The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, but they have a lot of other draft picks, too. To be precise, they have eight total draft picks, after a series of trades this past year. Most notably, they don't have their own fourth-round pick: they traded that and Tim Wright to the New England Patriots in exchange for Logan Mankins.
But Tampa Bay also managed to upgrade a sixth-round pick to a fifth-round pick, by trading Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots, and added a fourth-rounder and a sixth-rounder by trading Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams.
There is some confusion over the Bucs' first fifth-round pick. Last year, they traded Jeremy Zuttah to the Baltimore Ravens for a fifth-round pick. They then traded a fifth-round pick to the Bills for the right to move up in last year's draft and pick Kevin Pamphile. The pick they gave up in that trade was their own, not Baltimore's, according to Scott Smith.
In all, the Bucs now have eight draft picks: one in each round, plus an extra fifth-round pick. They hold the first overall pick, and the position of their original pick in each round rotates with every other team which had as many wins as they did. Which would be the Tennessee Titans, so they have the second pick in the second round, the first pick in the third round and so on.
OverTheCap projected the compensatory draft picks this year, which should be announced some time next month, and the Bucs don't get any. That should surprise no one, given the number of free agents the Bucs signed this year.
|4||10 (from St. Louis)|
|5||26 (from Baltimore)|
|5||31 or 32 (from New England)|
|6||8 (from St. Louis)|