Mocking: Blaine GabbertApril 15th, 2013
Friday afternoon, Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan, co-hosts of “Movin’ the Chains,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, had their second mock draft. The full two rounds of their mock can be found here.
The duo has Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik awfully busy a week from Thursday night. They forecasted Dominik trading the Nos. 13 and 73 picks to Cleveland for its No. 9 pick where the Bucs land Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
But Dominik won’t be done with that, Kirwan and Ryan say. They predict Dominik will then trade their second round pick to Jacksonville for the No. 64 pick in the draft and quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Now Joe has to admit this is creative thinking here, but Joe can’t see it. If Dominik were to pull off such a move, it would scream “panic” all over the place.
Joe knows Greg Schiano wanted competition for quarterback Josh Freeman, but Gabbert is miserable and in no way is he worth a high second round pick.
Second, such a move would signal to Joe that Freeman’s days with the Bucs are all but numbered if the Bucs are willing to spend a second round pick on a quarterback. You just don’t do that for a backup.