Koetter “Excited” For Draft Day

April 28th, 2016
Geeked for tonight.

Geeked for tonight.

Joe had a hard time sleeping last night. Lots of things to get geeked about. There is a Bucs (underwear) practice this morning and then there is the draft. It’s draft day! Merry Draft Day!

It’s not just fans who get worked up for the draft. Tuesday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter admitted he too is excited for tonight and the rest of the draft, which will last through Saturday afternoon.

“Yeah, excited,” Koetter said. “We put a lot of work in. Jason [Licht] and his guys have put in a ton of work in, the coaches have put a ton of work in. My first time being in the role of head coach and seeing all stuff on the backside of the curtain over there, all the lockdown and the hours that go into the preparation, the scenarios, the ‘what-ifs’, the trade situations, the medical reports on guys.

“My first time watching a hundred defensive players on tape. I’ve never done that before, I’ve always been watching just offensive guys. I’m anxious to see how it plays out. You look at all those mock drafts out there and it seems like we’ve been going through these mock drafts forever and then the trades and they change them again.

“It really is amazing how excited everybody is and we’re excited too. Excited to see who’s going to be joining us.”

A defensive end tonight, a wide receiver tomorrow, and Joe will be an excited and happy man.

As happy as one can be without the warm embrace of Rachel Watson.

13 Responses to “Koetter “Excited” For Draft Day”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    DT and De and not only will The Buc Realist be happy, but if they hit it will put this team in position to win!!!!

  2. Wes Says:

    In my perfect world, Bosa falls tonight, and then Robert Nkemdiche falls to us in the second, and then he winds up working out like Winston. And we have a DOMINANT line for years to come.

  3. BucscsQcCity Says:

    If we get Bosa at 9, trade back up in 1st and take Spence

  4. BUC55 Says:

    1) Bosa falls to 9 (I assume we’ll take him if he’s there at 9, which very well could happen). I’m not too confident he will be that big of an impact player though

    2) Rankins. This guy is a BEAST!! Super disruptive and gets in the backfield.

    3) Trade back for Doctson or Coleman

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    If we do go all defense on this one, I saw a mock on Bucsnation this morning that would make me very happy for their first three picks:

    1. Noah Spence (DE Eastern Kentucky)
    2. Karl Joseph (S West Virginia)
    3. Hassan Ridgeway (DT Texas)

  6. LordCornelius Says:

    I’m scared of Leonard Floyd but what do I know lol. Just looks like 24 year old tweener without room for much improvement

  7. OneBuc55 Says:

    Leonard Floyd and Nkemdiche…if we can find a way to add these 2 to our front seven seven I’d be ecstatic…Not very high on Bosa or Bunkner…if everyone ahead of us passes on Bosa or Bunker why should we take either of them…

  8. Magic Marpet Says:

    If your head coach wasn’t excited for the draft then I think that would be a problem

  9. Fsuking Says:

    I like this guy Javon Hargrave in the 3rd or 4th. Crazy productive DT who is raw but could play on 3rd down

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We simply have to trust especially Smith & Hayes with the Dline pick, if that is the pick.
    There is no way in the world they would gamble on a player like Floyd unless they were absolutely certain it wasn’t a gamble.
    For me the only impact player in the first 10 is Ramsey. He would be worth trading up just a bit for him.
    Ramsey & Alexander on the defense would set us up for years…..

  11. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard was thinking about posting a comment as “Rachel’s Lawyer” but he knows that Joe frowns on multiple usernames.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    vhg in the first…..ogbah in the second….they go hand in hand…GO BUCS!!!

  13. cometowin2 Says:

    Ramsey with a tradeup or Bosa if the team is confident on him. If not trade back and get Spence and Joseph. Agree with Joe, got to get a top WR also.