Saturday, May 10, 2014
Bucs add depth to O-line in 5th round
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally got around to addressing their offensive line.
They took two offensive linemen in the fifth round. They got guard Kadeem Edwards out of Tennessee State with their own pick. They then traded back into the fifth round to take tackle Kevin Pamphile out of Purdue with the 149th overall pick.
Depth on the offensive line was an issue coming into the draft. There’s no clear-cut starter at right guard and there are health concerns about left guard Carl Nicks.
From a depth perspective, it’s good that the Bucs have added some depth to the line. But it’s probably unrealistic to expect a fifth-round pick to be an immediate starter.