1 - DE - Joe Tryon-Shoyinka - WashingtonStarted all but one game in his second season in the NFL and has recorded four sacks in each of his NFL seasons. Had an outstanding sophomore season at Washington recording eight sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss and was named a 2020 pre-season All-American. Sat out the 2020 season.2 - QB - Kyle Trask - Florida Finally saw regular season NFL action in the 2022 season finale in Atlanta when the starters were being rested having been a gameday inactive in 32 of the previous 33 games since being drafted. Looked good in the 2022 pre-season. Was selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft and the 64th overall selection. Started 28 games for the Gators and was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020. Threw 43 TD passes in his senior season to set a Florida record.3 - T - Robert Hainsey - Notre DameBecame the starting center on the second day of camp when Ryan Jensen was hurt and started every regular season game there before being injured in the season finale in Atlanta. Was active for every game of his rookie season but only saw the field once in the first nine games before being a regular on special teams in the second half of the season. Was selected in the 3rd round of the 2021 draft and the 95th overall selection. 4 - WR - Jaelon Darden - North TexasDiminutive speedsteer who was released during his second season with the Bucs having failed to make an impression outside of return duties. Had played in half the games in his rookie season having been affected by nagging injuries. Was picked up by the Browns having been released by the Buccaneers. Was selected in the 4th round of the 2021 draft having scored 19 touchdowns in 2020.5 - LB - KJ Britt - AuburnA key member of the special teams squad but saw some defensive time again too in his second season. Missed five games due to injury. Had played in every game of his rookie season primarily on special teams. Was selected in the 5th round of the 2021 draft. Started nearly all his junior year at Auburn and was first-team SEC but was restricted to just two games in 2020.7 - CB - Chris Wilcox - Brigham YoungDid not make the team out of training camp and was signed to the Indianapolis Colts’ development roster where he remained for the entire regular season. Played in all three of the Bucs’ pre-season games recording six tackles.7 - LB - Grant Stuard - HoustonPlayed in every game of his rookie season primarily on special teams but saw limited action on defense in mop-up duty. Was traded to the Colts during the 2022 off-season. Was a 7th round selection in the 2021 draft, the final player selected thereby earning the "Mr Irrelevant" tag. Started 21 games at Houston recording 190 tackles in the process.
The 2021 Buccaneer draft reviewThe Bucs picked 32nd in each round during the draft as befitted the Super Bowl champions. They traded a 6th round compensation pick to the Seahawks to move up eight spots in the 4th round. They traded a 6th round pick and received a 7th round pick back from the Steelers in the 2019 trade for Jerald Hawkins.DRAFT ANALYSIS - Of course it is way too early to pass judgement on these draft picks - we wait four years before a full analysis and draft grade