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Sports Illustrated feels the Buccaneers will have a 2019 Top 10 pick

That means 2018 was another bad year.

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Let say this right now and get it out of the way. If the Buccaneers select anywhere in the Top 10 or 15 of the 2019 NFL Draft, then that means this upcoming season was a complete and utter failure.

Well, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated released his early mock draft for next year and has the Bucs picking ninth.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

Corners are always valued, and LSU’s been a defensive back factory, so it makes sense that NFL evaluators will look to Baton Rouge for another great one. Williams has the rangy frame that teams look for these days, and put together a splashy 2017 season after redshirting in 2016.

So does that mean that with such a high draft pick and a cornerback selected, the defense was bad yet again? That would spell trouble for this coaching staff, specifically the defensive side of the ball.

Bottomline, no one may survive another season with a record below .500. Picking in the Top 10 almost guarantees that.