Pro Football Focus released an article on Tuesday that took a dive into each team’s roster and announced which team PFF believes was each division’s most improved following the 2019 NFL Draft. According to PFF’s lead draft analyst Mike Renner, the Bucs are the most improved team in the NFC South.
The @Buccaneers got great value outside of the first round in the 2019 NFL Draft. In fact, @PFF Lead Draft Analyst Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) named Tampa as the most improved team in the NFC South following the draft.
— PFF TB Buccaneers (@PFF_Buccaneers) May 2, 2019
According to Renner, the Bucs got the premier player – first-round pick LSU linebacker Devin White – of any team in the NFC South division through the draft, and emphasized the value Tampa Bay received in fourth-round pick Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson while investing heavily in their secondary with cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean along with safety Mike Edwards.
“The Bucs not only got the biggest impact player of anyone in the division with LSU linebacker Devin White, but the team also got one of our favorite sleepers in the draft with Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson. Between those two picks, they had a heavy focus on one thing: coverage. They drafted two corners in Central Michigan’s Sean Bunting and Auburn’s Jamel Dean who we liked the value of each along with Kentucky safety Mike Edwards.” – Mike Renner