Trading Up For Sammy Watkins?April 5th, 2014
NFL Network draft guru Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout, teamed up with Charles Davis to dissect and predict their top 10 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft yesterday.
Jeremiah, like Joe, believes the Rams are eager to hear their phone ring with offers for the No. 2 overall pick.
In this NFL Network video, Jeremiah says the Rams’ will get those frantic calls and it will be the Buccaneers with the most to offer. And Tampa Bay’s target, per Jeremiah? It’s Sammy Watkins, the expected slam-dunk Pro Bowl wide receiver out of Clemson.
Now Joe finds this wacky, not to mention Bryan Fischer’s belief in the same poppycock in his latest for NFL.com, as well as his projected likelihood the Bucs could draft Texas A&M monster receiver Mike Evans at No. 7 overall.
Yes, the Bucs need help at receiver, but there are supposed to be three rounds worth of strong receivers in this draft. Tampa Bay can fill its need later, if they are good evaluators. Plus, the Bucs have Vincent Jackson in place, and two good pass catching tight ends. And we know Jeff Tedford has a thing for multiple tight ends in the passing game.
Sure, a lethal receiver, like Watkins could be, would be a glorious gift to Bucs fans. But Joe’s far more concerned with who’s going to be throwing the ball and leading the offense. If the Bucs are going to make a bold move and trade up, it’s not going to be for a receiver, not in this draft.