2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried to address the defensive line need numerous times in the NFL Draft, nothing has worked out in terms of starters sticking. The Noah Spence experiment in the 2016 NFL Draft at defensive end is a good example of why this team should be careful this year.
The Bucs do have some solid defensive pieces in place like Jason Pierre-Paul, Gerald McCoy, and Lavonte David. Even the interior part of the defensive line has some good pieces in place to move forward. But, the ends of the 4-3 defense need to get better to set the edge for run and pass plays.
What works for Charles Omenihu with the Bucs defense is that the scheme ran is more similar to Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando than most others in the NFL. Omenihu could fit in next to a potent pair of defensive tackles for the Tampa Bay defensive line with Vita Vea and McCoy to try and build to the future.
This Bucs defense could be very good, and the talent is definitely present. Piecing it all together amid a turbulent time for the offensive side of the ball and the coaching staff is the real issue. Outside of JPP, the Bucs didn’t get much production from the pass rush. Omenihu would be a nice add to the defensive line.