2023 NFL draft: Potential 1st-round targets for the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading into the 2023 NFL draft with a long list of needs on both sides of the ball, so they’ll have to find the best match of need and value with their first-round pick.

After getting bounced from the playoffs in the first round last season, the Bucs are currently slotted to pick 19th in the first round of this year’s draft. While that won’t be high enough to land any of this year’s elite prospects, there should still be plenty of talent still left on the board at multiple positions of need for Tampa Bay

Here’s an updated look at the players the Bucs could target with their top pick in the 2023 draft:

Alabama DB Brian Branch

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Florida OL O'Cyrus Torrence

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Maryland CB Deonte Banks

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Texas RB Bijan Robinson

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Georgia Tech EDGE/DL Keion White

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TCU WR Quentin Johnston

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Mississippi State CB Emmanuel Forbes

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Iowa EDGE/DL Lukas Van Ness

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Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

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Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon

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Clemson EDGE Myles Murphy

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Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison

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USC WR Jordan Addison

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