The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a splash in the offseason by trading their first round pick for Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis from the Jets, they received arguably the best cornerback in the NFL giving the team the chance to select CB Jonathan Banks in the second round to learn the position from him.
The Bucs used the rest of the draft to fill those holes needed on both the offensive and defensive side of the football. Although Head Coach Greg Schiano emphasizes that Josh Freeman is still the starting quarterback, the selection of QB Mike Glennon highlights possible competition in the next couple of years.
On the final day of the 2013 draft, the Bucs added possible starters on the defensive line with the selection of Akeem Spence, DT Illinois (100th) and DE William Gholston, DE Michigan St. (126th) in the fourth round. Spence is a strong and talented defensive tackle with enormous upside, but he needs to find a way to utilize his strength against the talented guards and centers.
Gholson has the opportunity to become an effective pass rusher in the NFL if he is consistent on every play. He is the prototypical defensive end with good size, speed, and strength. He has the chance to become the Bucs most dependable pass rusher, but the fans need to be patient on his development.
In their final two picks of the draft, the Buccaneers selected DE Steven Means, Buffalo (147th) and RB Mike James, Miami (189th). While Means adds depth to the Buccaneers line backing corps, James adds size and strength behind Doug Martin, but he does not have blazing speed and lacks vision. However, he is a powerful running back that fights for every yard and would be a good addition on special teams and some short yard situations.