Bucs Expected To Have 2 Compensatory Picks In 2023

The Bucs did an excellent job filling out their roster by out the 2022 NFL Draft. The group drafted a number of gamers that match group wants and have potential. Now that the draft has completed, Tampa Bay might flip its deal with the third wave of free company. Beginning Monday after 4:00 pm ET, groups will not be penalized for signing gamers towards the compensatory components.

Whereas the figuring out components are sophisticated, if a group loses extra gamers than it indicators throughout free company, that group is eligible to be awarded compensatory picks within the following years NFL draft. Because it stands the Bucs are projected to obtain two compensatory picks subsequent yr, in keeping with OverTheCap.com. They’re anticipated to obtain a fifth-round choice for dropping security Jordan Whitehead and a seventh-rounder for the lack of  O.J. Howard.

The Bucs have been scheduled to obtain one for Alex Cappa’s departure, however the signing of Russell Gage cancelled it out. And there’s nonetheless an out of doors shot they might get a seventh-round comp decide for Ronald Jones II leaving if he hits incentives in his contract.

So what does all this imply?

The Bucs can dip again into the free agent pool with out risking the lack of a compensatory decide. The group’s personal free brokers like Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh by no means counted towards the components. In order that they could possibly be re-signed at any time.

Nevertheless, if Tampa Bay wished to herald a veteran it might achieve this now with out dropping any compensatory picks in 2023. In one in all our current Pewter Report Roundtables every Pewter Reporter outlined free brokers they thought could possibly be potential matches. The draft may need altered a few of these choices. Though inside linebacker, outdoors linebacker and extensive receiver could possibly be positions the group might goal after Monday.