Now Go Get That Damn Edge Rusher

April 28th, 2016


Joe is good with the Buccaneers’ pick of Gators cornerback Vernon Hargreaves at No. 11 overall, but only, only, if the Bucs now go out and bag a defensive end.

The talent injection at DE is necessary. The ghost of Simeon Rice needs to get the hell out of town.

America’s Quarterback-endorsed Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence is still on the board as the second round begins Friday night. Manbeast Oklahoma State pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah, 6-4, 273 pounds is there, too.

Both players visited One Buc Palace in recent weeks. Ogbah even told NBC Sports Radio the Bucs were pursuing him.

Tampa Bay has loads of ammunition to trade up, courtesy of an extra fourth-round pick by virtue of trading down with the Bears in the first round.

The Bucs have the eighth pick of the second round.

Make it happen, Mr. Licht.

41 Responses to “Now Go Get That Damn Edge Rusher”

  1. Aristotle Says:

    I’m all for Ogbah! Let’s get him!

  2. rayjay1122 Says:

    Hopefully one will be there when we pick. I hate having to wait until the 8th pick. Hopefully there is not a run on pass rushers.

  3. Bird Says:


  4. cometowin2 Says:

    I would prefer Spence. Must get him, Ogbah or Dodd.

  5. Rrsrq Says:

    Spence, Ogbah or Dodd, i know, cometowin2 just said that

  6. 1trubuc Says:

    I want us to get a DE immediately! But in no way do I want us to give away our coup of an extra 4th to only select our targeted player two spots back. I thought this to be a very confident GM move, now dont screw it up by trading it away. I’d rather we target an extra player of need say a Saftey or WR?

  7. feelthepewterpower Says:

    the only question is…does anyone want him before we pick and/or will anyone trade up to get him before us..if we want him that bad.

  8. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Man, their is still quite a few great players coming in round two..

  9. Brent bull/buc Says:

    I hope we could get one of those 3 de without trading up. Glad we didn’t take Floyd! Hargreaves grimes cb’s next year. Spence ayers at de next year. Both position upgraded. Now we have depth too!

  10. Stanglassman Says:

    Top 2nd round choices for the Bucs not necessarily in order :
    1.Spence DE
    2. Ogbah DE
    3. Dodd DE
    4. Rarren Reed DT
    5. A’Shawn Robinson DT
    6. Chris Jones DT
    7. A. Billings DT
    8. Cyrus Jones CB/S
    9. Correa DE
    10. Jonathan Allen DE
    11. Tyler Boyd WR
    12. michael Thomas WR
    13. Sterling Shepard WR
    14. Cody Whitehair G

  11. cspann Says:

    Stats and measurement wise I like Ogbah. However I am partial to Dodd

  12. ndog Says:

    The problem Is about 4 teams in front of us need edge rushers as well. Won’t surprise me if we miss on Dodd, Spence and Ogbah. Cleveland, Titans, Ravens just to name a few.

  13. Lunchbox Says:

    I’d hope we get Spence with our second. I’d be fine with Ogbah or Dodd too, but if Spence is there I hope we take him

  14. Dave Says:

    Spence, Dodd, Ogbah
    3 damn good DEs left.

    I wanted DE first but taking VH seems correct now because of the massive run on DBs. Apple gone. Neal and Joseph gone. Etc…

    They must get one of the 3 I mentioned. I am partial to Dodd

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We are going to get a good player even without trading…..either at DE, DT, WR or S……
    I know this would be a surprise…..but MaKensie Alexander is there as is Von Bell….
    Someone will be in the market for Ragland & Jack before we pick…..or a TE, QB or Oline…..I think the chances are really good we get a DE.

  16. Buc Ray Jay Says:

    I’d like to see Spence/Ogbah next but after…
    Then trade back into rd 2 and get Jeremy Cash from Dook (sorry hate the Devils lol) but that kid can ball.

  17. Lunchbox Says:

    Hopefully one of the teams ahead of us takes Myles Jack. I’d say we should get him if we played a base 3-4 but we’ll be in 4-3 plenty too and we already have Kwon. Maybe word is going around the GM’s that his injury is worse than previously thought. Then maybe someone grabs one of the other WR’s or DT’s. Hopefully one of the 3 DE’s will be there for us.

