As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the thirteenth overall pick; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a stellar draft class in 2012, the Bucs appeared on their way to at least a wild card berth in the first half of the season. But as with most young teams, they were unable to keep up that pace the entire season.
The team seemed to respond well to new head coach Greg Schiano, despite the whispers about him wearing the young players out both mentally and physically and causing their second half downfall. But for the reputation that Schiano seems to have garnered around the league as a “bully,” he’s the type of guy you love as your coach and hate if he’s not. So let’s see who he’ll be looking to add in this year’s draft.
I think I’d feel confident listing the Bucs as having maybe the worst secondary in the league last season. I thought this even before Aqib Talib was traded and Eric Wright was suspended. But with Wright likely ...