The Bucs have brought in 2018 NFL Draft prospects of all shapes and sizes so far. There have been defensive backs, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, pass rushers and pass protectors.

But, now we have a new position that is reportedly in the mix, as news from Jared Tokarz proclaims that Florida Gators kicker Eddy Pineiro will be one of the prospect visits the team will be having.

UPDATE: Pineiro will be one of the Buccaneers local visits, not one of their regular 30 private visits.

https://twitter.com/NFLDraftInsider/status/983794392615006208

Pineiro, a former soccer player, was a transfer to the university of Florida in 2016. He was 56-for-58 on extra points in his two seasons as Florida’s kicker and also had 38 field goals. Pineiro was 5-for-5 on field goals from beyond 50 yards in his Florida career — two from 54 yards — and had the highest field goal percentage in the nation in 2017.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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Condor Bastadon
Condor Bastadon
4 years ago

Should be able to nab him in the 2nd.

Bucsfan1983
Bucsfan1983
4 years ago

I would actually spend a 5th or 6th round pick on him. He’s good.

Graham
Graham
4 years ago

Licht is trolling us.

Spartan01
Spartan01
Reply to  Graham
4 years ago

lol. that was my first thought!

jb™
jb™
4 years ago

Sounds like a first or second rounder! LOL!!!

nitey
nitey
4 years ago

That’s the target for our #7 pick! I knew it wouldn’t be James.

Hank Scorpio
Hank Scorpio
4 years ago

Trevor, you don’t have a hair on your peaches if you don’t ask Licht why he didn’t spend a 2nd rd pick on him if we draft/sign him.

skipper
skipper
4 years ago

When Licht drafted Aguayo I was shocked the he went that high. As an FSU guy I have witnessed Roberto be money when he stepped on the field. While at the time the pick was high, I would never imagine that he would tank and go in a complete funk, obviously he could not handle the pressure of the NFL.
The Gator Kicker looks pretty damn good as well, I would be fine with using our 7th rounder on him. How many of our 7th rounders in past years stick around?

Jonathan Goodfellow
Jonathan Goodfellow
Reply to  skipper
4 years ago

6th & 7th rounders becoming starters is like less than 5% combined. I can live with a flyer on this guy.

seat26
seat26
4 years ago

Oh Geez. I hate the word Kicker now. Just the thought of taking one with a draft pick makes me cringe.

TBChucky
TBChucky
4 years ago

7th round? Sure. Need competition.

Pete Wood
Pete Wood
4 years ago

We can’t be gun shy about signing players, because of one bad experience. What if Bucs decided to never use a first round pick on a QB again, because of Josh Freeman?

This guy sounds pretty solid to me. Good teams sign good kickers and solidify that position for a generation. I’d be very happy if we drafted him.

seat26
seat26
Reply to  Pete Wood
4 years ago

It isn’t even picking a Kicker with a draft pick. It is moving up to do it and picking them as high as 2nd round. Bucs have a tendency to move up, and for once I would like to see them move down and acquire more picks.

surferdudes
4 years ago

Didn’t we sign a F.A. kicker to a fairly large contract? Maybe bring him in as a UDFA, but he wouldn’t last the whole season on the P.S., and no team is going to carry two kickers, so what’s the point of wasting any pick on him?

plopes808
plopes808
4 years ago

This article just set off my PTSD