More Schiano Influence Coming To 2013 Draft

January 9th, 2013

Last offseason, Greg Schiano was hired in late January and was so busy luring assistant coaches and advisors, evaluating film of the Bucs roster, crafting internal systems and building playbooks, that he wasn’t very involved in the critical early stages of the NFL Draft process.

Yeah, many fans want to believe Schiano took over the draft from rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, but it just would not have been humanly possible. Schiano said of Dominik, “there’s none better in this league,” and Joe’s confident that praise was not for Dominik’s ability to get out of the head coach’s way or fetch coffee.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network recently, Dominik said he was fired up to have Schiano much more involved in the 2013 draft.

“I’m excited with the coaching staff and with Coach Schiano having a chance to really commit to the draft this year instead of hiring all the coaching staff. It’s going to be an exciting year for our offseason.”

It will be interesting to see whether Schiano’s greater influence is noticeable. Raheem Morris was always involved in scouting. For example, the story goes that Mason Foster was a guy Raheem became enamoured with at the Senior Bowl and lobbied to make him a Buccaneer.

29 Responses to “More Schiano Influence Coming To 2013 Draft”

  1. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Cant wait till Senior Bowl week! Guarantee we draft 1 of 4 Rutgers players in this Draft. No more wasting picks on guys like Tandy & Goode though…smh (missed out on good players in those rounds)

  2. Vic Says:

    Schiano being more involved in the draft scares the crap out of me. Just being honest

  3. Jacko101 Says:

    It’s going to be Exciting for sure. I can’t wait. My fav players in the draft are Dee Millner, Dion Jordan, Jonathan Hankins and Jarvis Jones. If we land one of those players we will be greatly improved.

  4. Rich Says:

    So i understand peoples frustration with Dom thus far. But since his “vow” to fix things after they cleaned house and he was the last man standing, he has improved this time more than most people i think give him credit for. Ok so the man brings in the TOP Wr and the TOP OL in FA and pays them enough to keep them but also works the contracts to our advantage. Score Dom. Then yes he fumbles on Wright. but the man is human, so if thats his only mistake i can live with that. BUT the silver lining is that the clause in the contract allowing us to dump him now and not lose money was DOMS doing. so kudos. The man has been quite calculated thus far. ALL THREE of our top picks are FULL TIME starters and have seemingly bright futures. Score Dom. People need to ease up on him. Since the reigns have been given to him and the Glazers have kind of opened the checkbook, Dom has improved this team MAJORLY. If this guy does what i think hes planning on doing this offseason, he has put together THREE SOLID years. and this teams future is BRIGHT.

  5. buccanay Says:

    There is very little doubt, IMO, that Shiano had big influence on 2 picks, Tandy and Goode. IMO, the two worst picks of our draft. Dominik seems to be learning from past mistakes, but still not sold on his ability to consistantly evaluate talent. Honestly, having Shiano more involved in the draft is kinda scary. I hope they dont try to “outsmart” everyone, and just stick to trying to find the BPA at the positions of greatest need.

  6. Eric Says:

    Average of ten losses a year is improvement?


    Improvement only in the feely good subjective fans sense. On objective grounds(i.e. wins/losses/playoffs) a huge failure.

    Yeah getting Nicks and Jackson was very good, after the years of BS about fools gold. And lasts years draft was very good also.

    But, year five awaits. Surely, the best GM in football can get at least a crummy wild card appearance for his team in five years.

    If I recall Mckay had us in NFC championship game in year four, building a team from absolute scratch. Dumb ole Bruce Allen’s team won its division in year 4, and he had a bigger rebuilding challenge than Dominik.

    Time to stop bragging and start winning Mark. Or, start packing.

  7. the_buc_realist Says:


    your so called THREE SOLID years has gotten us what??? i am very tired of the hypothetical potential for next year. At some point the team has to produce during the season. Has the team made improvements yes. But these improvements ( because of the rock star) has been at glacier speed. Am happy that you are so excited for improvement for next year. And seeing as going .500 would be an improvement please excuse all my criticism for the Pop-star.

  8. Macabee Says:

    I agree Ian,

    Either Logan Ryan, CB or Khaseem Greene, OLB. Schiano recruited bth of them!

  9. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    @ Jacko101……Hankins & Jordan should still be there @ #13

  10. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    @ Macabee. …….we could grab Ryan in Rd #2 then trade up a few spots to grab Greene (b/c i think he’ll be gone by our 3rd Rd pick). That would be great! Then use our #1 pick on a stud Pass Rusher (DT or DE)

  11. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    @ Macabee. …….we could grab Ryan in Rd #2 then trade up a few spots to grab Greene (b/c i think he’ll be gone by our 3rd Rd pick). That would be great! Then use our #1 pick on a stud Pass Rusher (DT or DE)

  12. Macabee Says:


    I know you don’t do rumors, But you might want to check out Ron Cooper to USF!

