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The Bucs and the NFL wrapped up the draft on Saturday evening with 259 players chosen by the 32 teams in the league. But now comes the annual “second draft” as teams reach out to the players who weren’t selected and attempt to sign them to their roster.

Below are the players the Buccaneers selected, and under that will be a list of UDFA players that the Buccaneers have added.

Bucs 2021 Draft Picks

Round 1 – OLB Joe Tryon
Round 2 – QB Kyle Trask
Round 3 – OL Robert Hainsey
Round 4 – WR Jaelon Darsden
Round 5 – LB K.J. Britt
Round 7 – CB Chris Wilcox
Round 7 – LB Grant Stuard 

Bucs Undrafted Free Agent Signings

* note, UFDAs aren’t official until a contract is signed

• South Carolina OL Sadarius Hutcherson
• Cincinnati DL Elijah Ponder
• FAU EDGE Leighton McCarthy
• Iowa State S Lawrence White IV
• Stony Brook S Augie Contressa
• Miami K Josh Borregales
• Navy DB Cameron Kinley
• FAMU OL Calvin Ashley
• West Virginia WR T.J. Simmons

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Pete Wood
Pete Wood(@littlebrownjug)
7 months ago

Wow. Still no RB. The Bucs apparently have high hopes for Vaughn. Cool.
What a great draft!

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  Pete Wood
7 months ago

It’s a strange call dude.
In the deepest RB draft in a handful of years, and with our 2 starting RB’s not under contract after this season, we seriously ended up with nothing at the position. I’m just really confused on this one. Guys like Gainwell, went in the 5th round for crying out loud. Much rather Gainwell, over an extremely slow LB, who can’t cover fast RB’s or TE’s(in a division with CMC, Kamara, and now K.Pitts)

Last edited 7 months ago by Dave
RW
RW(@rwp111)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

the team has 4 quality RBs and do not need another one. Kick returns will be handled by Darden.
As for next year they can sign and draft as needed.

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  RW
7 months ago

4 quality? Hmm. I see 3 quality. Enlighten me on the 4th? And the only 2/4 that have ever proven at any point in their careers, to be able to carry the ball at least 150 times per year, are Rojo and LF(both of their contracts are up after this year). And you say, ehh we’ll deal with it next year, and just draft RB’s if needed. Who knows what our team needs will be in the draft next year. And this was one of the deepest RB classes of the last decade. Highly doubt next years will be anywhere… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Dave
Pete Wood
Pete Wood(@littlebrownjug)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Good answer, RW. You’ve convinced me, bossman. Thanks!

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Vaughn ran well when given the chance averaging over 4 yards a carry. He hit the hole fast and showed shiftiness in traffic. His first pass reception was a TD where he knocked over a safety at the goal line.

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  drdneast
7 months ago

I’m not saying I think Vaughn is a bust. I’m just saying, based off last year, the jury is still out. At times, it looked like the stage was too big for him. Hopefully this year, with a normal off-season, he’ll look a lot more confident. But knowing that, and knowing that we have 2 starting RB’s(both of which are flawed, and shouldn’t get a huge payday from Licht), whose contracts are up after this season, I think it was a strange call to completely ignore RB, in a very very deep class of RB’s

Last edited 7 months ago by Dave
aredsoxfan1
aredsoxfan1(@aredsoxfan1)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

I wouldn’t get too worked up over having a RB signed for next year. It’s about the easiest position to fill on a football team. I’d be just as happy filling in the RB position year to year. There are always guys available and rookies can walk right in and play.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

I can relate to you confusion, especially in regards to a noodle armed QB chosen in the second round and a lead footed LB chosen in the fifth round.. Sheer lunacy,

John Anderson
John Anderson(@ajcommish)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

RB’s are a dime a dozen…they have little value in today’s NFL…look at the high profile backs and how bad their respective teams are. We can draft one late next year

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  John Anderson
7 months ago

Ehh disagree completely with that. They have little value as far as drafting them high in the 1st round, and offering them 2nd contracts. But the running game itself has plenty of value. My issue isn’t for 2021, it’s for 2022 and beyond. We have serious question marks at the position going forward. And the only reason I have an issue with it, is because RB was so deep this year. They could have taken M.Carter, R.Stevenson, or C.Hubbard in the 4th. Gainwell in the 5th. K.Herbert, D.Felton, or E.Mitchell in the 6th. And J.Jefferson in the 7th. So it’s… Read more »

aredsoxfan1
aredsoxfan1(@aredsoxfan1)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Ya and there will be a similar parade of guys in next year’s draft and there will be lots of free agents available as well. I agree the running game is important but the line is the biggest factor in the running game. You can always find someone capable if your line can open holes.

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  aredsoxfan1
7 months ago

Now that I totally agree with. The OLine/and or running scheme are what makes a great running game, and not the RB(unless you’re talking about the elite of the elite. I.E..CMC, Barkley, Kamara, Henry)

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Couldn’t agree with you more.

