Johnny Vs. Evans = Ridiculous Bucs DebateApril 12th, 2014
How often is an elite quarterback available on the free agent market? Rarely.
How often is an elite wide receiver up for the highest bidder? Every darn year; and it’s usually more than one pass catcher. Heck, three were on the market last year.
This reality, and the massive cost of top quarterbacks, tells Joe that any debate about whether the Bucs should draft Johnny Football or Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, if both were available with the No. 7 overall pick, is absolutely ridiculous. Especially in a draft that’s considered loaded with quality receivers. Some say there are more than 15 legitimate NFL starting wide receivers in this year draft class.
Yes, the Bucs need a wide receiver. But the Bucs also need a quarterback.
One could say it’s a chicken-or-the-egg argument. But in this case Joe would draft the chicken and find the eggs later, either in the draft and/or in free agency next year.
NFL Network draft guru Daniel Jeremiah joined with Charles Davis on Path To The Draft to discuss who’s better fit for the Bucs, Johnny Football or Mike Evans. Both ultimately chose Evans by a nose.
Joe can’t believe the nonsense.
The reality is the Bucs are in the perfect position to draft a top franchise quarterback prospect, Johnny Football or someone else. They’ve got a fantastic backup/mentor in place in Josh McCown, plus they have an offensive coordinator who specializes in developing young quarterbacks. Plus the regime will be under little pressure to win in its first year.
It’s the ultimate environment to insert the most talented quarterback on the board.