Tampa Bay Bucs 2023 NFL Draft Picks
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an up-and-down 2022 NFL season that somehow ended with an 8-9 record and an NFC South title. Legendary quarterback Tom Brady retired, the salary cap situation isn’t looking great, and the team now has to move forward under head coach Todd Bowles.
Here’s a look at the Bucs’ draft picks for 2023.
List of Tampa Bay Bucs Draft Picks in the 2023 NFL Draft
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht has nine selections in the 2023 NFL Draft to work with. They start with the 19th overall pick.
Here’s a complete list of Tampa Bay’s draft picks for the 2023 draft.
– 1st Round: 19th overall
– 2nd Round: 50th overall
– 3rd Round: 82nd overall
– 5th Round: 153rd overall
– 5th Round: 175th overall (compensation pick)
– 6th Round: 179th overall (from Texans)
– 6th Round: 181st overall (from Colts)
– 6th Round: 196th overall
– 7th Round: 252nd overall (compensation pick)
Licht traded the Bucs’ fourth-round pick in 2023 during the 2022 NFL Draft to get the Jaguars 157th and 235th overall picks. One of those picks selected cornerback Zyon McCollum to add to the Bucs’ 2022 draft class. The team picks up compensatory picks in the fifth and seventh rounds for losing safety Jordan Whitehead and tight end OJ Howard during 2022 free agency.
The Bucs traded linebacker Grant Stuard and nose tackle Steve McLendon for a couple more picks in this draft for the Bucs. There are holes to fill heading into the 2023 season for the team after the retirement of QB Tom Brady.
Tampa Bay Bucs Mock Draft and Team Needs
The Bucs need help on the offensive line and could address that need in the first round. The latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock drafts show potential picks in offensive tackle Broderick Jones from Georgia or Anton Harrison from Oklahoma.
The team has a need at tackle after parting ways with left tackle Donovan Smith. Right tackles Tristan Wirfs and Brandon Walton could make the flip over to the other side depending on how the team drafts.
Questions loom at quarterback, but the team signed former number-one pick Baker Mayfield to a one-year contract. Kyle Trask will also compete for the starting job as the team figures out what to do after Tom Brady’s departure. If a quarterback like Will Levis from Kentucky is available, the team might be tempted to pull the trigger.
On defense, the Bucs could use help at cornerback, safety, and on the defensive line with a pass rusher. The team released running back Leonard Fournette but surely has bigger issues to deal with than adding a running back in Round 1.
The secondary could be a focus as it was led by Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting last season. Murphy-Bunting left the team for the Titans as a free agent, but the team still has some depth with defensive back Carlton Davis III.
Who do the experts have the Bucs taking? You can check out a complete first-round Mock Draft on our sister-site 4for4 here.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
The 2023 NFL Draft will take place over three days in April in Kansas City, Missouri. The First Round picks will begin on April 27th and will be aired live on both NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The second and third rounds will take place on April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the final rounds on April 29th at noon ET. Fans of football can look forward to an exhilarating experience as teams choose their picks and add new talent to their rosters.
Tampa Bay Bucs 2022 NFL Draft Recap
Here’s a quick look at the Bucs draft picks from the 2022 draft to add players on offense, defense, and special teams.
Round 2: DE Logan Hall
Round 2: OT Luke Goedeke
Round 3: RB Rachaad White
Round 4: TE Cade Otton
Round 4: P Jake Camarda
Round 5: CB Zyon McCollum
Round 7: TE Ko Kieft
Round 7: DE Andre Anthony
Tampa Bay Bucs Draft Picks 2023 FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country go to one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Buccaneers have nine picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Buccaneers’ NFL Draft picks start at No. 19 overall in the first round. Bucs mock drafts have the team addressing needs on the offensive line to start the draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the 19th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The team didn’t have a first-round selection in the 2022 draft. They selected defensive end Logan Hall and tackle Luke Goedeke in Round 2 last offseason. They added running back Rachaad White in round 3.