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Weakest position on Tampa Bay’s roster as training camp nears

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Hint: it’s the same as last year

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Minicamp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I’m worried. Actually, I’m extremely concerned about the Right Guard position on this football team.

Last year, the position, manned by Caleb Benenoch negatively impacted the whole offensive line, especially Demar Dotson and Ryan Jensen.

This offseason, Benenoch made the switch to Right Tackle and the future at Right Guard was put into the hands of Alex Cappa. The Buccaneers drafted Cappa in the late third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The team did bring in veteran Earl Watford to compete with Cappa, but Watford has never been a top Guard throughout his NFL career.

Unfortunately, the Buccaneers weren’t overly impressed with Cappa’s development during OTA’s and are worried he isn’t prepared to be the starting right guard. That leaves me wondering whether or not the team will look to make a similar move to what they did back in 2014 with Logan Mankins.

Veteran names on roster bubbles really haven’t started to develop yet, but I wouldn’t be shocked one bit to see Tampa Bay pull off a trade for an upgrade at right guard. In fact, I highly recommend it.

Moves would have to be made to create cap space, but as we’ve seen, cap space is easily created by restructuring contracts with current roster players.

The move is yours, Mr. Licht.