“Doesn’t Hold You As Hostage To A Cornerback”

April 22nd, 2013

Mark Dominik talked about how Darrelle Revis has freed the Bucs in the NFL Draft. Joe’s not buying that completely.

Darrelle Revis will not just impact the Bucs on the field, says rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, Revis has helped the Bucs in the 2013 draft, even though the Bucs coughed up the No. 13 overall pick.

“It doesn’t hold you as hostage to a cornerback,” Dominik said of the Revis signing. “It actually expands our draft board.”

Now Joe considers this quality spin. Of course, the Bucs are still hurting for cornerbacks, especially considering Revis and Eric Wright are coming off season-ending injuries and the Bucs have little behind them.

Dominik says being held hostage in the draft “causes mistakes.” Joe agrees. Of course, the return of Ronde Barber in the next few days would really free the Bucs from pigeonholing the Bucs in the draft.

Dominik went on to say 2013 is a “deep corner draft” with “depth through the middle rounds.”

Defensive tackle also is a deep position per league executives, Dominik said.

Dominik said he’s already shopping the No. 43 overall pick in the second round.

Joe will bring you much more from Dominik’s predraft news conference.

7 Responses to ““Doesn’t Hold You As Hostage To A Cornerback””

  1. stevek Says:

    Exactly, Joe, exactly.

    Now we are in a position to draft the BEST PLAYERS AVAIALBE, and if we don’t want to pick a player, then we can trade down.

    This is great. 🙂

  2. MadMax Says:

    While its smart to shop that 2nd, it sure would be nice to pair it with some other picks for an early 2nd rounder or even get into the bottom of the 1st…..of course smoke screens always look good too 😉

  3. BigSombrero Says:

    Haha, I enjoyed the dry sarcastic “quality spin” remark.

  4. Meh Says:

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind a trade down or two and a huge restocking of depth on the team in the rounds 3-4. I don’t think we have to go that route or anything, but I see the merits of that strategy.

  5. FlBoy84 Says:

    Being that Dominik is not averse to moving around the draft board and very cognizant of future salary cap impacts, that “shopping the 2nd pick” is possibly a smokescreen. Think he may end up trying to move up back into the bottom of the 1st if there’s a player there that he likes, for the simple fact that he’s been quoted as really valuing the fact that 1st round picks are signed for 5 years instead of 4 for 2nd round players.

  6. Sneedy16 Says:

    There is always that player that drops in the draft due to him being over-hyped by the media. That’s the player that might end up with the Bucs.

  7. Celly Says:

    i’m hoping we try to find a way to reacquire the pick next year that we’ve already given up. Dominik is nice at maneuvering the draft. can’t wait for it to end so all the speculation can stop.