“A Lot Of Ingredients”

May 19th, 2015

Chef Leslie Frazier has work to do

Your Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected exactly one defensive player in the last two NFL drafts.

So Joe figured it might be a good idea to ask defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier about him yesterday.

That blessed defender is linebacker Kwon Alexander out of Louisiana State University. He’s still just 20 years old.

Joe inquired of Frazier what he’s seen from Alexander already and what he saw before the draft.

“We had him rated pretty high in the draft, so we were very fortunate when he slipped to where he did, and we were excited that we were able to draft him,” Frazier said. “He is a guy that has the athletic ability that we look for. He is excellent from a move standpoint — great agility, good hands, has that quick twitch we like to see on a linebacker. And he’s a smart football player, as well.

“So he has a lot of ingredients we were hoping to find – a guy who could potentially start for us. We are anxious to see him in pads and, you know, see how well he understands what we are trying to get accomplished. But we have high hopes for him. We think Kwon is going to be a big addition to our defense.”

Joe found it interesting that Frazier referenced that Alexander “slipped to us.” That’s a great indication that the Bucs think they got excellent value. Keep in mind Tampa Bay traded up to nab Alexander with the 25th pick of the fourth round.

Lovie is not afraid to go small. Lovie likes speed over size. Alexander is 6-1, 227 pounds, and he burned a 40-yard dash time of 4.55 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

If Alexander can somehow win the strongside linebacker gig, the Bucs could boast the most athletic crew of starting linebackers in the NFL.

18 Responses to ““A Lot Of Ingredients””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Kwon Alexander…..”America’s 20 year old Linebacker”

  2. Luther Says:

    We definitely got OL last year out of dumpsters and dives.

  3. kraymuthaphukinglocz Says:

    denzel perryman from Miami will be an baller “WE MISSED OUT ON HIM”

  4. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Kwon Alexander, “America’s Strongside Linebacker”, should slot in nicely alongside Bruce Carter, “America’s Middle Linebacker”, and Lavonte David, “America’s Weakside Linebacker”.

  5. Danati74 Says:


  6. bucs4lyfe Says:

    joe’s getting woozy from sniffing megakwons jock strap…nice name Danati74. that’s great he’s fast and athletic lol you can say that about most nfl linebackers. if nfl veterans had issues learning this defense I am not putting too much into any rookie defensive player until they show it on the field…by the way it doesn’t have to be megakwon, our Strongside linebacker crew from last year wasn’t all that bad either and until he beats out the competition you shouldn’t be all up this guys crack, that’s how you got in trouble with the johnny manziel sniffing last year

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    They all fit nicely with Danny Lansanah “America’s Backup Linebacker”

  8. Martinii Says:

    I was surprised to see him slip to the 4th rd, but like bucs4lyfe implies need to see what he can do with the big boys. For every Mike Evans there are 20 Johnny Manziel’s.

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    Leslie says: “a guy who could potentially start for us.”

    No wonder Lansanah is pissed off. I like it! Competition!

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I appreciate your effort last season Danny but from what they’re saying this young man is all business. I love super fast lbs,fingers officially cross he picks up the nuances of the scheme. All in for Kwon week one.

  11. bucs4lyfe Says:

    yea we all wanted rookie help last year that we were saying could come in day one and beat out any of these vets we had last year and I hope kwon is one of those rooks that can start day one which would help show how good a job licht did with this years draft but no sippin the kool aid in the offseason during underwear football anymore for me, I wanna se it on the field

  12. MadMax Says:

    1st and 2nd round LB’s usually pan out here lately. He was probably graded as a late 2nd…..cant wait to see him, like Marpet I think he will surprise us.

  13. Tiny Tim Says:

    Joe Says:

    Lovie is not afraid to go small. Lovie likes speed over size. Alexander is 6-1, 227 pounds, and he burned a 40-yard dash time of 4.55 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.


    That’s the cover two and not Lovie not being afraid to go small. The DL are usually smaller and faster then most defensive schemes. That’s why Brooks and quarles fit so well. That’s why Mason Foster is not here. The cover two calls for a certain type of player.

  14. Tiny Tim Says:

    The cover two calls for a certain type of player. The cornerback has to be able to tackle. The LB has to be able to run side line to side line and get there in a hurry all while having the ability to drop in the passing game. Its called the cover two.

  15. BuccaneEric Says:

    I can’t wait to see “Americas defense” in action!

  16. WS99 Says:

    I know I’m way off on this but Kwon looks like a safety to me. Secondly Lansanna had a great year 3int 2 returned for TDs. To straight up lose your job to a rook is brutal.

  17. BuccaneEric Says:

    I’d try Kwon at MLB first and see what we have. As you can see, I’m not sold on Carter. If he can win the job I’m all for it. It’s hard for me to imagine that we might have actually hit on all of our draft picks. Not saying they all will be stars, that’s insane. We might have 5 starters and our kick returner with our first 6 picks. If you count slot receiver as a starter. The 7th rounder might beat out Lane. I wouldn’t say it’s a good draft yet, but it has potential. The one pick I’m really concerned about is D Smith.

  18. drdneast Says:

    You could say most LB’s are quick and athletically gifted but you would have to leave out Mason Foster from the conversation.