No More Queries About Sammy WatkinsMarch 19th, 2014
Joe finally reached his fill last night. For the — Joe can’t count that high — day/evening in a row, some Bucs fan Twittered Joe all but demanding Joe agree with him that the Bucs should grab Sammy Watkins at No. 7. Joe is simply sick of typing the same reply.
(Shoot, Joe gets this Watkins question more than he sends out stalkerish e-mails to Rachel Watson.)
Joe will not lobby for a Watkins pick at No. 7, though Joe surely won’t lose sleep if the Bucs select Watkins. Joe Twittered out what he is about to type in the following paragraph. And Joe won’t type it again, on any forum.
Joe would pass on drafting Watkins. For two reasons: One, the Bucs have more glaring needs. Two, the draft is so deep with wide receivers, lousy with wide receivers even, the Bucs can get a productive starter in the third round (Joe has typed the name “Allen Robinson” as often as he has typed his explanation).
We all know who Joe would select at No. 7 (if for some odd reason you don’t know, check Joe’s archives). Short of that, Joe would pick the highest-rated offensive tackle on the board whether it is Greg Robinson, Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan. No, Joe is not sold on the strength of the Bucs offensive line. A six-year veteran who has never started a full-season slotted at left tackle and a marginal starter at right tackle does not help Joe rest at night.
So please copy and paste this explanation into a Word file and save yourself some time. No need to query Joe about Watkins. You have your answer here. If you forget, refer to the file you saved.
If you ask Joe on Twitter again about Watkins, Joe will pull a Tom Crean and ignore it.