Finally, A Pass Rusher

April 29th, 2016
New Bucs DE Noah Spence.

New Bucs DE Noah Spence.

The Bucs made a major move to stop one of the more embarrassing periods in franchise history by drafting scary pass rusher Noah Spence out of Eastern Kentucky.

Of course, Spence comes with baggage. He was suspended for life by the Big Ten Conference for his ecstasy use — but moralist Urban Meyer would not punish him.

Spence, who seemed to throw former Buckeyes under the bus for drug use, will try to become the next Simeon Rice. (More on Spence right here and via the video below.)

45 Responses to “Finally, A Pass Rusher”

  1. MadMax Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Noah!!!

  2. Wombat Says:


  3. K2 Says:

    If he develops to his potential…the Bucs got a steal!

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    Great move..Finally! Got a tad scary with 2 other DE’s going quickly in the 2nd. I’m elated we are addressing our Poor pass rush. Thank God!

  5. Vincente Says:

    Yes! Time to make QBs fear coming to ray jay again!

  6. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Good pick. The right guy at the right time.

  7. buccin cane Says:

    Could Javon Hargrave be the 3rd round pick??????

  8. Marksalot Says:

    Great drafting so far, now get a safety

  9. Mort Says:

    Wouldn’t have been ok if we took him in round 1, so I’m thrilled with him. In round 2. He’ll yeah I’m pumped.

  10. Chrisco4 Says:

    I’m pumped, hell yes, I wanted him in the 1st, great job Jason Licht

  11. cometowin2 Says:

    Wow even Mike Johnson is happy!!!

  12. cometowin2 Says:

    Now get WR Boyd or Braxton. Im ok with trading up if needed. Boyd will absolutely not be there in the 3rd. Big brass ones on Jason. Virtually all of us would of traded up for Spence.

  13. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    This is why you trust Licht! He didn’t panic and reach for a need at 11, he did his homework and got the best cb when they were starting a run on cbs. Then gets a player who is a hop 10 talent. I fully support these decisions, great draft so far!

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    Very happy with the Spence pick! Arguable got the top cover CB and pass rushing DE in the draft.

    10 out of 12 2nd round picks have been Def. My 3rd round list is getting smaller.

  15. cometowin2 Says:

    We need a great slot receiver with some speed. Eventual replacement for VJ. We can move Banks to safety.

  16. Bucsfan1986 Says:

    I am sold

  17. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    Well, well, well. I don’t know if this was a blind-pig find, but it is nice to get a real player instead of a media darling.

  18. Tiny Tim Says:

    I know joe is happy as flies on $h!t. This is what the draft is about!!!!

  19. JayBucsBoi Says:

    Man now let’s get Braxton Miller! Then back to the defense

  20. cometowin2 Says:

    I am willing to pitch in a hundo for a billbord thanking Jason, I’m so happy!!!

  21. Stanglassman Says:

    Tenn picked Henrey

  22. McClorasMaddenDaddy210 Says:

    #54 #58 #93 #28 #Ayers #Grimes #VH3 #Spence…#tightenup

    this defense should b top 2 by week 6
    Oh damn…#27 #21

  23. cometowin2 Says:

    Boyd or Braxton!!

  24. Scbucsfan Says:

    Have to be happy getting two impact players so far. Was hoping Spence would make it. Now need to find the Kwon like pick or two.

  25. cmurda Says:

    I heart Jason Licht. 2 great picks.

  26. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Now let’s grab Braxton and Nassib

  27. Wombat Says:

    Roberto Aguayo would be a solid pick if he is available in the 3rd

  28. McClorasMaddenDaddy210 Says:

    My bad, mentioned VH3 twice
    I’m excited

  29. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree…I’d spend a 3rd on him as well.

    Flyfisher….after last year’s draft why would you even question if this was “blind pig” find. Licht has appeared anything but blind with his draft choices.

  30. martinii Says:

    THANK YOU, JASON!!!!!!!!!

  31. Tiny Tim Says:

    Oh yea, he comes jameis endorsed. Its a new day in Tampa Bay!!!

  32. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I hope I’m giving credit to the right poster…but I believe it was pick6 who gave us the term…baggage to talent ratio.

    Licht has clearly figured out this ratio out. He seems to be uncanny at determining which players have REAL problems and which have simply made stupid young mistakes.

    I think Spence’s talent to baggage ratio is fine. I can’t wait until training camp!

  33. Off the Cuff Says:

    Javon Hargrave, Deon Jones, Victor Ochi next round or trade up.

  34. Floridaboybill Says:

    Wide receiver and kicker and all my dreams come tru

  35. ARGH_M8E Says:

    DT Sheldon Day, Adolphus Washington anyone? Or best WR, safety next? Watched every game of Day’s @ ND, beast! I like Braxton Millers upside, and that friggn madden spin move of his;)

  36. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Javon Hargrave^^ another good choice OtC

  37. Topdoggie Says:

    Pot got us our first Super bowl with the gift of Sapp. Now E will give use our second. If this kid stays clean we will be known for a feared defense again.

  38. Skydancer3 Says:

    Wombat, I have to agree with you 100%. Changes are being made yearly (it seems) to the kicking game, and it would be a tremendous relief to have Aguayo behind that ball. He can pin the ball almost on the goal line from kickoff (new rule moves out of bounds from 20 to 25), and he is nearly a guaranteed 3 points from 50 yards.
    People really need to read his story about growing up, playing soccer, moving over to football, the legends he studied, etc. Brilliant, amazing, and ultra talented young man.
    We need to pick him up in the 3rd, then follow up with a DT and WR in the 4th.

  39. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I’m with you and Wombat! I want Aguayo badly. He can put points on the board and his kickoffs will help our D. He is a money kicker! They do not come along every year.

  40. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    We got plenty of room for more guys..Didn’t the bucs release 8 today? I think Kimario is gone too…

  41. cometowin2 Says:

    Boyd’s gone. Braxton Miller!!!!

  42. nick Says:


  43. BUC IT Says:

    I love the Noah Spence pick! It could’ve been a great night if we wouldn’t have moved back into the 2nd round for a kicker. lol

  44. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    This guy will,be harassing Newton, Ryan, and Brees for a long time! FINALLY Poor old G-MAC is getting some help! It took 7 seasons but what the hell! He’s here now. And if we can manage to grab a DT as well to help free up GMC…we need to find a player that will take eat up the double teams so GMC doesnt have to. He should not be the one taking them. There’s still a few good ones out there so let’s go get em Licht. I think we still got one more starter to add to the defense with our 4th rndr. Either a DT or a Safety, there’s still plenty of talented ones left.

  45. Jeagan1999 Says:

    This guy will remind you of Von Miller. Not a huge guy, but a tremendous motor and plays with a nasty streak! If his off the field issues are truly behind him, this kid can be a difference maker!