Bucs Still Shopping For Another Receiver

March 16th, 2010
Vacation Man believes the Bucs are eyeing Texas receiver Jordan Shipley in the second round.

Vacation Man believes the Bucs are eyeing Texas receiver Jordan Shipley in the second round.

If the season were to begin today, the current starting wide receivers would be Sammie Stroughter, Reggie Brown and blocking icon Michael Clayton/special teams stalwart Mo Stovall.


Rather than be bitter, Joe is confident Mark Dominik is trying to upgrade the position. He’s an intelligent man. No matter how the crowd at One Buc Palace may spin it, Dominik just has to know the Bucs cannot enter the 2010 season with just those four guys at receiver.

Will Dominik draft a wide receiver or two? Bank on it. Vacation Man, working for an outfit only Joseph Stalin could love, BSPN.com, believes Dominik is burning up his Blackberry in an attempt to pull off a trade for another receiver.

Raymond in Tampa writes: What’s the deal with the Bucs’ receivers? Any clue on who they might be looking for in the draft or possibly free agency?

Vacation Man: Well, right now, the Tampa Bay receiving corps doesn’t look very good. The Bucs still need a No. 1 receiver to replace Antonio Bryant and I’m not sure the current crop even includes a solid No. 2 receiver. It obviously is a position that has to be addressed. The Bucs have stayed away from any of the big names available in free agency or possible trades to this point. I know it’s hard for fans to be patient when you see a glaring need like this. But the Bucs will make some moves at some point. I’m guessing you’ll see one veteran come in a trade or as a free agent (might even be somebody who isn’t even available yet) and I’m thinking one of those two second-round draft picks will be used on a receiver. Texas’ Jordan Shipley is the guy I’d keep an eye on.

Joe isn’t so sure drafting Shipley in the second round wouldn’t be a reach. That written, Joe’s willing to lay cash that, barring a move prior to the draft, the Bucs will draft a receiver in the second round.

21 Responses to “Bucs Still Shopping For Another Receiver”

  1. CharlieB Says:

    Mardy Gilyard late second, Shipley in the third. Gilyard, Shipley, Stroughter would be a solid receiving corp for us.

  2. 2 Buc Bill Says:

    Please don’t draft Shipley. Take Gilyard or Damian Williams late in the 2nd, then Carlton Mitchell from USF and/or Andre Roberts from Citadel in one of the late rounds.

  3. JDouble Says:

    Only recievers I’d take in the 2nd are Golden Tate, Demaryius Thomas, or Damien Williams.

    Shipley and Taylor Price are good options in the 3rd, but we’d be reaching to take either in the 2nd.

  4. 2 Buc Bill Says:

    Tate and Thomas are virtually first round locks though. WR, like RB is pretty deep this draft, so I hope we don’t reach for any of these guys.

  5. zech Says:

    I wouldn’t draft a usf widereciever to save my life but I would draft shiply in the second round because thomas will probably go in the first round

  6. gruss222 Says:

    Too much talent in this draft for a team to take Thomas in the first. He won’t be able to workout for teams due to his foot injury and this should make him available in the second. Don’t get me wrong, I love his talent and any other year he would be a mid-first lock. I just believe this year has too much talent in the first and Thomas should fall to us in round 2. Bucs better pull the trigger on him with the 42nd!!!

  7. TJ Tillman Says:

    Agree with Jdub Shipley has injury history and I would not take the kid from LSu reminds me of the blocking Icon. Also woulldn ot take kid from Georgia Tech they did not pass that much and he is kinda of unproven

  8. Gary Says:

    Jordan Shipley only make sense in the 3rd round right now. Better available talent will be there in the 2nd round.

  9. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Shipley isn’t projected until the 3rd round now after his lackluster 40 time .

  10. zech Says:

    Let’s be real the bucs will more likely miss out on all the good recievers if they don’t take one with the first pick in the second round. Or trade for one is more likely and I’m sure some team will get shiply in the 2nd round.

  11. JK Says:

    The only place I would watch Glazerhouse sign a receiver would be the practice squad. That’s where the true bargains are. If I’m not mistaken that’s where they found our head coach and what a bargain they got signing him.

  12. Kyle Says:

    They should draft Freddie Barnes because you could get him in the 5th or 6th and that kid has glue for hands

  13. Will Reed Says:

    what about Rudy is he on the board yet sign Rudy we need inspiration win one for the gipper

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    BigMacAttack Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Radio Mushmouth, good call. LOL

    If the Rams & Lions take the two big DT’s, leaving Bradford to Tampa, I could see Denver trading up from 11 to draft Bradford. In exchange the Bucs get pick 11, Brandon Marshall, and a 3′rd rounder. At #11 the Bucs pick Rolando McClain, best LB in the Draft. Haha, never going to happen.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yea the Broncos traded for Brady Quinn. DT anyone?

  16. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    Joe I have a question? If you hate the “vacation man” and “BSPN” as much as you say. Then why do you talk about him so much. I don’t get it. I’m beginning to think you might be a tad bit jealous of the guy!

  17. Joe Says:


    Who says Joe hates Vacation Man? Joe dined with him not that long ago; early February to be precise while both of us were on assignment. Good guy. Joe doesn’t always agree with him but he pumps out a lot of interesting Bucs content.

  18. Greg Says:

    I agree with Zech, I wouldn’t draft a USF receiver if it saved the Dumbass and Bad Dream’s job (actually if that was the option, I would take the kid that was hit by Leavitt with the 3rd pick just to get rid of those two!). On a lighter note, I’m in San Diego for a couple of months of training, and the local sportscasters here are ripping LT apart for signing with the Jets–so much for loyalty eh?

  19. DAve Says:

    I hope they go after Brandon LaFell or Demaryius Thomas.
    I REALLY hope they don’t go after Shipley. He will be good, it is just that he is a slot WR and they found one last year in Stroughter.

    I hope they get one of the 2 I mentioned in round 2 and snag Jacoby Ford in round 4. Jacoby is the fastest guy in the draft, can return and is stronger than his size indicates

  20. FuNkYxMuNkeY Says:

    I apologize Joe. Its just some comments seem to have a biased opinion. I wasn’t sure of any previous altercation or friendship so I was clarifying. PY does give a lot of good info but I have learned over the years to believe the opposite of what he usually says. He wrote for the paper in Charlotte when I lived there. He had great articles then, but now some stuff is iffy. I understand that is part of the job. Sometimes, most of the time, sources are wrong. Sorry if I caused any issues. That wasn’t my objective.

  21. Joe Says:


    No need to apologize man, we’re good. Joe appreciates your patronage.

    There are certain reporters Joe does not respect. Hence, you rarely see their names on this site.