With the Buccaneers picking up the biggest free agent signing of all time with Tom Brady, the new look Bucs look to protect their investment with the No.14 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
My preferred pick for the Bucs is Louisville OT Mekhi Becton. Although he has some weight issues, Becton ran a 5.10 in the 40 yard dash weighting in at 368. His combination of speed and strength are just what the Bucs need to improve the running game which in return will open up the passing game for Brady. His availability to play left and right tackle would allow him to be a day one starter. Becton was recently flagged for a failed drug test, but has reached out to teams. This might lower his draft stock allowing the Bucs to select him at 14 without trading up.
If Becton is gone by the time we pick at 14 the Bucs should definitely draft Georgia OT Andrew Thomas. Being the Top Blocker in the SEC is no easy feat going up against some of the nations best defenses like Alabama and LSU, Thomas could potentially be the cornerstone piece the Bucs are looking for on the offensive line.
Bucs GM Jason Licht has been hit or miss over the years when it comes to the draft notoriously picking a kicker in the 2nd round. This year is pretty much can’t miss for him. There is plenty of top level tackles that could eventually becoming this generations Paul Gruber who held down the Bucs offensive line from 88-99 after being selected 4th overall in 1988. It’s simple just draft a tackle!!!