Top five free agent targets for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Brandon Scherff
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Brandon Scherff, Guard

Brandon Scherff was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Since that day, he’s been known as one of the top offensive guards in the league. Scherff will be demanding top dollar for a guard this offseason, so the Buccaneers would have to be willing to shell out big money to bring him in.

The Buccaneers interior offensive line is better than the tackle position, but that won’t affect their needs. If the Bucs do sign a player like Scherff, they will be sliding third-year player, Alex Cappa, to tackle so Scherff could immediately start. Pairing Scherff with Ali Marpet, another top tier guard, and Ryan Jensen, a center with a nasty demeanor, would make for one dominant interior offensive line.

Scherff would be an incredible addition to the Bucs offensive line that will immediately step into a starting role. The Buccaneers’ offensive line will be immensely improved with a talent like Scherff.

Shifting Cappa to tackle would allow the team to move on from Demar Dotson as well. Dotson has been a solid tackle for a long time, but his play has been declining after each year. As his age increases his play decreases, and while Cappa might not have as much experience at offensive tackle, his youthfulness and athleticism allow him to take on the role of learning the tackle position.