History Of Tampa Bay Buccaneers First-Round NFL Draft Picks

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a lot of success in the first round of the NFL Draft, especially as of late. Players such as Mike Evans, Vita Vea, Devin White, and Tristan Wirfs were all integral parts of their Super Bowl 55 victory. Additionally, their 1995 first-round NFL Draft picks, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp, are not only in the Pro Football Hall of Fame but were key cogs in the team’s first Super Bowl win.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft picks in history

Below is a list of all the Buccaneers’ first-round draft picks throughout franchise history:

2021

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

2021

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka | Pick 32
OLB, Washington

2020

Tristan Wirfs | Pick 13
OT, Iowa

2019

Devin White | Pick 5
LB, LSU

2018

Vita Vea | Pick 12
DT, Washington

2017

O.J. Howard | Pick 19
TE, Alabama

2016

Vernon Hargreaves III | Pick 11
CB, Florida

2015

Jameis Winston | Pick 1
QB, Florida State

2014

Mike Evans | Pick 7
WR, Texas A&M

2013

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the New York Jets.

2012

Mark Barron | Pick 7
DB, Alabama

2012

Doug Martin | Pick 31
RB, Boise State

2011

Adrian Clayborn | Pick 20
DE, Iowa

2010

Gerald McCoy | Pick 3
DT, Oklahoma

2009

Josh Freeman | Pick 17
QB, Kansas State

2008

Aqib Talib | Pick 20
DB, Kansas

2007

Gaines Adams | Pick 4
DE, Clemson

2006

Davin Joseph | Pick 23
G, Oklahoma

2005

Cadillac Williams | Pick 5
RB, Auburn

2004

Michael Clayton | Pick 15
WR, LSU

2003

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the Oakland Raiders for head coach Jon Gruden.

2002

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the Oakland Raiders for head coach Jon Gruden.

2001

Kenyatta Walker | Pick 14
OT, Florida

2000

The Buccaneers traded their first-round picks to the New York Jets.

1999

Anthony McFarland | Pick 15
DT, LSU

1998

The Buccaneers traded their first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders.

1997

Warrick Dunn | Pick 12
RB, Florida State

1997

Reidel Anthony | Pick 16
WR, Florida

1996

Regan Upshaw | Pick 12
DE, California

1996

Marcus Jones | Pick 22
DE, North Carolina

1995

Warren Sapp* | Pick 12
DT, Miami (FL)
Derrick Brooks* | Pick 28
LB, Florida State

1994

Trent Dilfer | Pick 6
QB, Fresno State

1993

Eric Curry | Pick 6
DE, Alabama

1992

The Buccaneers traded the second pick to the Indianapolis Colts.

1991

Charles McRae | Pick 7
OT, Tennessee

1990

Keith McCants | Pick 4
DE, Alabama

1989

Broderick Thomas | Pick 6
LB, Nebraska

1988

Paul Gruber | Pick 4
OT, Wisconsin

1987

Vinny Testaverde | Pick 1
QB, Miami (FL)

1986

Bo Jackson | Pick 1
RB, Auburn

1986

Rod Jones | Pick 25
DB, SMU

1985

Ron Holmes | Pick 8
DE, Washington

1984

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the Cincinnati Bengals.

1983

The Buccaneers traded their pick to the Chicago Bears.

1982

Sean Farrell | Pick 17
G, Penn State

1981

Hugh Green | Pick 7
LB, Pittsburgh

1980

Ray Snell | Pick 22
G, Wisconsin

1979

The Buccaneers traded the fourth pick to the Chicago Bears.

1978

Doug Williams | Pick 17
QB, Grambling State

1977

Ricky Bell | Pick 1
RB, USC

1976

Lee Roy Selmon* | Pick 1
DE, Oklahoma

*Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

 

Author: Lauren Scott