Get Him!

February 23rd, 2018

Full-court press.

Well, given today’s events, it appears that a prominent NFL cornerback will hit the free agent market in 19 days.

And when the legal tampering period open March 12, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht needs to be all over the agent for soon-to-be-ex-Rams corner Trumaine Johnson worse than Joe would be with Rachel Watson if she invited Joe to share her hot tub.

The Rams today traded for malcontent Chiefs corner Marcus Peters. And as the NFL’s No. 1 Twitter rock-thrower, former Bears scouting director Greg Gabriel suggests, it’s all but a done deal the Rams won’t tag Johnson.

Johnson will be 28 on opening day.

It is beyond clear to Joe, at least through two seasons, the current Bucs defensive staff cannot develop a young corner — Joe sure as heck hopes to be proven wrong at some point. So drafting a corner is akin to throwing away a valuable asset.

Instead, the Bucs need to acquire veteran corners to confront this pothole. And Joe has not moved away from his call to trade for Pro Bowl corner Aqib Talib.

The Rams are really walking out on a ledge here with Peters, but that is not Joe’s concern at all. Joe’s focus is on the Bucs improving. And with the unknown status of stud corner and free agent Brent Grimes, the Bucs must be proactive not only to cover themselves in case Grimes retires or signs elsewhere but to improve the defense by acquiring corners. Veteran corners.

Licht needs to discreetly coerce Bucs players to begin a hard sell on Johnson to get him to Tampa. Hey, players selling the team to free agents worked with DeSean Jackson.

83 Responses to “Get Him!”

  1. Wausa Says:

    I agree Joe, but I want his teammate; Lamarcus Joyner S, even more.

  2. DanBucsFan Says:

    I would have rather traded for Marcus Peters like the Rams are about to do the kid is only going into his fourth year so we would have him locked up for cheap plus he’s got two pro bowls and one All-Pro season already… But I will settle for Johnson. WAKE UP LICHT AND MAKE SOME MOVES!!!!

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    KC Chief fans on my Twitter TL crying like newborn babies..I would take Johnson over Peters anyways..

  4. Greecosuave Says:

    Make it happen Licht! And still get Grimes back too

  5. Joe Says:

    KC Chief fans on my Twitter TL crying like newborn babies..I would take Johnson over Peters anyways..

    There is a reason a playoff team with a bad defense gets rid of one of its best players. Perhaps Chiefs fans forget how Clark Hunt suspended Peters in the middle of a playoff push?

    Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    Maybe Sean McVay’s girlfriend will settle Peters down?

  6. Lord Cornelius Says:

    If we get him we better start playing some f*cking press and allow him to be physical with his 6’3 frame.

    He doesn’t fit the typical Mike Smith mold. This is why if I had to guess they’d much prefer Kyle Fuller (who’s still 6’0 but moves better / is more of a schematic fit).

    I may prefer Fuller as well honestly. Probably can be cheaper and is only 26. Potential lock down CB just now hitting his prime that could likely hold the position down for 5 years

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    I don’t see why we couldn’t bring Grimes back on a 1 year send off deal to pad his account a bit more before he hangs them up and then bring this Johnson kid in on a longer term deal. that shouldn’t preclude us from getting one of the higher end DLs on the market and still not kill our cap number.

  8. DanBucsFan Says:

    Licht needs to be on phone with Rams about DE Quinn, he was almost shipped to Kc for Peters. Hopefully Rams would take a couple picks for Quinn. He would sure boost our Dline and be better than anyone we draft 3rd or 4rth thats for sure.

  9. LakeLand Says:

    I rather have Bashaud Breeland over all of these CBs.

  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Let’s sign NFL vet Brandon Fusco to a 1 year deal. Started for San Francisco last year and is a versatile piece who can play center and guard. Can add some stability to our weak interior line.

  11. Joeypoppems Says:

    Get any CB really lol.

    On a side note, it would ease my mind if I knew Licht at least made a phone call about Peters. If the price is what I think it will be then it isnt worth the investment imo.

  12. Joeypoppems Says:

    And Ive read reports that the Rams might actually tag Lamarcus Joyner. Seems to be between Joyner and Sammy Watkins for their tag.

  13. Tbbucs3 Says:

    We need to focus on the trenches before we go spending big money on secondary pieces. O-line and D-line. Good teams build from the inside-out.

  14. I Bleed Pewter and Red Says:

    I totally agree with Johnson. Go get em

  15. nate123456 Says:

    no get robert quinn!!!!

  16. LakeLand Says:


    I agree 100%, I have been preaching this for years.

  17. JonBuc Says:

    There’s a lot to like about Johnson…good size, speed and ball skills. He went to my alama mater so I’ve followed him for a while now. There’s a reason the Rams used the franchise tag on him…he’s very good. They simply can’t afford him with everyone else they have to pay.

