Reporter to Bucs coach John McKay: "How do you feel about your team's execution?"  McKay: "I'm in favor of it."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 Draft Grade: B+

Third round guard/tackle Alex Kappa from Humboldt State is one of our favorite prospects.  He brings some serious attitude to the interior, as does the behemoth Vita Vea on the other side of the ball.  Ronald Jones should start day one and may lead all of the rookies in rushing if he stays healthy.  The Bucs added three nice pieces in the back end of their defense with CBs M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis and safety Jordan Whitehead.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Draft Grade: C

There's not a lot to get excited about.  O.J. Howard is a nice player, but they already had Cameron Brate and we don't see Howard becoming a superstar. S Justin Evans is a slight reach in the second and WR Chris Godwin and LB Kendall Beckwith in the third weren't great values either.  We like do it all RB Jeremy McNichols in the fifth, but he's behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims so we're not sure when he will get his chance.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2016 Draft Grade: B

The Bucs first two picks CB Vernon Hargreaves and DE Noah Spence were great picks, particularly for a team with needs on defense.  There aren't many kickers who warrant an early draft choice but Roberto Aguayo is one of them.  The trade up to get him is what we didn't like.  The Bucs didn't do well after the third round but they may have drafted the best pass rusher and best corner in the class and they certainly got the top kicker.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Draft Grade: C

We liked the Buccaneers game plan, draft a tosser and then some linemen to protect him.  They just didn't execute very well. Our issue is with Shameless Winston who will certainly be in the news in 2015, though much of the time it may not have anything to do with football.  We've said all along we expect him to have success throwing to Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.  We also expect the Bucs, who have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, to win more games and probably compete for the division title in the pitiful NFC South.  Don't credit too much of their improvement to Winston though.  They also drafted offensive tackle Donovan Smith in the second, who we think was a reach, and guard/tackle Ali Marpet in the third.  We like Marpet's long term chances, but he may need a redshirt year coming out of Hobart.  Linebacker Kwon Alexander and wide receiver Kenny Bell were solid prospects in the middle rounds, but we wouldn't want Shameless to be the face of our franchise, even if he does perform better than his 18 interceptions in 2014.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Chris Hackett- S, TCU

Tampa Bay Bucaneers 2014 Draft Grade: B+

We favored Bucs first round pick, WR Mike Evans, over Sammy Watkins.  The Bucs are already loaded on defense so in addition to Evans they added talented TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and versatile running back Charles Sims who does everything well and should be a competent replacement if Doug Martin goes down again.  Wyoming WR Robert Herron was a steal in the sixth round and they also added two nice developmental offensive linemen in the later rounds. If they can get decent quarterback play the Bucs will be a tough out in 2014.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Chaz Sutton- DE, South Carolina