TAMPA — The quarterback position, it seems all but certain, will be addressed by the Bucs with the No. 1 pick and FSU's Jameis Winston on Thursday night.The offensive line, a lingering positional need left untouched in free agency, is perhaps the most logical match for a Bucs pick on Friday in the second round.But defensive end, a catalyst position in the Lovie Smith defense, remains a strong possibility as the Bucs upgrade through the draft in the second or third round."It matches up pretty good," general manager Jason Licht said last week, asked how the draft's depth lines up with his team's needs. "It's a ... pretty deep o-line draft. It's good on the defensive side. There's some good defensive line depth there too. In terms of that, it matches up pretty well."The Bucs had 36 sacks last year, up one from 2013. They got a surprise impact from end Jacquies Smith, who was picked up off waivers in Week 2 and had 6.5 sacks. Expensive free agent Michael Johnson was cut after one season, making $16 million for one year and four total sacks.The Bucs let former first-round pick Adrian Clayborn sign with the Falcons in free agency, and haven't re-signed former second-rounder Da'Quan Bowers. So of the seven defensive ends on the Bucs' roster, only third-year pro Will Gholston was with the team even this time last year.The Bucs addressed the pass rush to some extent by acquiring defensive end George Johnson from the Lions, swapping late-round picks to land a player who had six sacks off the bench last year. He'll be part of the Bucs' rotation at end, but has never started an NFL game."I've talked a lot about our defensive line and what we need to have on the defensive line," Smith said last week. "I know (Johnson) is excited. We have a role for him and we can't wait to get him on the field."Smith's defense relies much more heavily on the front four for generating pressure on quarterbacks — Bucs linebackers and defensive backs accounted for just three sacks in 2014, after totaling 15 in 2013 under coach Greg Schiano. Some of that pressure can come from the interior, led by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, but finding a pass-rushing end is a critical part of their offseason.Among the draft prospects the Bucs brought in for official visits was Utah's Nate Orchard, a likely second-day pick who led I-A football in sacks per game last fall, getting 18.5 in his 13 games. That included four against UCLA's Brett Hundley and another 3.5 in an overtime win against Stanford.Orchard would likely be there when the Bucs pick at No. 34 overall, and perhaps could be there when they pick at No. 65. ESPN's Mel Kiper paired the Bucs' third-round pick with FSU defensive end Mario Edwards in a recent mock draft. And if this week's news of a marijuana-possession arrest for Missouri's Shane Ray has him drop out of the first round, he could be a match for the Bucs at 34.Then again, Licht isn't ruling out what draftniks call "BPA" — taking the best player available, regardless of positional needs."We also still keep our eye on that best available player too," Licht said. "Because at the end of the day, those are the guys you are glad you have, you're glad you picked. So we are not going to pigeonhole ourselves into necessarily always just picking for need. But we are aware of what this team needs." Contact Greg Auman at email@example.com and (813) 226-3346. Follow @gregauman .