No Supplementing For Tampa Bay

July 9th, 2015

lovie and lichtYes, there are thousands of deranged, bored Bucs fans hanging on the happenings of today’s annual NFL Supplemental Draft.

But Joe, the Bucs might draft the next Dan Sileo, their supplemental pick in 1987.

The big prize of this year’s supplemental draft is said to be left tackle Isiah Battle out of Clemson. He’s a talented project with personal issues. Wherever a team might draft Battle — first claim gets him — that represents the draft pick the team would lose in the 2016 NFL Draft.

So if he’s there for Tampa Bay in, say, the fifth-round, then the Bucs would lose their fifth-round pick next year, if they selected Battle.

Per various experts on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Battle will go in the fourth- or fifth-round. Don’t expect the Bucs to be interested. With the No. 34 overall pick in rookie Donovan Smith, and Kevin Pamphile, that’s two very young left tackles in the mix already. The Bucs have no pressing need to add another developmental player at the position.

As for the six other guys in the supplemental draft, again Joe has little reason to believe the Bucs are interested in any of them. projects they’ll all be free agents by this afternoon.

21 Responses to “No Supplementing For Tampa Bay”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Not interested in any of them. MAYBE signing a DE as an undrafted FA on the off chance he turns into something good, but wouldn’t care if they passed on them all.

  2. Garett Says:

    I’d say throw a 7th round flyer out for him (maybe 6th at absolute best) and if someone bids higher than us, so be it.

  3. unbelievable Says:

    They all seem like bums. Maybe go after as UDFA, but none of them seem worth giving up picks for.

  4. Garett Says:

    Rams took Battle in the 5th. Oh well, no complaints here.

  5. Fsuking Says:

    I liked Battle. He is very talented and has a good NFL future if he can stay out of trouble. He would have started this year but he was totally worth a 5th round pick considering he would have gone 1st or 2nd next year…. Good for the Ram’s!

  6. Fsuking Says:

    *would not

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    I remember the Bucs going after Sileo, I also remember having high hopes he was going to be very good. I can’t remember exactly how that did not work out, just that it did not.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We don’t need to use draft picks on any of them…..we have a better shot at a good player with the Waiver Wire……be patient….

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    I haven’t listened to sports radio for many years, but Sileo on 620 in the mornings was tough to listen to. Not really related to anything here but it’s not often that talking about Dan Sileo is relevant to any conversation

  10. Greg Says:

    Offensive line still sucks badly. OT only hope is rookie Donovan Smith. No Guards and no center… at all. Expect no help from running game and rookie qb. Defensive line will have GMC and no one else to pressure qbs Thanks Lovie

  11. Martinii Says:

    Greg, Any chance of maybe just sitting out the 2015 season and avoiding all your agonizing. ..just a thought

  12. rayjay1122 Says:


    Patience? Wait until the waiver wire? You make too much sense! Also, most Bucs fans are about as patient as an old lady with a platinum elite players card, having to wait to be seated at the casino buffet.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Guns & Roses – Patience

    All we need is just a little patience
    Said sugar make it slow and we’ll come together fine
    All we need is just a little patience (Patience)
    Mm, yeah

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Bucs fans are def interesting group of personalities that are all over the place lol

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Only on JBF Lord…only on JBF.

    This place is full of nutcases and I’m not ashamed to say I’m one of them!


    Wouldn’t have it any other way!!! A blog of Mixed Nutz!!

  17. Justin Says:

    @ Buc1987

    Yes, in theory patience is ideal for building a football team. But after sitting through a decade of futility, with 3 separate coaching cabinets, patience is wearing thin. After Lovie’s 2-14 season last year, I would imagine the Glazers don’t have as much patience for him as they did when he signed his contract. Winning is the cure all, and as long as this team isn’t doing that, there is less patience to go around. The montra of a team simply cannot be “wait til next year.”

  18. panhandle buc Says:

    Battle was suspended from Clemson multiple times , then was just arrested two months ago for having the stickiest of the icky on him during a traffic stop for speeding. This dude is going to be a less talented Josh Gordon 2.0

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Greg Says
    Offensive line still sucks badly. OT only hope is rookie Donovan Smith. No Guards and no center… at all.”

    While I agree the Offensive Line needs a lot of work, I disagree about your assessment. You forget Marpet, who is a very good Center. While they claim he was drafted to play guard, the truth is he will replace EDS by next year at the latest. Hopefully by game 6 this year.

    Mankins has at least one year in him, and with Smith and Marpet there, maybe his final season will be worthwhile.

    However, you are right that it needs a lot of work still. Just think, had we NOT drafted Sims last year, and went for OL, we would be one step closer…and probably one year closer. Because next year we’ll need 3 spots filled on the oline. It’s unlikely all three will be addressed, but even if they were, it will take another year minimum to develop and gel.

    Even this year, with Smith and Marpet, they need time to develop as well.

    Fans are being unrealistic. This is not a one year turn around team. Those teams either get lucky, or only seem to turn around in a year when they’ve actually drafted well and added the final pieces in that last year.

  20. Pick6 Says:

    i see zero harm in dangling a 6th or 7th rounder out there if we think he can amount to anything. those picks have a high failure rate anyhow and typically nowhere near the supposed upside of Battle. heck, as long as he isn’t a total bust, you could probably flip him for a 5th by next offseason. a talented, athletic, young offensive tackle will get most teams’ imagination running

  21. Pick6 Says:

    another decent young tackle emerging also opens up the possibility of moving donovan smith inside if he can’t tighten up his technique and consistency enough to be a successful blindside protector.