Bucs general manager Jason Licht shares a moment from the NFL Scouting Combine with Will Brinson. In this CBS Sports video, Licht talks about Darrelle Revis, what he would like to do with the No. 7 pick and, of course, every Bucs fan’s favorite subject, incumbent starting quarterback Mike Glennon.
I would only trade back if we are given multiple first round and mid round picks. I could see a desperate team trading up for a Watkins ,Clowney or Mack if they fell to seven. BUT, the trade offer has to be really good. I would never pass on those can’t miss talents for just a 2nd or a 3rd.
Scotty in Fat Antonio Says
“Pick #7 is up in the air to include trading up or down. He strongly hinted that he would like more draft picks. Of course this is February/March GM speak as well.”
The more I think about it, the more I’m suspecting they will target Carr. They could move down and still get him and there is a history there.
Not the QB I would prefer though.
Even if they draft a safety, I don’t think it is to replace Baron. I think they want Goldson out as soon as possible…especially if he is here through the season and racks up penalty yards and suspensions.
I think he hit it right on the head when he talked about moving down. I’d love to see the Bucs move down into the 10-15 range (if possible), pick up another #2 pick and get a guy like Eric Ebron in round #1. They always say that a young QB’s best friend is a good TE (we saw what Timmy Wright did last year)! Getting Ebron would give us 2 great young TE’s or allow Lovie to move Wright back to WR which is his actual position (he played out of position because injuries and lack of quality players at TE last year). Then in Round 2 we could still get a couple of impact players on O-line and D-line!
Competition for Glennon is great thing, and will only bring out the best in him. He thrives on it… He basically walked into NC state and packed Russell Wilson’s bags. You’ll all eventually learn that Glennon has franchise QB mentality and drive. Josh McCow, Vick, horrible Bortled, Carr, Garoppolo…. It doesn’t matter. Glennon will answer in August.
All we hear all day long is
1) that this is a Deep Draft,
2) there will be a large turnover on this team
3) Licht (previously has said he) is a BPA kind of Guy.
all leads to signs that the Bucs WOULD trade down for more picks.
Some Mocks show that Carr is still out there in the early second
so trading down in the low first and getting him plus pick(s) would be a good plan if that is the direction that they are thinking.
But again, everything is smoke right now
Buc Neckid Says
“Some Mocks show that Carr is still out there in the early second
so trading down in the low first and getting him plus pick(s) would be a good plan if that is the direction that they are thinking.”
Most mocks are WAY off base though.
If I was GM I would be claiming I would take a kicker or punter in round one…just to mess with peoples heads 😉
@BuccaneerBonzai…I agree that TE may be a bit more of a luxury this year, but Ebron is a special player! Check out some of his highlights on youtube from his last 2 years at UNC…this guy is Vernon Davis 2.0! at nearly 6’5 and 245lbs this guy is as fast as a lot of WR’s, is tough and has great hands! He would also allow us to move Wright back to WR (his natural position) to match up with V-Jax and Willimas giving us a very talented group of pass catchers! Then we could spend our second round picks on upgrading the other positions we need to address….add a few good FA pick ups and the Bucs would be loaded for bear next season!
Freeman improved his deep ball accuracy and Glennon’swasnt as bad as some say… He had some bad deep balls and some great ones. I get the sense that all of the Glennon bashers just regurgitate what they here the “scouts” say. Pocket presence, deep ball blah blah blah. I see plays like he made agansr Seattle and Buffalo and San Fran and we I see a rookie QB playing better than the scouts thought he could.
again, I don’t have to prove anything for Glennon… He’ll do that on his own in camp.
“Competition for Glennon is great thing, and will only bring out the best in him. He thrives on it… He basically walked into NC state and packed Russell Wilson’s bags.”
No, competition for Glennon is a good thing, not great. Good because we’d have two adequate QBs, one will win the job, the other will be a backup. A great thing would be an upgrade for Glennon. That way we’d have a better than adequate QB and a backup that works hard to get his starting gig back and may end up as a better than adequate QB in Glennon.
It’s similar to saying we needed “competition” for Myron Lewis. Why??? If it’s really competitive between the two, they both suck and I’d rather not have either. Isn’t it better to upgrade than to get similar talent to “compete”? I suppose if you’re unsure if a guy is worse, similar, or better you may bring them in as “competition” to see where they fit, but if you have a shot at a guy that has obvious skill advantages, but is untested at the NFL level, it’s more likely to end up an upgrade than simply competition.
You may bring in competition for a guy like Penn. Penn is good, and if it’s real competition either Penn will get better or get beaten out, which means the guy we brought in is better than good.
Also, in a “deep draft”, I understand wanting more picks, it means more chances to “hit” on draft picks. Even in a deep draft, not all picks will pan out. More picks likely means more hits than misses. But you could also look at it that we’re fine with 5 picks, that we’ll get 5 players to contribute whereas most years, we’d be lucky to get 2 or 3. That being said, why not keep the 5 we have this year, but trade up with picks from next year and get the true upgrade at a position. Whether that be QB, WR, DE (unless we’ve already upgraded Dawson and Owusu in FA, or Clayborn and Bowers). Use the deep draft to hit on all 5 picks, and give up next year’s picks if it doesn’t appear to be as deep.