For Those Who Don’t Love The Draft …April 27th, 2013
Joe realizes lots of his readers aren’t draft junkies keen on devouring endless information on Bucs draft picks.
So for those joining Joe for the first time this weekend. Here’s a recap:
The Bucs snagged stud Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks last night in the second round, before scoring a quarterback, yes, a quarterback, in Round 3. That would be 6-7 Mike Glennon out of North Carolina State. Greg Schiano said he knew of him going back to his high school days, but the Bucs honchos insist Josh Freeman is “The Guy.”
Today, the Bucs moved up 12 spots in the fourth round to grab run-stuffing defensive takcle Akeem Spence out of Illinois and, with their other 4th round pick obtained from the Patriots in the trade for Aqib Talib, the Bucs drafted underachieving yet monstrous defensive end Williams Gholston out of Michigan State.
The fifth round brought defensive end Steven Means out of the University of Buffalo, then the Bucs traded LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots for a seventh-round pick and track star Jeff Demps, who may quit football.
The Blount trade opened the door for the Bucs to trade up in the sixth round to grab Miami tailback Mike James, who is rather Blount-like, but smaller and likely a better receiver.
Now you’re up to speed before the seventh round. And you’re welcome to surf around and read more on all the picks.