The 2021 Buccaneer draft review The 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.
Joe Tryon
Kyle Trask
Robert Hainsey
Jaelon Darden
KJ Britt
Chris Wilcox
Grant Stuard
1 - OLB - Joe Tryon-Shoyinka - Washington Has not developed into a game-breaking pass-rusher in his three NFL seasons but has recorded a handful of sacks each year. Lost his starting job in the second half of the 2023 season to rookie Yaya Diaby. 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. 2 - QB - Kyle Trask - Florida Spent his third straight season on the bench seeing action only twice in mop-up action. 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. 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. 3 - T - Robert Hainsey - Notre Dame Became the starting center on the second day of training camp 2922 when Ryan Jensen was hurt and started every regular season game there before being injured in the season finale in Atlanta. Kept the job throughout 2023 as well when Jensen was once again ruled out for the year. 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. 4 - WR - Jaelon Darden - North Texas Diminutive 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. 5 - LB - KJ Britt - Auburn Saw some starts in the middle of the defense when Devin White was out injured and has been a key member of the special teams’ squads through his three seasons with the Buccaneers. 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 Young Did 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 - Houston Played 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.