Geeks: Bucs Will Have Top-10 Draft Pick

June 15th, 2017

Uh, oh.

Joe isn’t sure what AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht or winning Bucs coach (or if you prefer, U2-listening Bucs coach) Dirk Koetter did to the spreadsheeters other than defend Donovan Smith.

But these numberscrunchers must think either Licht or Koetter (or both) urinated in their bowl of Wheaties because they have been rather harsh on the Bucs.

Take this Mike Clay of BSPN. He believes the Bucs will be so miserable this fall, not only will the Bucs have a losing record (7-9) but the Bucs will be picking eighth overall in next spring’s draft.

Of course, not only does Joe think the geeks are wrong, Joe sure hopes for both Licht and Koetter’s sake that is not the case.

But if, God forbid, this happens, could the Bucs be in the running for Saquon Barkley?

22 Responses to “Geeks: Bucs Will Have Top-10 Draft Pick”

  1. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Oh c’mon Joe!!! You just Loooove the “den of depression.” Deep down inside you don’t want to change the name. The geeks actually brought you comfort.

    13- 3 Super Bowl bound Baby!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wow, what a way for Joe to crow bar in “RB is the biggest need” !!!!!!!! That only thing that is surprising is that Joe is not begging the bucs to use the Power I formation as their base offense just like decades gone past!!!!!!!

    They will finish 10 ten, but it won’t be for the draft!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  3. tnew Says:

    I don’t think 7-9 gets them Saquon Barkley. But honestly, if this team goes 7-9 the last thing they will need to do is draft a running back. I know ESPN has a bias against the Bucs since Jameis “jilted” them on draft night by not giving them the first interview, but this is rather comical. The number of injuries that must occur to get to 7-9 with this team are staggering. This is a close knit, talented group. Close knit talented groups don’t have losing records without crazy injuries. I would wager, the Bucs draft position is closer to 28 than 8

  4. macabee Says:

    This is not going to happen, but let’s play along for the sake of a good laugh. If the Bucs picked top 10, IMO, they should target DE Arden Key/LSU or an OT that can start at RT and backup or become heir apparent to LT.

    If RB is on the menu, then target a big power back ala RB Steven Jackson. The Bucs have enough smurf RBs now. I think RB McNichols is going to work out. My choice would be RB Kalen Ballage/ASU in the 2nd round. Ballage is 6-2, 225 with speed – a RB that can break tackles past the line of scrimmage.

  5. darin Says:

    I hope licht doesnt get impatient at 8 and trade up for a running back.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    DE and CB will the top needs for the NFL 2018 draft for the Bucs!!!!!!

  7. Maze Says:

    Listen before the draft Clay had the Bucs passing on Howard for an O linemen who ended up sliding even further down the draft. I told him that would never happen and he argued back with empty reasoning. Let’s just say I let him hear about it after. Yes he’s very much a nerdy number cruncher who is not a fan of the Bucs. I love beating up on the wannabe national media who struggle following the Bucs

  8. Mark Says:

    How does 7-9 rate the number 8 overall pick?

  9. JonBuc Says:

    The NFC South is stacked…and that concerns me. If the Bucs are picking 8th next year, Licht could very well be gone and the Decade of Depression ( in the den ) will continue. Cautiously optimistic the Bucs will continue to improve…

  10. holymoly13 Says:

    Once again the window licking , crayon eating dummies are making predictions during practice times. Let’s wait till the season starts and take it from there. Personally, I think our Bucs will be just fine.

  11. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Lions just signed an OT the bucs should have gone after the bucs OL is very weak

  12. Maze Says:

    Nope Robinson cares more about rap than football. No heart just like the former Mike Williams. Bucs don’t need to be picking up other teams trash

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Macabee – Strangers things have happen, but If Kalen Ballage makes it out of the 1st round – I’ll be shocked. Expected a huge year from the kid. That should catapult him on the national stage. He’s in the Brandon Jacobs/Legrette Blount mold.

  14. Joe Says:

    How does 7-9 rate the number 8 overall pick?

    First thing that crossed Joe’s mind but the details are all in the link above.

  15. DB55 Says:

    The schedule is brutal and the entire season rests on the shoulders of the oline. Does Jameis feel comfortable yet behind the oline (new or old) I say not yet but again wtf do I know?!?

    If Licht can make a play for R. Sherman and a proven Tackle then we might really be a legit contender. Imo.

  16. ImJustHereForJameisNews Says:

    Gimme Derwin James baby baby

  17. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I predict a 7-9 record also, and i’m sticking to my guns.

  18. Bucslife223 Says:

    Jeez I don’t know about you sometimes Joe. Why you even bring and post negative things on to this site. For clicks?

  19. grafikdetail Says:

    watching the Saquon Barkley 1. he looks really good but jumps too much LOL & 2. Chris Godwin is a very tough & willing blocker…

  20. DBS Says:

    So already trying to blame the schedule (which should never be used as an excuse), and give Jameis and excuse before the season even starts. Who would even think that would happen here??

  21. feelthepewterpower Says:

    A 7-9 record doesn’t equate to a top ten pick. The saints were 7-9 an drafted 11th. Hell, the Buccs were 6-10 and drafted 9th in 2016. Geek? No. Dork? Yes.

  22. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    One day we’re getting stories about how all the praise around the league is causing fear of overconfidence….the next day well here ya go…just post it on the bulletin board.