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FanPulse: Bucs fans feel DL is the top need in the draft

But does the team feel the same?

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bucs fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

There is so much uncertainty surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a new coaching staff and new scheme being installed, we really don’t know what to expect from this team in 2019.

Much less the draft.

But in just a few days, the Buccaneers can give us a glimpse into how they plan on shaping the team under the Bruce Arians era. Or so we hope.

For now, we’ll just have to debate what the direction the Bucs may go. And in the latest FanPulse survey, Bucs fans think that the biggest need for the Bucs would be defensive line.

Bucs Nation’s FanPulse Results for Draft Needs

Nationally, there have been many linking the Buccaneers to LSU linebacker Devin White. The selection wouldn’t be a bad one at all, but with the need for a pass rush and uncertainty surrounding veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, it seems like the fanbase collectively agrees on the team’s top needs.

So then who exactly do fans think the top defensive lineman is? Well, according to the below SB Nation FanPulse results, edge rusher Nick Bosa takes it easily with almost 40-percent while defensive lineman Quinnen Williams is second.

SB Nation FanPulse Result for Best Player in the Draft

The Buccaneers may not have a shot at Bosa, but some mocks have had Williams sliding to the fifth spot. That may be a bit of a stretch. However, the good news is if Tampa Bay is truly targeting some defensive help early, they may have a few names to choose from.

We’ll find out soon enough.