Already Looking At 2012 Draft

May 12th, 2011

It’s been less than two weeks since the 2010 draft wrapped up and Bucs fans are still buzzing about some of the players Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik landed in his third draft as the lord of Bucs football operations.

Since the draft is over, many have turned their attention to whether or not there will be a season this fall. But not Pete Schrager.

Typing for, Schrager already has his first mock draft of 2012, and with the 24th pick (!) in the draft, the Bucs will nab an outside linebacker.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma: The Buccaneers struck gold in the 2011 draft, grabbing three immediate contributors in Adrian Clayborn, Da’Quan Bowers, and Mason Foster with their first three picks. After making the playoffs for the first time under Raheem Morris, the Bucs — who lose a tough wild-card round game in Dallas — go defense again with Lewis in 2012. Lewis, a three-year starter already, enters 2011 with 362 career tackles.

This actually makes sense to Joe. Now, who knows if Lewis will be a first-round pick, a top-10 pick or a fourth round pick not quite four months before the 2011 college football season begins.

But Joe does have a good hunch Dominik will be eying linebackers next year.

If there is a 2012 draft.

8 Responses to “Already Looking At 2012 Draft”

  1. mikeck Says:

    Yeah great…no way we are losing a playoff game to Dallas thank you

  2. Macabee Says:

    LB is a possibility, but I think it wil depend on whether we lose a LB or two to FA or if re-signed whether the contracts are long-term or 1 year tenders. My likely guess, at this point, would be interior O-Line, since it was not addressed in the 2011 draft.

  3. flmike Says:

    Yeah, that pick will be #26, as there is no way we ever loss to Dallas, ever.

  4. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I know it’s all just ridiculous fun…..but there is NO WAY Indy makes it to the Super Bowl next yr.

  5. Tuggz Says:

    Has there been an off season when the Cowboys haven’t been predicted to make the playoffs?

    Don’t hurt yourself too hard trying to find one.

  6. Captain Stagger Says:

    Vontaze or Monti……and of the two I’m leaning toward Teo for character leadership reasons………..but would be ecstatic with either. Love the ferocity of Vontaze too…..two players I think are worthy of trading up for. Keeping an eye on Lewis, Kirkpatrick, hightower and a few others. I see a double dip at linebacker followed by c/g, cb, and some speed on offense.

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  8. Captain Stagger Says:

    Sorry, I thought those were household names for every buc fan. Keep Ruud if you can, but Dom’s plan to build this defense from the insideout has fallen perfectly with the strength of the past two draft and 2012. Nice job looking forward!