Could Bucs Score A Trade-Down Windfall?March 11th, 2012
In case you’ve been disconnnected from all things NFL over the last day, the Rams traded the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s draft to the Redskins for their No. 6 overall pick and first-round picks in 2012 and 2013, plus this year’s second-round pick. It was a stunning deal that will let the Rams stockpile premium talent in a huge way.
So Joe must wonder, might the Bucs be propositioned with such a windfall for their No. 5 overall pick?
No team will cough up that kind of bounty. But after Joe listened to Charlie Casserly on SiriusXM NFL Radio this morning, Joe wouldn’t be stunned if someone makes an intriguing offer to the Bucs in order to move up and draft former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
A former NFL general manager and front office excutive for a quarter century who now works for CBS Sports and NFL Radio, Casserly said he rates Tannehill as a better rookie prospect than Josh Freeman or Joe Flacco, both of whom he liked coming out of college.
Maybe the Dolphins don’t land Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn and dangle their No. 8 pick and a first-rounder in 2013 to the Bucs in order to ensure they grab Tannehill, assuming the Browns don’t grab him with the No. 4 pick? Perhaps the Browns package their second pick in the first round (22nd) to the Bucs with a host a second- and third-round picks?
Teams do crazy things to land potential franchise quarterbacks. Joe can’t rule out an offer coming the Bucs’ way.