  18. pete Says:

    I was horrified with the pick!
    Hopefully DL and more DL the rest of the way!

  19. salish_seamonster Says:

    It’s gonna be DE, DT, or S.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    OMG Joe if you say Spence is from “Eastern Illinois” one more time I might have to kill you. IT’S EASTERN KENTUCKY!!!

  21. Dave Says:


    Pass rush!
    Pass rush!
    Pass rush!

    Jack is dropping because, like Jaylon Smith, looks like he may not even play this year. They said his meniscus is torn from the bone. PASS. They need players to start now.

  22. nate123455789 Says:

    We need to trade up for sure

  23. Getaclue Says:

    We signed Daryl smith which is the perfect stop gap till Myles Jack is healthy

  24. cometowin2 Says:

    I’m glad that Licht didn’t trade back into the first for Spence, Ogbah or Dodd but I dont see them lasting till our pick with the needs of the teams ahead of us. Don’t blow this.

  25. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Man Even if there are no big time de we could get a big time dt we or safety. We could move up late 2nd or 3rd for Calhoun or nassib. If de gone there could still be Shepard bell or billings/reed. We need those positions too. We could get Hargreaves billings Calhoun or Hargreaves Shepard nassib. It’s gonna be fun to watch.

  26. cometowin2 Says:

    Spence and Shepard. Will have to trade up for both.

  27. muvlodge Says:

    They need to trade away whatever they need to get one of these three. We need impact players and we need them yesterday. I don’t know about anyone else but I am not sold on McCoy be able to stay healthy either. With that in mind they definitely need to add a DT but only after a DE, unless their board has a DT they cannot pass on.

  28. Chris Says:

    I honestlyy think Dodd has the most potential out of the three. But i will be happy with any of them. They all have the capability to be 8-12 sack a year guys i think.

  29. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The Bucs need to get to Cleveland’s pick at the top of the round, period. If that means giving up their highest 4th rounder then so be it. Jon Robinson has Licht’s number in this draft and knows exactly who the Bucs want, and his team Tennessee is sitting pretty at the second selection of the round. He’ll nab Ogbah in a heartbeat. Licht better be wearing his big boy pants and doing whatever it takes to get to the top of the round.

  30. DC_BUCCS_FAN Says:

    I’m all for whatever it takes to get Spence & Shepard

  31. Tbbucs3 Says:

    First round would’ve been to high for spence. I’m all for grabbing him in the second. If Jack and Ragland are there might have to consider them to and Ashawn Robinson is way better than Soft Rankins. He will be the Ej manual of DTs, good senior bowl with average tape. Sweezy will maul him in the run game for twice a year now. Also hope Licht has some receiver plans this draft.

  32. Espo Says:

    How about draft a brick wall to make up for allowing the Saints to pick Rankins?

  33. Ocala Says:

    If be happy with any of the big three left at DE but I don’t want to trade up at this point.
    The DT talent left on the board is ridiculous!
    Andrew Billings from Baylor is a top half of the first round talent and still hasn’t been drafted.
    With a qb or two being picked before us I am confident we are going to get a very talented defensive lineman at the 8th pick in the second round.

  34. DonJohnson Says:

    I’m all in for Spence. If he goes than Ogbah, Bullard or a safety like Von Bell.

  35. AC Says:


  36. MarineBucsFan Says:

    I say stay put and take best available Dlineman on your board. I want nothing more than to grab one of these 3 DE’s. But with DT’s Robinson, Reed, and Billings still on the board, if we lose out on the DE’s we still get a really good Dlineman.

    We could still grab Kaufusi in the 3rd.

  37. MarineBucsFan Says:

    That’s 6 really good Lineman, we will get one. Unless they have a WR or S rated above any of those 6, but I am having a hard time seeing that.

  38. 813bucboi Says:

    plenty of great dline available…billings, chris jones, ogbah, spence, dodd, carl nassib, jon bullard…we will be just fine…in licht we trust…GO BUCS!!!

  39. Mike Johnson Says:

    We got 7 teams who pick ahead of us in the 2nd rd. I suspect 2 of the top 3 DE’s left will disappear. Maybe even all of them. We shall see. Nothing should surprise any of you when it comes to the Bucs. Noth..thing!

  40. David Says:


  41. Sumo Says:

    Go get Kevin Dodd. He is the best DE coming out of the draft. Mark it down.