The NFL draft is the most elaborate gambling enterprise in existence.
Obviously, there is considerable skill involved in developing an NFL prospect, but at the end of the day, every draft pick amounts to little more than a calculated risk where considerable sums of money are at stake.
The draft has not been kind to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since their 2003 Super Bowl win.
Whether losing their bet on a player's talent or their own ability to develop talented players, the Bucs can only count defensive tackle Gerald McCoy as a truly successful first-round draft choice.
The Bucs' draft position this year poses a real conundrum. Though the roster is riddled with holes, the Bucs may not be in a position to trade down and acquire additional picks to find more starters and improve depth.
This year's crop of first-round talent has been subject to a great deal of speculation, as no one player stands as the consensus No. 1 pick. Such confusion makes it difficult to predict how the draft will play out before the Bucs make their selection at the seventh position.
Here are the odds for the players the Buccaneers should or could target in the upcoming NFL draft.