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      NFL Draft Needs: Bucs.By Evan Silva1 hour agoRotoworld.comEvan Silva (@EvanSilva) is the Senior Football Editor for Rotoworld's NFL Page, and Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) leads Rotoworld's college football and NFL draft coverage. Together, they're breaking down every team's biggest needs and offering potential solutions in May's draft. f58c24ad-1c14-4fb3-961c-8096b2de6f3f_zpsb1208f04.pngMike Evans, Texas A&M No. 1 Team Need: Wide ReceiverSilva's analysisVincent Jackson remains a No. 1-caliber receiver, but he'll be 31 1/2 when the season starts. Mike Williams was traded due to off-field woes, leaving only Chris Owusu, Eric Page, and Louis Murphy behind V-Jax. New quarterback Josh McCown has played his best football with big receivers who win in contested situations. The Bucs plan to play run-first football under new OC Jeff Tedford, so ideally their No. 2 wideout will be able to block. Norris' optionsFirst day option: Mike Evans, Texas A&M - Josh McCown thrived in Marc Trestman’s offense. He even said the game plan worked because there was an answer to everything. Part of the answer was receivers who can win in contested situations. The alley oop style of offense. Mike Evans is excellent at the catch point, works backs towards his quarterback, has good long speed and is an underrated mover after the catch.Second day possibility: Kelvin Benjamin, FSU - There are some major differences between Benjamin and Evans despite similar frames. Benjamin was almost solely used as a vertical target, and we don’t know much about his yards after catch ability. He also dropped a few easy grabs after making difficult ones. Still, if his development continues, Benjamin can be a very solid pick. Third day flier: Devin Street, Pitt - Street won at multiple levels of the field and was able to take advantage of off coverage when running slants or curls. He isn’t overly great at the catch point, but there are flashes. He is absolutely worth a sixth- or seventh-round pick.No. 2 Team Need: Guard Silva's analysis Overhauling their front five under new GM Jason Licht, the Bucs cut LT Donald Penn and RG Davin Joseph, before trading C/G Jeremy Zuttah to Baltimore. Tampa Bay signed C Evan Dietrich-Smith and LT Anthony Collins, but now has question marks at both guard positions. The Bucs plan to play power football up front and will pursue maulers to pave lanes for Doug Martin. Norris' optionsFirst day option: Zack Martin, Notre Dame - This is not an option unless the team trades down. Martin might be seen as a tackle by many, but his best fit is at guard. His wide base allows to many losses on the edge versus counter moves. However, his punch is extremely powerful and he looked very comfortable in tight spaces when covered by a tight end.Second day possibility: Gabe Jackson, Miss State - Jackson isn’t a true road grader in terms of power, but his large frame does box out many defenders. He occupies his opposition at a high level and looks fairly balanced throughout. Jackson could be one of the few plug-and-play types among interior offensive linemen. Third day flier: Kadeem Edwards, Tenn State - Edwards is nothing more than a late round pick, as he loses against first contact at times thanks to poor balance. He is a bit narrow when forced to work beyond his initial man and can lose when on the move. However, there are flashes of straight-line blocking and pass protection.No. 3 Team Need: Defensive Line Silva's analysis The Bucs' defensive line improved in free agency, adding Michael Johnson to book end Adrian Clayborn, and ex-Seahawk Clinton McDonald to replace NT Akeem Spence next to Gerald McCoy in sub-packages. This team still needs one-gap penetrators and rotational edge rushers. Lovie's pressure-oriented defenses have always been at their best with up-front depth at end and tackle. Norris' optionsFirst day option: Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota - Another trade down possibility. Hageman will do his best work as a 1-technique, utilizing power and a naturally explosive lower half. He needs to improve his natural anchor when losing off the snap, but Hageman is adept at understanding when to bat down passes at the line of scrimmage. Teams might think he has the most upside of any interior defensive lineman. Second day possibility: Caraun Reid, Princeton - Reid could draw some poor man’s Aaron Donald comparisons. He played, and was legitimately double teamed, at multiple spots along the defensive line. However, Reid still gained depth in opposing backfields thanks to leverage and power. There is quickness in Reid’s game as well.Third day flier   Chris Whaley, Texas - Whaley is purely a role-playing prospect, but that role could be coveted. Whaley can be extremely disruptive in a straight-line when he shoots gaps and uses his athleticism in those first few steps. He struggles after his initial momentum is stopped.Buccaneers 2014 Draft Picks (6)First Round (No. 7) Second Round (No. 38) Third Round (No. 69) Fifth Round (No. 143) Sixth Round (No. 185) Seventh Round (No. 221)Buccaneers Current First-Team Offense QB: Josh McCown RB: Doug Martin WR: Vincent Jackson WR: Louis Murphy TE: Brandon Myers TE: Tim Wright LT: Anthony Collins LG: Carl Nicks C: Evan Dietrich-Smith RG: Jamon Meredith RT: Demar Dotson Buccaneers Current First-Team Defense RE: Michael Johnson LE: Adrian Clayborn DT: Gerald McCoy NT: Akeem Spence MLB: Mason Foster WLB: Lavonte David SLB: Jonathan Casillas RCB: Alterraun Verner LCB: Johnthan Banks FS: Dashon Goldson

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      Don’t like any of the Dline suggestions.

