No team was as active out of the gate in free agency as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the new regime at One Buc Place has brought about a severe personnel overhaul. Darrelle Revis, Davin Joseph and Donald Penn have been sent packing, while as many as six new starters have already been added to the Bucs' roster.
The Bucs have already filled one of their biggest needs by signing free-agent defensive end Michael Johnson, while also replacing Penn with Anthony Collins at offensive tackle and Revis with Alterraun Verner at cornerback. Bringing in former Green Bay Packer Evan Dietrich-Smith gives Tampa Bay some much-needed improvement along the interior of the offensive line as well.
Other solid additions were made to build depth at key positions (Clinton McDonald at defensive tackle, Brandon Myers at tight end), making the Bucs look much better on paper than they did two weeks ago.
However, there are still a few areas that the Bucs have yet to address. With most of the quality free agents off the market at this point, Jason Licht, Lovie Smith and the rest of the Bucs' personnel staff must look toward the draft to fill the remaining areas of need.
The following list of needs is based upon positions that either have not been addressed at all or just not to the point that should keep them from taking further action at that spot on the depth chart (from the least important to the most).