Horrible Drafts = Horrible Team

October 16th, 2009

The best way to build a good team is to build through the draft. So it’s no surprise to Joe that the Bucs have had rotten drafts the past decade.

eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune pours through the Bucs drafts in recent years and it’s brutal. Joe will let eye-RAH! tell the story:

While it is premature to judge the past few draft classes, Tampa Bay’s recent legacy is not encouraging.

From 1998-2008, encompassing six drafts with Rich McKay as general manager and five under Bruce Allen, the Bucs selected only two players who went on to earn Pro Bowl berths.

Kicker Martin Gramatica (third round, 1999) made the Pro Bowl following the 2000 season, and right guard Davin Joseph (first round, 2006) was added to last year’s Pro Bowl roster as a first alternate.

Two players! And one is a kicker for crying out loud! So for all intents and purposes, the Bucs have drafted one Pro Bowl player — ONE! — the past 10 years.

In Joe’s eyes, general manager Mark Dominik wouldn’t be making a mistake by cleaning out the entire scouting department.

9 Responses to “Horrible Drafts = Horrible Team”

  1. sensiblefan Says:

    Great post Joe. I’ve been pondering the Bucs problems for awhile and this is one was right up there. Adios Dennis Hickey!

  2. sensiblefan Says:

    *this one

  3. Tye Says:

    Let us not leave out Horrible hires as well. They are not without fault!

  4. ScottB Says:

    Lost in the article is the fact that the Bucs gave up draft picks to get Gruden and that McKay gave up two number 1’s for Meshawn.

  5. JK Says:

    Scott, In my opinion without Key and Gruden there would be no Lombardi Trophy in One Suc Place.

  6. bucsfanlostiniowa Says:

    who are the members of the talent scouting team anyway, is one of them doug williams?

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yep, and now Gaines Adams is a Chicago Bear. LOL

  8. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Ok so the Bucs haven’t had many pro Bowl picks but look at other notable drafts:

    Round 1 – Kenyatta Walker
    Round 1- Gaines Adams
    Round 2 – Dexter Jackson
    Round 1 – Josh Freeman

    Oops maybe i jumped the gun on that last one…nah…..

  9. bucsfanlostiniowa Says:

    who are the people that are in charge of scouting?