Bucs Hook DE Noah Spence In Round 2

April 29th, 2016

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Generation Jameis now has its first drafted edge rusher, Noah Spence from Eastern Kentucky.

Jameis issued an endorsement of Spence just this week.

“I’m very good friends with [Eastern Illinois] defensive end Noah Spence. We played in the All-American game coming out of high school,” Jameis said. “So it was good, and when he came to town, he told me he was talking to the coaches and stuff, so I was very happy for him.”

“I know [Spence] is a great guy. He works his tail off and you just see how all that stuff is behind him. Whatever, I don’t even know his [past] situation, but I know he’s a great person. I know his dad personally. He’s just always been a great friend of mine.”

Hey, a Jameis thumbs up is good enough for Joe, but there’s much more to Spence. He was a Senior Bowl standout and he’s often lauded for his drive and grit.

Some think Spence isn’t fast enough to be a true 4-3 rusher. He’s small in stature (6-2, 251 pounds) and light on pure speed, but he’s big on anger, motor and production. Likely the only reason Spence was there for the Bucs is lingering concerns after drug problems (Ecstasy) got him booted from Ohio State after an eight-sack sophomore season. He also was arrested early last year for disorderly conducted and alcohol intoxication.

However, Spence will not enter the NFL in the league drug program. His problems are that far in the past, and he’s been clean.

Spence moved on to Eastern Kentucky to prove himself and rebuild his stock, and he did just that.

Is Spence the defensive end to finally kill off the ghost of Simeon Rice and record 10 sacks? Stay tuned.

43 Responses to “Bucs Hook DE Noah Spence In Round 2”

  1. SB with Jameis Says:

    Woooo Hoooooo
    Just watched it!!!!

  2. GO BUCS Says:



  3. NYbucsfan Says:

    That’s what I’m talking about

  4. K2 Says:


  5. Magic Marpet Says:

    Ill take it

  6. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    Giant just got Shepherd. But I can’t be mad cuz we just got SPENCE.

  7. cometowin2 Says:

    I’m cryin. Thank you. Thank you!!!! Love you Jason! BIG BRASS ONES!!!!

  8. CalBucsFan Says:

    Yea baby, welcome to Tampa Noah Spence!

  9. salish_seamonster Says:

    Hey Joe, I guess we should’ve drafted Spence in the 1st round huh?

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Ogbah & Dodd off the board with the first two picks and Jason Licht stayed cool and stayed put and got our DE………WOW!!!

  11. MadMax Says:

    Mr Light YOU FKN ROCK BABY!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome to Tampa Noah!!!! Now be a beast for us!

  12. cometowin2 Says:

    Now move up for Boyd. Can Braxton last to the 3rd round?

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    Nice patience Mr. Licht. I love this pick.

  14. McClorasMaddenDaddy210 Says:

    I’ve died am gone to BUCS heaven!!!
    Damn it Jim!
    Let’s go BUCS
    YO JOE!
    GO BUCS!!!

  15. Couch Fan Says:

    Hopefully he comes here with a chip on his shoulder to prove he should of gone in the 1st. Our defense is getting better. GO BUCS!!!

  16. DaRealistBucFan Says:

    YESSSSS!!! I was worried that one of these teams moving up were trying to get in front of us so that they could get him before we could. Super stoked about this pick. I think he’s gonna be the steal of the draft. Finally a pick worth cheering about! Now let’s go get Von Bell

  17. ARGH_M8E Says:

    WENT CRAZY!!!! We got our guy!!! I thought we we’re gonna lose him.

    JL is a BOSS!!! Thank uuuuuu

  18. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:


    Bucs are winning 4-5 Superbowls in the next decade.

    I’m calling it right now.

  19. Bucfan951 Says:

    We got two playmakers and even got an extra 4th rd pick also… In licht I trust!!!

  20. SB with Jameis Says:

    In Licht We Trust!

  21. Astrobob Says:

    There you go!!! Nice pick!! Now let’s get another!!

  22. P'cola Buc Says:

    Mr. Licht seems to keep earning our respect….Love the Pick!

  23. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Jason Mutherf***kin Licht!

  24. Mike Johnson Says:

    You mean to tell me we might finally be getting a bonifide pass rush?
    Hell, I just might down another libation!

  25. Eric Says:

    Looks good to me. I like the way he is patient before he makes his burst move.

  26. JoeBucsFan.com » Blog Archive » Finally, A Pass Rusher - Tampa Bay Bucs Blog, Buccaneers News Says:

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  27. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    I thought he looked a little small. He’s gonna need some great dance moves to get around blockers when teams keep running his way. Not too much heavier than Floyd.

  28. Rrsrq Says:

    Thanks to the Ravens trading back, I knew when the fins moved up we had our chance

  29. MadMax Says:

    Low pad level and can really bend around to get after it.

  30. Rossta Says:

    Holy cow ! Thank you Lord, I was sweating bullets there. Go Noah Spence ! Go Bucs !

  31. SB with Jameis Says:

    The Titans just got Derrick Henry. I think this guy will be better than Elliott.

  32. DB55 Says:

    I like that licht is building a team of outkasts.

    Tennessee killing it too. Gotta give’m props for jumping up to 8 last night. Now, The Heisman Trophy backfield. Ultimate bomb or bust move.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Still smiling.

  34. CrustyCrab Says:

    Nice pick lets go QB hunting…

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    Awesome job Jason Licht!

    Unlike a previous 2nd rd Buccaneer DE – We WANT Noah to eat Cheeseburgers. LOL – A lot of them – to the tune of 15-20 lbs worth.

    Expecting big things from this young man. Hope he is a quick study. I already heard that he is a hard worker who loves the game so that along with talent can take a guy a long ways.

    Welcome to Tampa Bay Noah Spence.

  36. SB with Jameis Says:

    Funny……..last month a bunch of cats here where talking about Spence in the first round and no Hargreaves. Now we got BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. BucFan20 Says:

    And Licht is doing it his way. So much for all the crying and B!tching.

  38. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    He plays both ends, has a relentless motor and looks fast enough to drop back in coverage. Looks like a versatile player. Has real good bend to get around the corner but might be susceptible to screen passes because he is so fast off the line.

  39. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    The future is so bright I need my Oakleys to look at it! We are on our way fellas!!

    We just got two guys that we could of taken in the 1st. Wow. Leave it to the draft guru.

  40. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I love that he is known as a hard worker. “Relentless” was one word used to describe his work ethic. I only aant guys like that on this team.

  41. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I thought the jags were geniuses with their draft. Jalen Ramsey and then watching Miles Jack just fall in their lap in the second. It was like a dream come true for them.

    The bucs did the exact same thing! Noah Spence is a top 10 talent if not for his slight off the field issues. Noted as “the best edge rusher” in this draft. So we get the best pure cornerback in this draft and the best edge rusher in the draft. How could anyone be upset about that!

  42. j$mac Says:

    I think this draft is going as planned which is great but we need one more move in this draft for a great safety,linebacker,or offensive lineman maybe even stay put and draft what’s best at those positions accordingly to positional depth strength

  43. UncleBuc Says:

    All I have to say is watch Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis film.