However, there is a bit of hope on the horizon.
On Tuesday, Jordan Schultz reported that Tampa Bay will visit with Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey.
Not much has been said about McGlinchey. Other than playing alongside guard Quenton Nelson, the offensive tackle has had a quiet draft season. So what do we make of the visit? Could the Bucs be targeting him as a potential Top 10 pick?
NFL Media’s Gil Brandt created a stir after suggesting the Notre Dame captain would go in the Top 10. Some Bucs fans jumped on that comment and tied it into the visit, wondering if that is a potential selection for Jason Licht to make.
Unfortunately, those that penciled in the Bucs as a potential landing spot based on Brandt’s comments have to rethink the young tackle’s draft positioning again. Brandt later clarified his comments stating he misunderstood the question posed to him about McGlinchey and wouldn’t be surprised to see him slip outside the first round.
So, the detractors that wanted a potential replacement to Demar Dotson or Donovan Smith will have to keep waiting. At least for now.
Several projections have McGlinchey listed as a mid-to-late first-round pick.