  13. Deminion Says:

    I knw it’s just me but a stud DT to go with GMC wud b great

  14. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I remember when Gruden was the coach here one of the smartest things he said was “if I’m gonna cook the stew, I want to pick out the groceries.”

  15. Brandon Says:

    FYI, LB Khaseem Greene is an athletic tackling machine. He is extremely violent in his play and as a former safety, is good in coverage.

    CB Logan Ryan is an extremely aggressive cover CB that is also extremely stout defending the run. I think he had a shade under 100 tackles for the season on a very good defense.

    I can see either one of these Rutgers players getting onto the Bucs radar around round 2.

    TE DC Jefferson could be a later round possiblity that could make the roster. Good size, good enough speed, good enough hands. He’s not outstanding, but Schiano is familiar with him.

    I think a Rutgers DE also declared early for the draft. He isn’t really a standout, but he is also a late round possibility.

  16. princespanky Says:

    I think it’s going to be a Defensive Lineman no matter what in the first unless Te’o is sitting around collecting dust.

    I hope it’s a DT to pair with GMC so we can really bring it with a 4 man front.

  17. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    More Schiano influence means the Bucs are on board with the JCP. Jadeveon Clowney Project.

  18. 76buc76 Says:

    That stew Gruden was cooking was horrible.His carrot’s were old and rotten and the beef was under cooked and that pinch of Garcia was a bad choice of spice

  19. 76buc76 Says:

    Lol buccanay crying about drafting Goode and Tandy.That’s like complaining about the bum’s drafted behind Sapp and Brook’s in 95.

  20. 76buc76 Says:

    One thing I’m worried about is dismissing these so called bad apple’s.I was all for drafting Berfict in the 7th round last year.Sure they are high risk but high reward as well.It’s thinking like this that would have seen up pass up on Sapp or Mike William’s.While a guy like Talib show’s you can’t fix them all.You still have to roll the dice because they are 1st round tallent’s with a 6th round attitude

  21. 76buc76 Says:

    Miguel are you sick or something.No shot at the NSO that comment almost seemed proNSO.He’s been concussed and is only in stage 1

  22. SilenceTheCritics Says:


    Never understood why people complain about rookies as if they all are suppose to come into the league and light it up there first year. Neither one of them seen the field much if at all this year but yet somehow people can come up with the conclusion they are bad picks. Pretty ignorant. If ya ask me. I’m not saying they are going to be great because I just dont know. However, nobody has enough information about them to come up with a logical conclusion. Except Schiano of course.

    Another thing that is comical is how a lot tried to say this last draft was all Schiano. I think those fools are now stupidified by this article which pretty much says “F**k you” to that theory.

  23. pewterpirate99 Says:

    @Mr.Patrick……. When the hell did Coach Gruden say that?? I think you’re thinking of Bill Parcels when he was the coach of the Jets and he said, ” if you want me to cook the meal, you have to let me buy the groceries.” They didn’t and that’s why he left for New England. It’s amazing to me how most of you out there are content with being mediocore and think this team will next year contend for anything next year. Unless this team makes the playoffs and does something in said playoffs, next year will be another failure of a season.

  24. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Schiano is the one that helped create the offensive and defensive schemes with the coaches. So I’m sure Schiano knows a heck of a lot more than Dominik on the types of players that we needed. It was probably just as much Schiano as it was Dominik making the calls.

  25. Kryq Says:

    1st. DION JORDAN !
    2nd. David Amerson
    3rd. Tavon Austin or Tj McDonald.

  26. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Bucs fans have about as much say in the relationship between Dominik & Schiano and how responsibilities are shared as the guy who sold me my computer having a say in how Bill Gates runs Microsoft. You guys just buy the product and everything else will be taken care of for you. Now sit back, relax, and watch the Rock Star perform his set.

  27. PRBucFan Says:

    What on earth are complaining about Najee and Tandy for???

    They were late round rookies, what are they supposed to do??? Do they all start right off the bat?

    They are both talented and to call them busts is plain ignorant. I believe they will make an impact on this team when their time comes.

    Fact is the jury is still out on them.

  28. PRBucFan Says:

    you guys*

  29. Stanglassman Says:

    Bill Parcell quote “If you want me to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries”
    Gruden was only smart enough to paraphrase a great coach.