With One Exception, 2009 Draft A WashoutMay 22nd, 2012
Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik wants to emulate the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, annual solid teams if not Super Bowl winners whose rosters are all but totally comprised of players the team drafted or players picked up walking the streets.
It’s a laudable goal to obtain. That’s largely how the Bucs of the 1990s were built.
To do this, one needs to hit on quite a few draft picks.
So far, three years after the 2009 draft, with one exception, that draft is pretty much a washout.
After the trade of Kellen Winslow last night, who Dominik acquired with a second and fifth round pick, Joe decided to go back and see how Dominik’s first draft as Bucs general manager has played out.
It’s not pretty. Aside from first round pick Josh Freeman, there was not a consistent starter selected that year.
1. Josh Freeman, QB.
2. (Traded for Winslow)
3. Roy Miller, DT, who has never been much of a factor and is a bubble player this offseason.
4. Sackless Kyle Moore, DE, cut by the Bucs last year, still searching for his first NFL sack.
5. Xavier Fulton, OL, no longer with the Bucs.
7. Fan favorite E.J. Biggers, CB. After a decent 2010, he was terrible last year. Perhaps with a good coach this year he may improve?
7. Sammie Stroughter, WR. Good guy, decent wide receiver but injury-plagued through his first three seasons and with the addition of free agent Vincent Jackson, may be on the bubble as well.
At least by trading a second round pick for Winslow, Dominik got much, much more out of a second-round pick than Chucky ever did (think the bad Dexter Jackson and Sabby the Goat).