The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Caleb Benenoch with the No. 148 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Bucs capped a productive 2016 draft weekend with the sixth-round picks of Oklahoma LB Devante Bond and Northwestern FB Dan Vitale, two players with a good shot to make an impact as rookies.
UCLA OL Caleb Benenoch, Tampa Bay's fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft, originally picked up football after emigrating from Nigeria, when his mother mistook the sport's name to mean soccer.
Fourth-round draft pick Ryan Smith, a cornerback out of North Carolina Central, says he can make an immediate impact with the Bucs, including his work on special teams.
The Bucs used their earliest draft pick ever on a kicker Friday in taking FSU's Roberto Aguayo, and in the process got what they believed to be a difference-maker and a unique talent.
Tampa Bay continued to hit its most pressing needs in the early rounds of the 2016 draft, using the 39th overall selection on Eastern Kentucky's Noah Spence, a promising edge rusher.
Tampa Bay's first-round pick out of the University of Florida will wear jersey #28 in the NFL, a number most prominently worn in franchise history by another first-round pick, RB Warrick Dunn.
In the midst of adding players through the draft, the Buccaneers also trimmed the roster a bit, waiving eight including former USF wideout Andre Davis.
Tampa Bay got off to a good start on Thursday night, as Dirk Koetter said, but the second and third rounds on Friday will be just as important…Some potential Day Two targets for the Bucs.
As expected, the Bucs turned their attention to defense to start the 2016 draft, targeting Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves, but they also managed to add an important extra pick in the process.
With the real thing about to begin, Buccaneers.com contributors finish up their mock draft with selections 25-31, including a useful pick for the defending NFC South champs.
WR Kenny Bell remained as involved with the team as possible during a rookie season spent on injured reserve, but he knows what he missed on the field and he's working hard to make it up.
As we move into the second half of the opening round, our latest mock draft efforts begin with a pick for the Bucs' heated rivals, the Atlanta Falcons.
For this weekend's draft, former Buc greats Ronde Barber and Anthony McFarland, as well as celebrity Bucs fan Dick Vitale, will announce Tampa Bay's picks on Friday and Saturday.
This weekend, the Bucs hope to once again find a handful of future starters in the NFL Draft…Which of the team's 40 previous drafts have produced the most and fewest starters?