Mike Mayock: Bucs Need CB, TE, LB, OTApril 19th, 2013
Yesterday, Joe brought word, via Rich Cimini of ESPN, that NFL draft guru Mike Mayock would go all out to acquire Darrelle Revis if he were Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.
However, Mayock also noted the Bucs have many holes that Revis can’t just repair alone. He detailed what the Bucs should and shouldn’t do if they trade for Revis, or if they do not.
“Because if I’m Tampa Bay and I’m looking at my depth chart at corner, I’m going, ‘Okay, I just resigned Eric Wright at a reduced number. How long is he going to be here? E.J. Biggers is gone. Then I have a bunch of young guys that for whatever reason probably aren’t going to be starters.’
“So from my perspective in Tampa, and I’m all over trying to get Darrelle Revis. If I get him, obviously my first round pick is gone. So now we’re looking at an entirely diffearent equation there. But I think they need a vertical tight end at some point. Whether or not that’s Tyler Eifert in the first round at 13 or whether it’s down the road a little bit because you traded and got Revis. They need a vertical tight end. They need a SAM linebacker, and I think they need some tackle depth.
“So the whole thing hinges on what happens with Revis. To me, they could use more than one corner. Even if they get Revis, they need to draft another corner at some point.”
This is why Joe wouldn’t bet the farm on landing Revis. Sure, it would be great to have Revis on the roster, but at what price? As Mayock pointed out, there are several holes on the Bucs roster, not counting defensive line.
The Bucs simply are not a Revis away from a Super Bowl. Hell, the Jets made the playoffs a couple of times with Revis and they weren’t lifting any hardware. It’s not like Revis is a magic wand and all of a sudden, another Vince Lombardi Trophy appears in the lobby of One Buc Palace.
The entire transcript of Mayock’s teleconference can be found here.