Already Looking At 2012 DraftMay 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 FoxSports.com, 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.