King: “I Wouldn’t Go Johnny At No. 7”March 4th, 2014
Joe needs to get former Bucs quarterback Shaun King immediately evaluated by a mental health professional.
Now an NFL Draft guru and overall NFL analyst for NBC Sports and Yahoo!, King explained today that he believes Johnny Football will be available for the Bucs with the No. 7 overall pick. But the Bucs won’t draft him.
If that kind of travesty happened, Joe might have to take his first day off in 5 1/2 years. Frankly, Team Glazer absolutely would need to be at the ready on draft day to step in and make sure such an epic error is not committed.
Speaking on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620, King said he believes Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be the only quarterback drafted among the top-6 picks, selected No. 1 overall by Houston. The next quarterback taken, King believes, will be Blake Bortles at No. 8 (Minnesota).
King is confident Lovie Smith does not want Johnny Football, and King said his study of Jeff Tedford leads him to believe Tedford has little-to-no experienced with a mobile/spread quarterback the likes of Johnny Football. And that’s a bad fit. “I wouldn’t go Johnny at No. 7,” King said.
Also, King, one of three QBs to lead the Bucs to the NFL Championship game, predicts a change in NFL quarterback drafting this year. The tide will turn away from overvaluing QBs, lessons learned from the state of the Titans and Vikings, teams in the same boat two or three years later after Jake Locker and Christian Ponder.