2023 NFL draft: Potential Day 2 targets for the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will need as many starting-caliber players as they can get from their 2023 NFL draft class, thanks to a long list of key free agents on both sides of the ball, and a challenging salary cap situation.

There should still be plenty of those kinds of prospects still on the board after the Bucs made their first-round pick, and it’s possible they could even trade down from that spot at No. 19 overall to try and add more picks in the second and third rounds.

Here are some of the prospects the Bucs could target on Day 2 of this year’s draft:

Kansas State CB Julius Brents

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Washington State LB Daiyan Henley

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Maryland OT Jaelyn Duncan

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Auburn EDGE Derick Hall

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Texas A&M S Antonio Johnson

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Baylor DL Siaki Ika

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Boston College WR Zay Flowers

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Iowa TE Sam LaPorta

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TCU OL Steve Avila

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Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker

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Tulane RB Tyjae Spears

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Utah CB Clark Phillips III

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Alabama S Jordan Battle

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Clemson LB Trenton Simpson

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Michigan DL Mazi Smith

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Kansas State EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah

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North Dakota State OL Cody Mauch

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BYU OT Blake Freeland

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South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft

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Cincinnati WR Tyler Scott

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Texas A&M RB Devon Achane

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Illinois S Sydney Brown

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Stanford CB Kyu Blu Kelly

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Arkansas LB Drew Sanders

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Wisconsin DL Keeanu Benton

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Alabama OL Tyler Steen

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Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman

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Miami (FL) CB Tyrique Stevenson

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Iowa LB Jack Campbell

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Northwestern DL Tomi Adebawore

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Notre Dame EDGE Isaiah Foskey

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Syracuse OT Matthew Bergeron

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Michigan State WR Jayden Reed

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