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Selection Comment - Pick #15

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Tampa Bay
Wyatt Milum

West Virginia


Much thru the decade of the 20-teens, the Bucs lack of a pass-rush engendered frustration among coaches and fans alike. All efforts to address the edge-rush position failed - until Shaq Barrett moseyed onto the scene in 2019. The pass-rush was good since then, but never among the elite. In 2023, The Bucs D produced 48 sacks - good for 7th in the NFL.

But Barrett has aged-out, and is now wrapping up his career with Fins. GM Jason Licht has added a Day-2 EDGE option often in recent years (2024 Chris Braswell, 2023 Yaya Diaby, 2019 Anthony Nelson), and also near Day-2 Joe Tryon-Shoyinka at 2020 RD1-32.

Nelson and JTS will hit the streets of free agency in 2025, with Licht declining to pick up JTS' 5th-year option. Edge should again be a target early on in the 2025 Draft. Diaby had a decent rookie debut in 2023, and will be counted on to improve. His 9 sacks looks great, but his pass-rush win rate of 12.2% is uninspiring - 6th among rookie edge defenders. Still, we need to be pleasantly surprised with Diaby's first year. But the team will need more than Yaya and unproven rookie Braswell.

WR could also be a high draft target in 2025. Godwin will be FA again in 2025, and Mike Evans in 2026. But here were going with OT Wyatt Milum. The team is again fielding Tristan Wirfs and Luke Goedeke on the OL perimeter. Goedeke did an admiral job handling the RT spot in 2023 (72.5 PFF), though the 31 pressure was higher than you'd like to see. Still, another year like 2023 from Goedeke will make him an attractive poaching target in FA.

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