Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 Draft Recap: Part 2

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    The last hole that needed to be filled in the 2018 draft was the offensive line. With a mix of young guys and vets, the group struggled to provide holes for Martin and protection for Winston. The front office addressed those needs in the 4th and 5th round with the selections of tackle Jamarco Jones and center/guard Will Clapp. Jones, a 6'5" 210 pound tackle from Ohio State, is a solid balance of run blocking and pass blocking and projects as a solid blind-side protector in the NFL, something the Bucs need. Clapp played center for LSU and was the leader of the offensive line, helping the Tigers set multiple rushing records, including individual records by Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. Clapp was an All-SEC First Team selection for the Tigers and brings a ton of high level game experience to the Bucs. Clapp can play center or guard, but it looks like the Bucs would like to develop him at the guard position.

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    In the 6th and 7th round, the Bucs elected to bolster their defensive backfield by selecting corner Iman Marshall in the 6th and safety Trey Marshall in the 7th. Iman Marshall starred at Southern California for the Trojans. In 2016 he played opposite of Titans 2017 selection Adoree Jackson to create one of the best corner tandems in the country. In 2017, Marshall became the top corner for Trojans and some say he fits just as well in the NFL as Jackson. A bigger corner than Jackson, Marshall brings a mix of speed and physical play to the Bucs secondary. Marshall is more than capable of handling bigger receivers and has the potential to be a lockdown corner in the NFL. Trey Marshall brings versatility to the Bucs defensive backfield as he has experience playing corner and safety at Florida State. He is scrappy and physical with big hit and big play ability. The Bucs plan to use him at safety to start but will develop him and get him reps as a corner as well, similarly to what the Cowboys have done with Byron Jones.

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    That's it for us Bucs Nation, we're excited to see what these young guys can do in the preseason and beyond. With new management , a new attitude and a solid draft class, things are looking up. Check back later for the Bucs 2018 season preview. Flex those Cannons and Go Bucs!!
     
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