Winners: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

April 30th, 2011

A lot of fans — granted, not all — are pretty stoked about the drafting the past three days by Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik. But it seems it’s not just Bucs fans who are happy.

Enter “The Professor,” John Clayton. After monitoring the first two days of the draft, he believes Dominik has pulled off the greatest haul of any NFL team.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: You’ve got to be kidding me. Last year, the Bucs rebuilt their defensive line with the additions of defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price, their top two draft choices in 2010. After getting a pass-rushing defensive end in Adrian Clayborn in the first round Thursday, the Bucs landed Da’Quan Bowers in the second round. Bowers has talent to become rookie of the year, but he has knees that might not allow him to last through a five-year contract. No problem for the Bucs. They will sign him to a four-year deal at second-round money. Drafted with the 51st pick, Bowers will be eager to prove his worth. To make life even better, the Bucs added linebacker Mason Foster in the third round.

Well, naturally, it will take roughly three or four years to see how this draft pans out. But Joe likes the attitude and character of the guys Dominik has drafted thus far.

11 Responses to “Winners: Tampa Bay Buccaneers”

  1. John Doe Says:

    Mark Dominik aka the magician

  2. safety Says:

    I love it too. I now have complete trust in Mark Dominik, despite the Nugent/Clayton/Jagz/Bates debacles, among others. He is getting to be so damn good.

  3. Patrick Says:

    Wow I love this pick!! I had completely forgot about this guy but now I remember his name from a mock draft long ago!

  4. Tim Says:

    Joe, you’ve kicked ass on draft coverage.I’ve been surfing all weekend and no one’s bee even CLOSE! Good job sir.

  5. Weneeddefense Says:

    Ahmad Black S Florida

  6. Weneeddefense Says:

    ‘2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
    Ahmad Black, SS, Florida
    It has not been a good year for the Florida Gators, but Black has been a major bright spot. In fact, the safety has been absolutely awesome. He leads the team with 102 total tackles (29 more than any other teammate) and 68 solo tackles (also 29 more than any other teammate) through 12 games. Black has 10 tackles for loss (third on the team), a sack that went for a 20-yard loss, three interceptions (tied for first on the team), two fumble recoveries (No. 1 on the team), and three forced fumbles (also No. 1 on the team).’


  7. Bucbeliever Says:

    love Ahmad Black! Being a Gator fan…i know this guy can play.

    Our secondary:
    Aqib Talib???
    Ronde Barber
    Myron Lewis
    E.J. Biggers
    Tanard Jackson?
    Cody Grimm
    Ahmad Black

  8. TopDoggie Says:

    Lovin every minute of it.

  9. Patrick Says:

    I’m really surprised Black didn’t get drafted much earlier. Oh well, I’m glad we got him!

    Does he play the same position as Jackson or Grimm? I’m not sure.

  10. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words Tim. Joe’s just trying to do his best.

  11. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    We have to see about the huge injury question marks with rounds 1 and 2.

    However, i think in sum i like this draft better than 09 (after free of course) and 2010 rounds 1-3. I think that even injured, claiborne and bowers will outperform gmc for a while. I like stocker a lot.