Licht summed up the surprising nature of the Bucs' 2017 first-round pick even more simply.
"We're beyond excited about him," said the Buccaneers' general manager after his fourth first round at the helm. "It was a little bit of a pipe dream during the process that he would get there, and then we got a little itchy. We decided to stay patient, which we did. We were getting some action at our pick. I have a feeling a lot of teams were probably after him – along with some others, there are still some good players on the board.
"You can do a million mocks and come up with a million results. We're just happy that we got him. We thought there was a chance at a certain point. Now, starting at pick one, we probably wouldn't have bet on it, but it is what is. We feel like we got a windfall right now."