Two First-Round Worthy QuarterbacksNovember 21st, 2013
Former Bucs quarterback Shaun King knows a few things about his position. And quite a bit about the college game, serving as an NFL Draft guru for NBC Sports.
King was very direct when talking today on WDAE-AM 620 about the Bucs drafting a quarterback in 2014. King said he likes Mike Glennon but the Bucs absolutely should not pass on a chance to draft one of two QBs King deems worthy of a first-round pick: Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Football.
Marcus Mariota of Oregon? King doesn’t see him as a “plug-and-play” guy.
One of three QBs to lead the Bucs to the NFC title game, King echoed a point Joe has made many times: It’s almost impossible to compete for a Super Bowl with the fourth best quarterback in your division.
The Bucs sit in that boat. Mike Glennon, clearly, is not better than Matt Ryan, Cam Newton or Drew Brees. And King doesn’t believe Glennon has a “ceiling” anywhere near the level of those guys.
So where might that leave the Bucs come May? (yes the NFL Draft is in May next year.) As Joe’s written previously, Joe’s all in favor of the Bucs drafting a QB in the first round, Glennon thriving or not.