Teams that most need to draft a QB

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There's no more integral position to a football roster than quarterback. And there's no position at which it's more difficult to find a reliable player.

This isn't to say that quarterbacks are a golden ticket to immediate success -- football is the ultimate team sport that requires sound front-office direction and quality coaching -- but it's exceedingly difficult to have prolonged success without a reliable signal-caller behind center.

As the NFL draft approaches (and with the majority of the notable free-agent quarterbacks off the market), let's reset the tiers of quarterback needs around the NFL, and discuss options to fill those needs. Teams are listed by draft position within each tier.

Immediate, pressing need

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay has just two quarterbacks on their roster, but that will soon change. We're now less than a month away from the draft, and the Bucs are almost assuredly going to take a quarterback with the first overall pick -- either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. Nothing's official until the draft clock starts ticking, but expect there to be a lot of jerseys in Tampa with "Winston" across their back next season.