Mike Mayock Thinks Bucs Should Draft Dez BryantFebruary 23rd, 2010
Play along with Joe:
Let’s say the Bucs remain at No. 3 overall.
Let’s say both defensive tackles, manbeast Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy, are both gone.
No less an authority than Mike Mayock, the premiere NFL draft analyst who works for no less than the NFL Network, has an idea:
Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Taking part in a conference call yesterday, Mayock spoke about the Bucs, so documents Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Mayock’s concern is great enough, in fact, that he said the Bucs should strongly consider taking suspended Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant at that spot.
“He’s my third rated player in the country,” Mayock said of Bryant, “and you’ve got a young quarterback there you’re trying to develop and the best thing you can do for him is get him an Andre Johnson-type wide receiver.”
Mayock said the Bucs have a wealth of needs which include help in the defensive backfield but he said he believes their needs match up well with the areas of greatest depth in this year’s draft class.
Drafting Bryant so high would surprise Joe a little bit, but Joe remembers Raheem the Dream talking about surrounding quarterback Josh Freeman with weapons. Selecting Bryant would certainly fit that description.