The first round of the 2016 NFL draft is in the books, which means we can look forward to the second day. The best way to do that: look at some of the best remaining players.
The first round was interesting, and didn't quite go the way most people expected. There were a lot of cornerbacks, safeties, offensive linemen and wide receivers to go in the first round but it was relatively light on defensive linemen. Apparently, teams didn't quite see the talent in the pass rusher -- or maybe they got scared off by some off-field stuff.
Regardless of why, the Bucs have a number of defensive linemen available at the top of the second round. They hold the eighth overall pick, and could be looking to jump up a few spots. They picked up an extra fourth-round pick on the first day, and still have Mike Glennon pining on the bench.
One other player who fell unexpectedly: Myles Jack. Injury concerns came up at the last minute, with some talk of possible microfracture surgery in the future and a chronic knee injury that could cut his career short. Jack's one of the very best prospects in the draft on the field, but injuries can knock players down a pretty long way.
There should be some outstanding talent available for the Bucs with the eighth pick of day two -- and they may decide to move up a few picks to secure the player they really want.
Best remaining players
LB Myles Jack, UCLA. Terrific all-around linebacker who can even play safety, dropping because of injury concerns.
DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama. Massive and athletic defensive tackle who can play all over interior line, but has some effort concerns and technique issues.
DE Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky. Arguably the best pure edge rusher in the draft, dropping mainly because run defense limits him, and he got kicked out of Ohio State for abusing XTC.
DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson Solid base defensive end who has the quick twitch and enough speed to be a threat as an edge rusher. Falling because he's a one-year wonder.
LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama. Thumping middle linebacker, falling because of injury concerns.
CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson: One of the most talented cornerbacks in the draft physically with shutdown potential, never had an interception in college.
DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State: Highly athletic defensive end whose tape is inconsistent, in part because of the way he was used.
DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State: 6'6" defensive tackle who can move like a much smaller man. High-upside pass-rusher who loafed a little too much.
G Cody Whitehair, Kansas State. One of the best guards in the draft.
S Vonn Bell, Ohio State: The best safety still on the board.
WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma: Small but highly explosive receiver.
Check out Dan Kadar's best remaining players for a good overview of who else will be available tomorrow.