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Buccaneers, Bears draft trade: Tampa Bay gets ammo from Bears to move down

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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have moved down in the 2016 NFL draft, trading their ninth overall pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the 11th pick and extra considerations. The Bucs get an extra fourth-round pick in exchange for moving down two spots, the 106th overall pick at the top of the fourth. That's pretty good as they'll almost certainly be able to pick the player they would have targeted anyway.

A trade down was always likely for the Bucs, who didn't have any terrific options at number nine. Most players worthy of that pick didn't fit a need, and most players who did fit a need weren't quite up to the level of top ten picks in most drafts. Trading down should allow them to still get a player on par with who they would have picked at number nine, while netting them a few extra picks later in the draft.

The Bucs are likely to target a defensive lineman after trading down. Noah Spence, Shaq Lawson, Kevin Dodd and Vernon Butler should all be serious options. They may also go after a safety like Keanu Neal, or if they're really feeling frisky, a receiver like Laquon Treadwell or Josh Doctson.

Buccaneers 2016 draft picks

Round 1: pick 9 (9th overall)

Round 2: pick 8 (39th overall)

Round 3: pick 11 (74th overall)

Round 4: pick 10 (108th overall)

Round 5: pick 9 (148th overall)

Round 6: pick 8 (183rd overall)

Round 6: pick 22 (197th overall, from Washington)