TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
The Bucs made only two selections that were from their original allotted spots. That speaks to GM Jason Licht’s desire to capitalize on a deep draft pool. Tampa Bay maneuvered to secure five of the top 94 picks, including a trio of second-rounders. That began by sliding back five spots in the first round, securing nimble-footed big man Vea and gaining a pair of second-rounders. Licht parlayed that into second-round haul that includes a potential No. 1 back and a pair of cornerbacks to bolster the league’s worst pass defense.
Ronald Jones is an explosive athlete who runs with good instincts and is a proven playmaker and will be given every opportunity to win the lead role. The pick allowed the Bucs to move on from Doug Martin and needed a go-to backfield presence to pair with Peyton Barber.
Jack Cichy is a former walk-on who is always in the right place at the right time — when he’s on the field.