As is the case with most teams experiencing a change at head coach, the Buccaneers are going to see a ton of roster turnover in 2014.
With Lovie Smith at the helm, the biggest move (and most odd) was the team just flat out letting Darrelle Revis go, less than a year after they traded for him and signed him to a massive contract.
Changes at the top force people to do odd things, but the Bucs obviously have a plan. With some big splash free agent signings like defensive end Michael Johnson and cornerback Alterraun Verner, the Bucs’ needs have been pushed around significantly but this team has a chance to be a really intriguing dark horse in the NFC South this year, crazy new uniforms and all.
- OL Gabe Carimi (released, Falcons)
- DT Derek Landri (released)
- CB Darrelle Revis (released, Patriots)
- OG Davin Joseph (released)
- OLB Dekoda Watson (UFA, Jaguars)
- C Ted Larsen (Cardinals)
- OT Donald Penn (released, Raiders)
- FB Erik Lorig (Saints)
- LB Adam Hayward (Redskins)
- DE Michael Johnson (Bengals)
- CB Alterraun Verner (Titans)
- TE Brandon Myers (Giants)
- OLB Jonathan Casillas (re-signed)
- CB Donny Gorrer (re-signed)
- OT Jamon Meredith (re-signed)
- DT Clinton McDonald (Seahawks)
- QB Josh McCown (Bears)
- OT Anthony Collins (Bengals)
- C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Packers)
- OL Oniel Cousins (Browns)
- LB Dane Fletcher (Patriots)
- CB Mike Jenkins (Raiders)
1. Wide Receiver
This isn’t a major need, but the Bucs could add a dynamic playmaker like a Sammy Watkins with the 7th overall pick to pair with Vincent Jackson and give them something to be excited about at that position.
2. Long term QB Solution
You have to think Josh McCown was paid the kind of money he was to come in because the Bucs are unsure what they’re going to do with Mike Glennon or the QB position in general. If they feel like they can upgrade in this draft, they should do it.
3. Tight End
4. Defensive Tackle