With The Third Pick… Darrelle Revis?April 19th, 2010
In his annual, sort of tongue in cheek mock draft, Maoist yet good guy Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports selects who the Bucs should draft this Thursday with the third pick in what Silver likes to tout as “the ultimate mock draft.”
In Silver’s mock draft, every player in the NFL is eligible, from Peyton Manning down to the lowest scrub on a practice squad.
Silver believes if Bucs general manager Mark Dominik had a chance to select any player in the NFL Thursday, it would be Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Darrelle Revis, CB: Is the Bay ready for Revis Island? General manager Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris can’t wait to find out. Revis was a revelation in his third NFL season, somehow managing six interceptions and 31 passes defensed despite it being common knowledge that the prudent course for opposing quarterbacks was to avoid him at all costs. Revis shut down everyone, putting receivers on lockdown in a way that we hadn’t seen in years. It was Deionesque. His coach with the Jets, Rex Ryan, said last December, “Nodody – and I mean nobody in maybe the history of the game – has had the challenges that he’s faced maybe week in and week out.” That sound you just heard was Roddy White, Steve Smith and Marques Colston groaning in unison.
This is an interesting brain tease. Silver has the Rams taking Peyton Manning and the Lions drafting Tom Brady. So aside from those two, who would you like to see the Bucs draft?
Joe is actually leaning toward Santonio Holmes.
No, Joe’s kidding! Joe would have a hard time not drafting Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.