Could Tom Crabtree Fetch A 7th Rounder?

May 9th, 2014

tom crabtree 0207After drafting pass catching manbeast Washington tight end Austin Sefferian-Jenkins in the second round tonight, the Bucs now have seven tight ends on the roster.

That’s too many. And now’s the time to start trying to move one.

Tom Crabtree, who spent his first three seasons in Green Bay before coming to Tampa last year, seems like a great candidate for the trading block.

Crabtree is healthy now after a bicep tear, and he’s versatile, plays special teams and is still young enough at 28 years old. Last season, when Crabtree returned to the starting lineup in midseason, the Bucs’ running game mysteriously revived for a few weeks before Crabtree blew out his arm.

Maybe he could fetch a seventh-round pick? There could be a team seeking TE depth tomorrow, for sure.

Here’s the Bucs’ current tight end depth chart:

Tim Wright: Coming off spectacular rookie year. Worked his way up from fourth on the depth chart. The converted wide receiver is up to 235 pounds and hopes to be 240+ by preseason.

Brandon Myers: Signed quickly in free agency after consecutive strong seasons in Oakland and with the Giants.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Your newest Buccaneer!

Steve Maneri: Happily calls himself a blocking tight end. Checks in at 6-7, 280 pounds with next to no fat on him. The coverted O-linemen was a starting “edge-setter” in Kansas City for Jamaal Charles.

Luke Stocker: Rockstar era holdover who is familiar with the trainer’s table.

Tom Crabtree: Very solid special teamer and versatile.

Josh Baker: Former Jets depth-chart guy signed in the winter.

18 Responses to “Could Tom Crabtree Fetch A 7th Rounder?”

  1. Walter Says:

    Keep: Myers, Wright, Jenkins, Maneri

    Cut: Stocker, Baker

    Attempt to trade Crabtree, if not, cut him.

  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    @ Joe, any truth to the rumor that teams tried to give a second for Glennon, but Lovie did not want to trade away the future?

  3. K_bassuka Says:

    Maybe GB, but no one seems to want to make trades with us…

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    It’ll be pretty funny to see Doug Martin in the huddle with all of these trees. He’ll look like a little kid

  5. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Joe, you are no fan oF this pick. But you want an indication of Tedford’s “mysterious” offense – this is it.

    No team has CBs that can match with three of the Bucs targets all above 6’4”. Did you not just run an article about how none of the top 10 receivers are above 6’2”?

    Didnt you report that Tedford went to go atudy Belicheat’s offense and use if two TE sets?

    Arent the Bucs supposed to be horrendous in the red zone?

    Relax. Sefarian-Jenkins is a great fit for what the Bucs are trying to do – create mismatches for QBs that excel is throwing up the ball for receivers to make a play on.

    Crabtree wont get squat. Bucs obviously dont need him and a team would be silly to make a trade.

  6. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Below 6’2”*

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    “I Love Mike Glennon”- Lovie Smith

    LOL@Realist. Man that was a dagger Joe.

  8. blackmagic00 Says:

    Please get McCarron

  9. blackmagic00 Says:

    MCCARRON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  10. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Aaron murray has a sexy b*tch

  11. NJBucsFan Says:

    Murray’s girl is hot. Get to see her every morning. She’s the traffic girl for philly’s Fox affiliate.

  12. RustyRhino Says:

    Lol Realist, any truth to the rumors… I so needed a laugh today. Thanks!

  13. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Charles sims!!!!! Fantastic pick

  14. Gusjackson Says:

    I hope he can fetch a 7th than we can get a punter

  15. dee Says:

    Just drafted a running back this is the pick i dont like.

  16. NJBucsFan Says:

    May he’s gonna move to slot WR

  17. BoJim Says:

    Maybe we can get an 8th for him? 😉

  18. David Says:

    Maybe Manieri can convert back to an o-lineman….bacup swing tackle?