TAMPA BAY – The Buccaneers had a lot of options with the 27th overall pick in the NFL Draft and trading back was certainly one of them.
And sure enough, they traded back.
Per The Athletic‘s Greg Auman, the Buccaneers sent the 27th overall pick to the Jaguars for the 33rd overall pick, the 106th overall pick (4th round), and the 180th overall pick (6th round) in the draft. All three picks represent the first pick in each respective round.
Bucs are getting three picks from the Jaguars — 33rd (first pick tomorrow), 106th and 180th — for the 27 pick. Adding first pick of second, fourth, sixth rounds.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 29, 2022
While the extra picks are great, the Buccaneers missed out on a great prospect in Devonte Wyatt. The Packers ended up taking him one pick after the Bucs at 28 overall.
There are still plenty of quality options left for the Buccaneers at 33 and now they have an extra fourth-rounder and a new sixth-rounder to potentially use in a trade or pick another prospect that they value.
Either way, Jason Licht is doing his typical wheeling-and-dealing and the Buccaneers should be better off for it, at the end of the day.
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