and Scott Smith hit the home stretch in their quixotic efforts to predict the entire first round in this year's draft (Part 4 of 4)
The Bucs may not have picked at exactly #109 before 2015, but they've hit in that vicinity of the fourth round many times before, landing a Pro Bowl center and a Super Bowl MVP, among others.
What if you had to form an all-time Bucs squad using only players originally drafted by the franchise, and with a limited number of picks in each round?