Horse
Horse(@horse)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Maybe it’s because they are happy with what they have?

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  Horse
7 months ago

Must be Horse. Again, I have zero issue with it for this year. I worry about what we’re going to do next year. Hopefully it works out

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  Pete Wood
7 months ago

No DT’s either. Apparently Licht thinks all the reserves we have now are better than the ones available. I hope he is right.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
Reply to  drdneast
7 months ago

Might be thinking left over F.A. DT’s, of which I don’t know who’s available.

geno711
geno711(@geno711)
Reply to  drdneast
7 months ago

Licht actually said both before and after the draft that the DT class was not strong. Reminds me of the 2019 draft. It was a very weak class of offensive lineman. Some fans wanted Josh Allen the pass rusher. Some were ok with Devin White. There was a 3rd group of fans pushing heavy for Jonah Williams the Alabama tackle. In the 2nd round there was a group of fans pushing for Dalton Risner. By the end of the draft, fans were livid that we did not take any offensive lineman. It turns out Licht and the Buc’s scouting was… Read more »

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  geno711
7 months ago

I get your broad point, and it’s a sound one, and I agree. But Jonah Williams is not by any means a clear miss at this point. He missed his rookie year with injury, and he missed 6 games last year, too. But in the 10 games he played, he played really well. Not Tristan Wirfs kind of stuff, mind you, but roughly on a level similar to how Donovan Smith played last year (according to PFF), and that was in his first action against NFL competition. I have little doubt that he’s going to be a great player for… Read more »

Dave
Dave(@bucball02)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Oh god really? You were one those White bashers, who thought J.Allen was the slam dunk pick? Josh Allen is so incredibly overrated lol. I knew it back then, and know it even more now…how much better of a pick White was than Allen. JA is completely 100% one dimensional. See QB, sack QB. Wipdee doo. Devin White on the other hand, can do it all. Can tackle, can sack the QB, can chase a RB upfield, can cover a RB or TE in the flat, can stuff the RB behind the line. He’s as versatile, and scheme independent as… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Dave
eaustinyoung
eaustinyoung(@eaustinyoung)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Agreed. Devin White is the best MLB in the league. I would *maybe* trade him for an Aaron Donald, but not by much.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  drdneast
7 months ago

He pretty much said as much in his presser.

NaplesFan2.0
NaplesFan2.0(@firelichtmovement)
Reply to  Pete Wood
7 months ago

Ok so of all the rbs in this draft, there was 1 that had 0 questions, in Travis Etienne. Najee has speed concerns, Javonte Williams has size concerns and the rest you could poke holes in all the way down. I dont think this was that deep of a position in comparison to other drafts. As a big Michael Carter fan, I would have loved to see him as a later draft pick. The Bucs have a deep rb room as it is, and if everyone leaves next year, they can draft one then.

mjmoody
mjmoody(@mjmoody)
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
7 months ago

Deep RB room agreed.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
7 months ago

Neither of those are true. Williams has a prototypical RB build, and Harris is plenty fast on film and backed that up with a strong 4.45 time at his pro day. That’s not really the point anyways, as of course every prospect, including every RB, is imperfect. Etienne, who you basically said is perfect, has significant issues in pass pro and the worst contact balance/tackle breaking ability of the big 3 that went in this draft. The real point people are making isn’t that there were plenty of flawless RBs in the draft, rather that there were plenty with tantalizing… Read more »

NaplesFan2.0
NaplesFan2.0(@firelichtmovement)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Javonte Williams measured shorter than 5’10” and less than 220 lbs which is basically the benchmark of a prototypical rb build. Najee Harris was SAID to have run a 4.45, but did not run at his pro day. Watching his tape, there is absolutely no way he has 4.45 speed, although I did like him as a prospect. Watching him get chased down repeatedly, reminded me of Edwards Helaire getting caught from behind by Devin White in the SB. Etienne in terms of pass blocking didn’t do much, as it was either him running a read option with Lawrence or… Read more »

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
7 months ago

Ha, I noticed that too. Does that mean White has 4.3 speed since that is what Helaire is supposed to possess.

NaplesFan2.0
NaplesFan2.0(@firelichtmovement)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Also, not to mention Etienne tested bigger and faster than Javonte Williams, with Williams running a 4.55/4.6 40. If we’re talking prototype, it’s Etienne. While he doesn’t break as many tackles as Williams, he has never had a problem doing so.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
7 months ago

All I’m saying is that there is no such thing as a perfect player. When people say they would have liked us to have drafted a RB, many of them are talking about someone later – a Kenneth Gainwell, Khalil Herbert, Michael Carter kind of RB. And of course they all have flaws, as do all of the first 3 RBs drafted this year. We can quibble about the respective strengths and weaknesses of each of them (for example, Etienne’s issues in pass pro went well beyond him not doing it frequently….he wasn’t very good at it WHEN he did… Read more »

NaplesFan2.0
NaplesFan2.0(@firelichtmovement)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

I wasn’t saying they shouldn’t get drafted, but I was referencing the Bucs draft as to their perceived needs. They needed an upgrade over Anthony Nelson and Cam Gill. Enter Joe Tryon. They needed to replace Gabbert, Haeg, and a possibly suspended Mickens. Enter Trask, Hainsey and Darden. Darden is an upgrade imo, but we will see. Its not wrong to like some of these guys skill sets, but the Bucs had other ideas.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
7 months ago

I’m probably one of the few people who think Nelson might make a bigger impact this season. He has never had a preseason to hone his craft and he was all around the QB last season but just couldn’t finish. Even in the SB he harassed Mahomes into a couple of incompletions.

