clock menu more-arrow no yes

2017 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers were “seriously considering” Dalvin Cook

O.J. Howard was too big a prize to pass up, though.

The Buccaneers drafted by need, Jason Licht reveals

This is how every team drafts, but it’s rare for a general manager to say it explicitly.

Buccaneers announce rookie draft pick jersey numbers

O.J. Howard will wear Michael Clayton’s old number.

Draft Grades: Buccaneers get good reviews

Most analysts really like what the Bucs did.

2018 NFL mock drafts think the Bucs will target the big guys

A little early, but these picks make sense.

Recapping the Bucs’ 2017 draft class

The Bucs got good value and a versatile group of players in the 2017 NFL draft.

Bucs undrafted free agent tracker, 2017 edition

The Bucs have wrapped up the draft, which means we’re tracking all of their undrafted free agent signings.

Jeremy McNichols had surgery but will be ready for training camp

The Bucs’ fifth-round pick had to have a torn labrum repaired.

Buccaneers trade up for Stevie Tu’ikolovatu

The Bucs got a massive nose tackle to shore up their defense.

Buccaneers get their back in Jeremy McNichols

The Bucs finally get a running back in the fifth round.

The Buccaneers got great value on that Kendell Beckwith trade

The Bucs traded back into the third round to draft a linebacker.

Recap: Bucs grab three players on day two

The Bucs got some really good talent on day two of the draft.

Buccaneers trade up for Kendell Beckwith

The Bucs added some thump to their defense with this linebacker.

Four things to know about Chris Godwin

The Bucs love adding weapons for Jameis Winston.

Buccaneers add another weapon in Chris Godwin

The Bucs get receiver for Jameis Winston in the third round.

What the scouts say about Bucs pick Justin Evans

The Bucs got a raw, speedy, undersized safety with big potential in the second round.

Buccaneers select Justin Evans in round two

The Bucs added a center-field safety to shore up their secondary.

The Bucs are talking trade for the first pick of second round

The Bucs are apparently talking about getting the number one pick of the second round.

Bucs will probably pass on Dalvin Cook in round two, too

If Cook falls, don’t be surprised if the Bucs pass on him.

Buccaneers remaining needs and targets after round one

The Bucs got a steal in round one, but still have several positions to address.

Day two mock drafts see Bucs focusing on defense

After taking O.J. Howard in the first round, most analysts think the Bucs will add some talent to the defense on day two.

Draft Grades: Everyone loves the Buccaneers and O.J. Howard

Analysts and fans love the Bucs snapping up O.J. Howard.

Watch O.J. Howard’s origin story at tiny Atauga Academy

Somehow, Alabama found this star at Atauga Academy—and the Bucs couldn’t be happier.

Bucs add O.J. Howard in the first round

The Bucs grab a steal and a massive target for Jameis Winston.

First round open thread

The draft starts at 8:00 p.m. tonight, when we’ll find out who the next young NFL stars will be.

NFL Draft Rumors: Todd McShay says Malik Hooker could fall, too

The Bucs could end up picking one of the best safeties in the draft.

Todd McShay’s final mock draft has Buccaneers with a surprise pick

A cornerback would make sense for the Bucs.

Mike Mayock’s final mock draft has Malik Hooker dropping a long way

The Bucs should be ecstatic if this happens.

“50-50 chance” Buccaneers trade down

The Bucs are talking to multiple teams about a potential first-round trade.

Buccaneers 2017 NFL draft preview: Needs, picks, TV schedule and more

The draft starts on Thursday, when the Bucs will start adding more talent to their team.

Buccaneers reportedly looking to trade down

The Bucs could get some extra picks while still getting a player they like.

Dalvin Cook’s off-field issues remain question marks

One reporter dug into Cook’s past, but didn’t come up with anything that really changes things.

Buccaneers “will strongly consider” Dalvin Cook, reportedly

The Bucs reportedly love Dalvin Cook, but pre-draft rumors are hard to trust.

Mock Draft: Offensive line for the Buccaneers?

The Bucs seem pretty happy with their offensive line, though.

Mock draft: An all-defense start for the Bucs?

Could the Buccaneers start the draft by focusing on defense?

Buccaneers show a lot of interest in running backs

The Bucs keep bringing in backs for visits.