The first round of the 2019 NFL draft is in the books, but before we move on to previewing what’s ahead, there are some odds and ends from Day 1 to discuss. On Devin White: There’s some consternation among Bucs fans over this pick, and for good reason. Josh Allen, who racked up 17 sacks last season for Kentucky, was available and would have been an upgrade at edge rusher. Tampa Bay has been searching for a difference-maker at that position for a generation.Traditionally, edge rushers have ranked behind only quarterbacks in terms of positional importance. That might be changing. Quarterbacks have been neutralizing them by getting rid of the ball more quickly. Short passes between the numbers dominate the game. Linebackers are targets, and it’s more important than ever that they can cover. White can do that.“It’s because it’s hard to find a linebacker that can cover these speedy tight ends and even some big receivers and running backs — these third-down backs,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said. “We think Devin can, so that’s really what was a big draw to him.”Tampa Bay’s pass defense last season was the third worst, according to Football Outsiders’ opponent-adjusted metrics . It especially struggled defending short passes, specifically short passes over the middle. It ranked as the second-worst defense against such passes (only the Cardinals were worse). On Montez Sweat: The edge rusher, who met with the Bucs at the Senior Bowl in February and visited them earlier this month, landed with Washington at No. 26. Washington traded its 2019 second-round pick (No. 46) and its 2020 second-round pick to the Colts to jump back into the first round and take him. That doesn’t seem like a high price to pay to move up 20 spots, which makes you wonder whether Licht submitted a bid. Surely, Indianapolis would have preferred a package built around, say, a 2019 second-round pick (No. 39) and a 2019 third-round pick (No. 70). Given the Bucs’ other needs, of which there are many, perhaps letting the draft come to them is the wiser approach.Now, let’s look ahead to tonight and Tampa Bay’s potential targets in the second and third rounds. The Bucs are in a good spot, as there’s a lot of talent left on the board at positions of need. Offensive linemen: Florida’s Jawaan Taylor , who was expected to be a top-10 pick, is still available. What a mysterious fall. Four tackles have gone ahead of him. Considering that the Cardinals, Giants, and Jaguars — who are in front of the Bucs — all could use a tackle, it’s doubtful Taylor lasts much longer. Then again, he wasn’t supposed to last this long. … If Taylor comes off the board, Oklahoma’s Cody Ford makes sense. Ford, who can play tackle and guard, blocked for Kyler Murray last season and allowed seven pressures. … Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy is listed as a center but can play guard. Out of more than 1,500 pass-blocking snaps during his Aggies career, he surrendered only one sack. … Keep an eye on Kansas State’s Dalton Risner , too. He allowed five pressures last season. Cornerbacks: The Bucs are perilously thin at cornerback. Vernon Hargreaves and Carlton Davis are slated to play on the outside, but what if one, or both, of them suffers an injury? Who fills in? Ryan Smith? M.J. Stewart? Last season, Tampa Bay allowed a passer rating of 110.9, the second-highest rating of all time. The soft coverage scheme was partly to blame, but so was a lack of depth.LSU’s Greedy Williams , Washington’s Byron Murphy and Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin are available. Williams, Pro Football Focus’ top-ranked cornerback, is the best fit. He excels in press coverage, which we’ll see a lot of in Todd Bowles’ defense. His ball skills (eight interceptions and 19 passes defensed over the past two seasons) would be a welcome addition to a crew that picked off only nine passes in 2018. Running backs: This isn’t a pressing need, but a pass-catching back could add a new dimension to the Bucs offense. Football Outsiders’ BackCAST projection model is high on Darrell Henderson . At Memphis last season, Henderson averaged 8.9 yards per carry and 15.5 yards per catch. He would be a value grab late in the third round. Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams and Iowa State’s David Montgomery also have some potential in the pass game.The Bucs will enter tonight with two picks, one in both the second and third rounds. There’s a good chance, however, that they’ll end up with more. Licht loves to move around the board on Day 2.• In 2015, to get offensive guard Ali Marpet, he traded picks No. 65 and No. 109 to the Colts for picks No. 61 and No. 128. To get linebacker Kwon Alexander later that night, he traded picks No. 128 and No. 218 to the Raiders for pick No. 124.• In 2016, to get kicker Roberto Aguayo, he traded picks No. 74 and No. 106 to the Chiefs for pick No. 59.• In 2017, to get linebacker Kendell Beckwith, he traded picks No. 125 and No. 204 to the Jets for pick No. 107.• In 2018, to get offensive guard Alex Cappa, he traded picks No. 102 and No. 180 to the Vikings for pick No. 94.• Devin White will make the Bucs better, but will he make them a playoff team? Drafting White feels like settling for a safe pick. He’s the kind of solid, high energy player who will hold those around him accountable. He’ll probably lead the Bucs in tackles in 2019, and may get mentioned on some all-rookie teams. But will he make a big enough difference? 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