Hard To Pass Up A Defensive LinemanApril 19th, 2013
Joe knows Bucs fans are hoarse from screaming for Bucs rock star general mananger Mark Dominik to draft a corner with the No. 13 pick. Their hands are bruised and raw from slamming their fists on bars so much and so hard.
And Joe understands their cries.
But with the Bucs thin as the toilet paper at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway on the defensive line, Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times believes Dominik must think twice about not drafting a defensive lineman at No. 13. There should be talented linemen available, so Holder typed in a Bucs chat today on his newspaper’s site today.
Comment From Guest: Any thoughts on d-linemen they’re looking at in the draft?
Stephen F. Holder: Yes… I think a really good one could fall to the Bucs, and then they’d have a tough decision to make (e.g. Star Loutelelei). That’s a deep position at the top of the draft.
IF the Bucs think there’s not much dropoff to the corners available in the second round, I think you could see them put the corners on hold and grab a stud DL with No. 13. That helps the secondary to an extent anyway, so the logic makes sense.
Sure the Bucs need a corner. Desperately in fact. But Holder’s argument surely holds water. And if the Bucs get a guy who can rush the passer consistently at No. 13, shouldn’t that help out the beleaguered secondary?
Joe sure senses a tough decision for Dominik Thursday night.