Grading Bucs DraftsApril 28th, 2014
No, the Bucs have not had much luck with drafts of late. Brian Price suffered a weird injury and was never the same. Arrelious Benn could not stay healthy. Sleepy, leaky Rip Van Freeman couldn’t tell time and went mental.
And when a team has bad luck with its draft picks, it often spells doom for the general manager, which is just what happened to former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.
The nerds over at Pro Football Focus have decided to break down each team’s recent drafts and, naturally, they were not raving about the draft results of the Bucs. But one player Khaled Elsayed types Dominik should be lauded for drafting was fan favorite cornerback E.J. Biggers.
Never hurts to find a solid contributor
E.J. Biggers, DB (217th overall pick in 2009): Biggers was at times a liability, but with 2,184 defensive snaps and 13 special teams tackles he’s proved he’s been worth the seventh-round pick. With 29 combined interceptions and pass break ups, he’s worth the positive grade.
Joe knows the Pro Football Focus crowd has always been in the corner of Biggers, which made many Bucs fans want to throw their laptops out their windows.
Besides, it could have been worse. It’s not like the same outfit thought Myron Lewis was some kind of a player. (Oh, he was some kind of player all right.)