Who will the Bucs draft @ 19th overall?


Like most GM's I'm sure Jason Licht would like to trade down. The desire to trade down however is as hollow and obvious as the diet your co-worker says he or she is going on. Probably not going to happen, probably will end up drafting someone with pick #19. GM Jason Licht has done a nice job finding the franchise QB, solid DB's, and a half way decent offensive line. With a couple of stars on the defensive side, like Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy, pressing needs don't really exist for the Tampa Bay Bucs.

The Bucs could use (but don't necessarily need) help at running back, right tackle or guard, and someone to help anchor the defensive line. I believe however, the biggest need for the Bucs is a safety who can cover the field. The Bucs gave up big plays by the case load last year, and while I usually think the "look at who's in their division argument" is over played...Look at who's in there division: Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, and Drew Brees...some of the biggest arms and most prolific passers in the league. They've got no chance to win the NFC South if they can't protect the middle of the field.

With that said, the two best safeties in the draft will be long gone by 19 (Malik Hooker and Jamal Adams) so my pick for the Bucs will  be the next best thing, Senior Bowl and UCONN standout Obi Melifonwu.

Here are some strengths to Melifonwu's game as according to our good friends at WalterFootball.com

http://www.walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2017omelifonwu.php 


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