The 2018 Buccaneer draft review
1
Vita
Vea
2
Ronald
Jones
2
MJ
Stewart
2
Carlton
Davis
3
Alex
Cappa
4
Jordan
Whitehead
5
Justin
Watson
6
Jack
Cichy
RdSelectionPos
1Vita VeaDT
2Ronald JonesRB
2MJ StewartCB
2Carlton DavisCB
3Alex CappaT
4Jordan WhiteheadS
5Justin WatsonWR
6Jack CichyLB

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The Bucs picked from 7th, 6th, 5th and 8th during the draft. They swopped 1st round picks with Buffalo for two 2nd round picks. They traded a 3rd round pick the Giants for DE Jason Pierre-Paul. Other trades were made with Minnesota and New England to move selections in the 3rd and 4th rounds.


1 - DT - Vita Vea - Washington
Missed much of the pre-season and first month of 2018 through injury but came on strong in the second half to be a force against the run and pass starting eight games and recording three sacks. Won the Pac12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Award in his senior year.

2 - RB - Ronald Jones - USC
Had a very disappointing rookie season being named inactive on seven occasions and then showing no real pro ability in the running or receiving game when he did get his chance in the regular season.

2 - CB - MJ Stewart - North Carolina
Started five of the first seven games at cornerback but then missed a month through injury and only played in nickel defenses and on special teams when he returned.

2 - CB - Carlton Davis - Auburn
Started 12 of the 13 games he was healthy for as a rookie but failed to record an interception in that time. Will go into 2019 as the notional starter at one of the cornerback positions.

3 - T - Alex Cappa - Humboldt
Spent the first 10 games of his rookie season as a gameday inactive but then saw more regular playing time at right guard over the final month and a half of the year.

4 - S - Jordan Whitehead - Pittsburgh
Moved into the starting line-up in October and remained there for the final 10 games of the season impressing many with his physical style of play in the run game.

5 - WR - Justin Watson - Penn
Played in 12 games as a rookie but saw only limited action at receiver with just one catch on the year. Played mostly on special teams coverage units. Looked promising during the -pre-season.

6 - LB - Jack Cichy - Wisconsin
Made the 2018 roster out of camp and played in all six games on special teams with limited defensive action before being placed on IR and lost for the remainder of the year.