The Buccaneers will strongly consider rolling with Ryan Fitzpatrick for a few more seasons, but Jameis Winston’s days in Tampa Bay are clearly numbered. If Jason Licht and company do decide to draft their quarterback of the future, Drew Lock should be the guy.
When you watch Lock on film he can’t but remind you of Josh Allen. He’s got one of the biggest arms we’ve seen in recent memory. The downside is he seems to miss a lot of throws that he really should make. Expect a number of NFL coaches to fall in love with the idea of refining his skills.
Dirk Koetter will certainly be one of them. He also has the sort of receivers on his roster to make up for Lock’s lack of accuracy. Mike Evans has one of the largest catch radii in the NFL. Desean Jackson has the speed to run down balls other receivers can’t think about reaching.
If the Buccaneers do go with a quarterback, don’t expect them to bench Fitzpatrick right away. Instead, they’ll want to give a player like Lock time to develop. This is another spot where the franchise and player could both end up in a really good place with the right pick/development plan.