“This Is Where You Build Championships”

May 2nd, 2015

jason licht 0429Don’t think Rounds 4 through Rounds 7 mean much?

Think again.

Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian was just all fired up on ESPN talking about how the these rounds and comprise one-third of a team’s roster.

“This is where you build championships,” Polian said.

There is no question depth and finding a starter or two in the late rounds in critical. It happens every year, just not very often with the Buccaneers. Tanard “Bongs” Jackson was a hell of a rookie safety in 2007, on what was the NFL’s No. 1 ranked pass defense.

There are always plenty of gems, if your personnel department is good enough to find one.

Think of the three strong years the Bucs got from mattress-in-the-yard, blade-in-the-thigh receiver Mike Williams, a fourth-rounder in 2010. The Bucs also got strong play from seventh-rounders Sammie Stroughter, Cody Grimm and Erik Lorig during the Dominik-Raheem era. Jermaine Phillips was a hell of a fifth-round safety in 2002.

C’mon, Bucs. Find an undervalued stud or two.

13 Responses to ““This Is Where You Build Championships””

  1. Phillip Says:

    Jake Ryan! Adrian Amos!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Offensive Tackle
    La’el Collins (DON’T!)
    T. J. Clemmings
    Austin Shepherd

    Offensive Guard
    Daryl Williams

    Defensive End
    Marcus Hardison

    Tight End/Halfback/Fullback
    Nick O’Leary

    Offensive Wide Reciever/Returner
    Kenny Bell
    Rashad Green

    Spencer Roth

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Confucius Say ” Make sure NFL Draft is over with, before you murder your pregnant ex girlfriend”.

  4. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Adrian Amos and Rashad Greene!

  5. Arealbucsfan Says:

    And Tj Clemmings!

  6. lurker Says:

    wow. someone jumping to conclusions about a prospect even without charges on this board? say it ain’t so.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Memo to Jason: I hope you started building the championship team last year with Edwards, Pamphile & Herron

  8. I know why Says:

    Really Bill Polian? I think QB is the way ask any club. He missed more picks in this area of the draft than Bruce Allen. That’s just TV chatter. If true then we are dead, last years class did ZERO for our 2-14 Bucs

  9. Destinjohnny Says:

    We don’t know how to work a draft board

  10. Dan Says:

    Derron Smith? please?

  11. Dave Says:

    It is a beautiful Saturday afternoon and you losers are at home posting on Joe Bucs fan, lol… Get a life losers

  12. Dan Says:

    they skipped our pick on nfl network olb

  13. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    How about Chickillo?