By Bonnie Mott
The offseason is here which means it’s time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to turn their attention to the upcoming draft and which draft prospects could potentially be a good fit for the Buccaneers in their quest to a long-awaited playoff berth. USA TODAY’s Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz was the latest analyst to release his mock draft and Shwartz is predicting the Bucs will select North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb in the first-round.
The best thing about Chubb is that he’s one of the best and most productive pass rushers in this year’s draft class. The Bucs finished with 22 sacks combined as a unit in 2017 while Chubb finished with a whopping 10 sacks of his very own.
The young defensive stud is entering the draft after having a solid run at NC State last season and could be the Bucs’ missing element to a much-needed defensive turnaround in 2018. Chubb finished last year with 72 tackles and 10 sacks. Throughout his time at North Carolina State, Chubb racked up 198 tackles and 25 sacks overall. Since the Bucs had issues generating sacks, an effective pass rush and also struggled with getting to the quarterback, Chubb could be the dominant weapon this team needs which is likely why mock draft after mock draft has the Bucs pursuing him in Round...