Licht: Kicker Is A Very Important Position

In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers moved up in the second round to draft a kicker. But after failing to get it right then, in the third day of this year's draft, the Buccaneers tried again to solve their decade long kicking issue.

Entering the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers had four picks to address any glaring needs especially on the offensive, with the team's first three picks in the first two days of the draft being used exclusively on defense. But like the first two days, the Buccaneers started Day Three by drafting defensive end Anthony Nelson from Iowa.

With their second pick of the day in the fifth round, the Buccaneers selected a player that will at least compete to help end a decade long problem. With the seventh pick in the fifth round, the Buccaneers drafted kicker Matt Gay from Utah.

Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht spoke to the media following the team's draft selections on Saturday that included wide receiver Scotty Miller from Bowling Green & defensive tackle Terry Buckner from Missouri. Licht stated the team was encouraged by the strength of Gay's leg & his accuracy. Licht also discussed the importance of having a good kicker, the value Head Coach Bruce Arians puts on the kicking game & how current kicker Cairo Santos & Gay will battle it out during training camp.

Click below to hear the full interview with Licht

 

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