Buccaneers stock watch

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's time for a post-draft look at whose stock is rising and whose is falling.


Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. The arrival of quarterback Jameis Winston should be a big boost for the two wide receivers. Each of them reached over 1,000 receiving yards last season, despite poor play from the quarterbacks. Imagine what Jackson and Evans can do with good quarterback play?

Jacquies Smith and George Johnson. The Bucs didn’t draft any defensive ends. So that means Smith and Johnson are likely to get the first chance at the two starting jobs.

The running game. The arrival of Winston should improve the passing game dramatically. That means good things for the running game because defenses are going to have to devote more attention to the passing game.


Patrick Omameh. He started at right guard last year and didn’t play well. That’s why the Bucs used a second-round pick on Ali Marpet. The hope is that Marpet, who played at Division III Hobart, can start right away.

Robert Herron. The wide receiver/return man barely played last season. With the team drafting Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay, Herron will have to fight just to earn a roster spot.

Danny Lansanah. He was a bright spot last year and probably will hang onto the starting job in the short term. But the team drafted Kwon Alexander in the fourth round and has high hopes for him.