The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their first trade of the 2019 draft on Friday night, turning one early third-round pick into two selections later in the same round.
The Buccaneers swung the deal with the Los Angeles Rams shortly before 10:00 p.m. ET and early in the third round. Tampa Bay gave up its original pick, #70, and got back picks #94 and #99. The first of those two picks was the Rams' original third-round selection, the second was a compensatory pick awarded to L.A. earlier in the offseason.
The Rams used the pick obtained from Tampa Bay to select Memphis running back Darrell Henderson. The Buccaneers will be able to hit on two needs with their haul from the trade, and that's an important bit of maneuvering on the draft board for General Manager Jason Licht. The Bucs entered the 2019 draft with seven total picks, including one in each round. They exercised each of their own picks in the first two rounds (nos. five and 39) before choosing to multiply their draft capital in Round Three.