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Buccaneers have interest in Tre Jackson

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are definitely interested in a Florida State Seminole for the 2015 NFL draft. Last offseason, Tampa failed to add a quality guard during free agency and passed up on any guard within the first three rounds, but found some project offensive linemen in the fifth round. This offseason, the Bucs still have a dire need for talent at guard as well as tackle.

Tre' Jackson said that he has spoken with Tampa Bay and New England multiple times already, according to Tomahawk Nation. This is great news for Buc fans as it shows the organization is at least determined to talk with a guard who has the potential to be a second round or third round pick.

Here is a scouting review of Jackson from

1/17/15: Jackson needs to improve his protection for the NFL, and run blocking is clearly his strength. He had a disappointing debut against Oklahoma State and finish against Oregon. The senior allowed too much pressure in pass blocking during the 2014 season. Sources have said that Jackson has received a third-round grade.

The trait of good run blocker and needs to improve his pass blocking sounds a lot like free agent guard Mike Iupati.  Although in this case, Jackson will cost much, much less. At the Senior Bowl, he won the Most Outstanding Player honors for the South team. This may improve Jackson's stock in the draft, from

A team like New England can virtually snatch Tre' Jackson away from ever reaching the second round and away from a guard-needy team like the Bucs. At least the organization is willing to talk to guards projected in the second and third rounds.