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      QB is a need. Not saying so is a joke. How does our QB stack up against the rest of the league? How many teams win without a QB? NONE. We NEED a QB.

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      QB is a need. Not saying so is a joke. How does our QB stack up against the rest of the league? How many teams win without a QB? NONE. We NEED a QB.

      So there is a QB in this draft that would "stack" up against the rest of the league??  Huh?  Curious who you think that is?  It's not a need btw.  Maybe a want in your eyes, not a need.

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    • Anonymous

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      QB is a need. Not saying so is a joke. How does our QB stack up against the rest of the league? How many teams win without a QB? NONE. We NEED a QB.

      So there is a QB in this draft that would "stack" up against the rest of the league??  Huh?  Curious who you think that is?  It's not a need btw.  Maybe a want in your eyes, not a need.

      I don't know that there is/isn't a draft pick QB that would stack up against the league and neither do you. There are plenty who have a shot at it. We will know after a couple of years when there is a thread on here about the 2014 draft redo and they have a QB next to our name at 7.What I do know is that McCown is a bandaid who will be retired in 2 years and Glennon did not flash enough last year to roll with him. You keep throwing enough crap at the wall until you find a QB that sticks in this league. San Diego had Brees and went out and drafted Rivers.....we get grandpa McCown and Napoleon Dynamite and you're content with riding with these guys.

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    • Anonymous

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      QB is a need. Not saying so is a joke. How does our QB stack up against the rest of the league? How many teams win without a QB? NONE. We NEED a QB.

      So there is a QB in this draft that would "stack" up against the rest of the league??  Huh?  Curious who you think that is?  It's not a need btw.  Maybe a want in your eyes, not a need.

      I don't know that there is/isn't a draft pick QB that would stack up against the league and neither do you. There are plenty who have a shot at it. We will know after a couple of years when there is a thread on here about the 2014 draft redo and they have a QB next to our name at 7.What I do know is that McCown is a bandaid who will be retired in 2 years and Glennon did not flash enough last year to roll with him. You keep throwing enough crap at the wall until you find a QB that sticks in this league. San Diego had Brees and went out and drafted Rivers.....we get grandpa McCown and Napoleon Dynamite and you're content with riding with these guys.

      by most accounts, outside of QB, this is considered the most talent rich draft in the past 10 years.  So when GM's do their evaluation they should tend to look at other positions, where there will much better value for their pick than at QB.  Franchises that take a QB in a draft like this, will tend to stand still as most QBs (Luck, Manning and Brady excluded), need other parts to be successful. I'd rather take a chance this season, with one of the QBs we have on our roster, and draft as sure a thing as there is with the #7 pick, then to randomly grab one of the **CENSORED**box QB that's available to us at 7.

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      I agree that we need help at G but I don’t know that we’re looking for “maulers” as he stated. Seems to me we’ve been bringing in more athletic lineman, not maulers. QB should also be listed.

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      DE, OG, QB,WR, Oline, LB

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    • Anonymous

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      QB is a need. Not saying so is a joke. How does our QB stack up against the rest of the league? How many teams win without a QB? NONE. We NEED a QB.

      So there is a QB in this draft that would "stack" up against the rest of the league??  Huh?  Curious who you think that is?  It's not a need btw.  Maybe a want in your eyes, not a need.

      I don't know that there is/isn't a draft pick QB that would stack up against the league and neither do you. There are plenty who have a shot at it. We will know after a couple of years when there is a thread on here about the 2014 draft redo and they have a QB next to our name at 7.What I do know is that McCown is a bandaid who will be retired in 2 years and Glennon did not flash enough last year to roll with him. You keep throwing enough crap at the wall until you find a QB that sticks in this league. San Diego had Brees and went out and drafted Rivers.....we get grandpa McCown and Napoleon Dynamite and you're content with riding with these guys.

      by most accounts, outside of QB, this is considered the most talent rich draft in the past 10 years. 

      Coming off the crappy draft last year maybe it seems that way. I'd say it's deep at WR and Oline but not paticulary the most talent rich draft in the past 10 years.

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