Which In-State Team Won the First-Round of the Draft?


For most of the first-round of the NFL Draft, it went chalk. Many of the mock draft picks came to fruition including the Miami Dolphins selecting their franchise quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa.

Here's a recap of what went down for the in-state teams:

DOLPHINS- They had the fifth, 18th, and 26th picks in the draft. They did trade the 26th pick and moved back four spots with the Green Bay Packers and acquired an extra fourth-round pick. The team selected Tua, offensive lineman Austin Jackson from USC, and Noah Igbinoghene, the corner out of Auburn.

JAGUARS- The Jags had two first-round picks and used both of them to help their defense. They selected Florida Gator corner C.J. Henderson with the ninth pick and EDGE rusher K'Lavon Chaisson with the 20th pick out of LSU.

BUCS- The Bucs originally had the 14th pick but moved up one spot to make sure they were able to grab an offensive lineman as they selected Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa and they gave up a fourth-round pick while receiving a seventh-round pick in the process.

So which in-state team had the best first-round? In terms of play, we obviously won't know that until these guys are able to get on the field but in terms of which team improved their team the most on paper, it has to be the Bucs.

I think each of the in-state teams had a really good first-round but given what they have done this offseason and what their needs are, the Bucs have to be the winner here. This was an offensive line that gave up 47 sacks last season and while Jameis Winston isn't the most mobile, he's much more mobile than Brady is so protecting him is a MUST and Wirfs helps sure up that o-line.

Again, all three teams had a really good first-round but the Bucs, because of the need and the expectations going into the season, had the best first-round. They can get defensive help and maybe add another receiver for the rest of the draft.


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