76Buc
76Buc(@76buc)
Reply to  Pete Wood
7 months ago

Yep, you can find a decent RB at a used car lot.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  76Buc
7 months ago

LOL. But probably with a lot of mileage.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  Pete Wood
7 months ago

IT must have been. Seemed like Licht thought he only needed two players, an edge rusher and a utility OL.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0(@alldaway)
7 months ago

Solid draft and lets see if an UDFA OL or DB can stick.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
7 months ago

Borregales is a strange signing, for us and for him. He was the best kicker in the draft. With the guaranteed money we gave Succop, the only way the young kid will win a job here is if Ryan has his kicking leg amputated between now and final cuts. Seems like the kid could’ve and should’ve signed somewhere that he might have a chance to actually win a job. Also, it cracks me up that, now that our kicker situation is irrevocably settled due to financials, we NOW manage to sign the intriguing, strong legged, super accurate best kicker in… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan(@naplesfan)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Yawn .. another mere fan who speaks more highly of himself as a wannabe GM than he credits our actual Super Bowl winning GM.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  Naplesfan
7 months ago

I wasn’t knocking Licht for signing him. Your reading comprehension is consistently terrible. You regularly fail to even be able to identify the fundamental point another person is making.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Reading comprehension isn’t a strong attribute for many of the posters out here.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

It never hurts taking a look. Besides, like teams bring 4 arms to camp, you need two legs also.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  surferdudes
7 months ago

Absolutely true. What better way for other teams to see you than by trying out for the SB champions.

RW
RW(@rwp111)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

you do know that guys can get injured don’t you???? Including kickers. The guy is insurance and will go to the practice squad.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  RW
7 months ago

Super unlikely we use a PS spot for a kicker. Equally unlikely that he doesn’t sign somewhere else when we cut him.

More than anything, I think it’s a really strange move by Borregales to go somewhere that he has no chance of winning the job.

BucWonder
BucWonder(@bucwonder)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Bucs had a K on their PS last season.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

I think we did last season. I think both of you can be right.

SenileSenior
SenileSenior(@xpfcwintergreen)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

Yes, it is ironic.
I guess it is keeping with the idea of bringing in strong competition at any and every position when you can. Should Succop twist angle at sometime they may have somewhere to look for quick help. Who knows exactly what the thinking is?

Besides, dealing with the kicking team requires a different approach than most other types of positions on a football team.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17(@toofamiliar17)
Reply to  SenileSenior
7 months ago

I totally get the thinking for us. We were always going to have two legs in camp, and he’s as good as we were going to be able to do there. But I do find it funny that we finally land a guy like him as a UDFA, and that’s after we have no possible way of firing the guy we already have and replacing him with the new guy. My main point is that coming to Tampa makes no sense to me for Borregales. It seems like a really strange choice for him to sign with a team that’s… Read more »

BucWonder
BucWonder(@bucwonder)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

I think it’s good to have a back-up kicker. The Bucs had a K on their PS last season, so it’s not “highly unlikely” that they do it again. Remember our K, P, and LS were all on the Covid list before the ATL game. It’s good to be prepared. I do agree with you that it seems an odd choice on his part though.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
Reply to  toofamiliar17
7 months ago

More importantly we are a second and fourth round pick short as well.

Dman
Dman(@dman)
7 months ago

Surprised we haven’t added at DT yet.

surferdudes
surferdudes(@surferdudes)
7 months ago

Huchenson kid looks massive, and apparently likes getting yelled at! ha ha

Colin in Canada
Colin in Canada(@cwintermans)
7 months ago

Id like to see us add a couple more players. The kid from Navy has an impressive backstory. Apparently he was the first football player at Navy to be named Class President and he aspires to be the POTUS someday. Very impressive guy. The two offensive linemen have a legit chance to make the team. We need to add camp players at TE, RB, safety and another center.

drdneast
drdneast(@drdneast)
7 months ago

i wonder if Josh Rosen will find his way back here. That QB room in San Francisco is getting deeper than the Atlantic Ocean,.

jrwilson85
jrwilson85(@jrwilson85)
7 months ago

I guess the NFL Network scouts were way off base this year due to covid19. They had South Carolina guard Sadarius Hutcherson rated in the round 4-6 range and he goes undrafted. Was there an injury or some other kind of problem to make his stock go down so much?

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