  18. Joe Says:

    I don’t see why we couldn’t bring Grimes back on a 1 year send off deal to pad his account a bit more before he hangs them up and then bring this Johnson kid in on a longer term deal.

    The Bucs have made very it clear to Grimes they want him back. What are the Bucs are offering? Only one can guess. Does Grimes want to finish his career with the Bucs? Does Grimes even want to return to the NFL? Remember, he toyed with retirement after the 2016 season when the Bucs were 9-7.

  19. Eric Says:

    Which bucs players possess this power of persuasion and what do they have to offer other than loserville for ten years? A lot are probably trying to get out of here themselves.

    Would have to dramatically over pay, but should still do it. As that is the position we are in.

  20. Joe Says:

    Here is one reason Johnson may not even want to be in Tampa Bay:

    Johnson has played for a garbage team for years. He ***finally*** got a taste of what it is like to play for a winner and to play in a playoff game. Does he want to return to a fourth-best team in its own division?

    The 49ers have a need for a corner, look to be on the upswing in a much softer division and have loads and loads of cash to spend.

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    Joe must have been “that” kid in the shopping cart in the check out line…..geesshhh

  22. NFLNut Says:

    I’d be happy with Trumaine, Nickel-Robey, Quinn and Joyner … the Rams have a lot of talent to poach!

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    I would love him…..but will smitty play man press…..we know grimes doesn’t play man press…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  24. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – Solid points. Ultimately, Grimes has to be a willing partner. Assuming he is, signing him as a higher priced FA shouldn’t be prohibitive of us looking to bring in other significant signings as well. Not only because we have a ton of cash to spend, but also because the necessarily short term nature of his deal would mean that the money could be shaped differently with the contracts for other players. I’m no capologist, but there’s certainly a way to make it happen.

  25. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Plunder the rams roster as much as you can. Smash n grab Quinn and Johnson. Sign the honey badger if he comes free for SS. Sign a young center and guard. Draft Vea @7…combine Will move him up.
    At this point you have added serious power to the D. Draft rb next or cb with 2nd pick…for me much as i love #TRENCHWARFARE I’ll take Michel there. Now Jason can work his magicwith the rest…he’s good at that too

  26. Eric Says:

    c’mon Joe we were only 5 games out of third place.

  27. webster Says:

    Lol buc fans. I just googled trumaine johnson and there are like 7 articles written by local sports writers from various nfl cities stating how this guy would fit. Every city thinks they have a shot at this guy. Teams like the colts, 49ers, bears, pakers, texans etc. Im sorry to burst your bubble but its not as easy as simply licht go and get him. Its going to take more luck than money in order to land him.

  28. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    February 23rd, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    I would love him…..but will smitty play man press…..WE KNOW GRIMES DOESN’T PLAY MAN PRESS…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!
    That’s why i say let GRIMES walk. No more off coverage EVERY play

  29. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs only have so much money to spend. They can’t afford to lockup guys with long term contracts. These guys like Trumaine Johnson are looking for long term deals. Something in the range of 5 years 80 million. These guys are not selling themselves cheap like Goodwill. The Bucs still have 4 core players that will be UFAs in 2019. And they will have their draft picks also to pay.

  30. admin Says:

    Would have to dramatically over pay, but should still do it. As that is the position we are in.

    Probably right. 🙁

  31. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    @Webster…wow!!! I bet no one here has thought of that, you sound a lil trollish. With a name like yours, one would think said prison has some articulation…go read a book

  32. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “DanBucsFan Says:
    February 23rd, 2018 at 2:13 pm
    Licht needs to be on phone with Rams about DE Quinn, he was almost shipped to Kc for Peters. Hopefully Rams would take a couple picks for Quinn. He would sure boost our Dline and be better than anyone we draft 3rd or 4rth thats for sure.”

    Quinn is the most obvious target for us in terms of anyone would should be trying to trade for. I’d think a 3rd rounder could get it done since they really want him off their books

  33. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Hopefully Licht will make a move, but probably not for him. If so, it’ll probably because he doesn’t fit the mold of Mike Smith’s “Defense”. We’ll continue to roll with our undersized corners and watch in dismay as the likes of Julio Jones and Michael Thomas continue to punish us.

  34. webster Says:

    @ wutdabuc

    Obviously you are a new poster who knows nothing about me but in typical uneducated fan fashion you feel the need to opin about something you are obviously clueless about anyway. What the *uck is this is correct.

  35. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    Let us all hardcore Buc fans remember one important thing in ALL the draft/FA articles to be posted here throughout the offseason–Licht was a shoestring away from hitting the streets and polishing up his resume. Thus ALL draft and FA decisions likely won’t entail much thought about future years (the next front office regime picks/cap hits). He needs DIFFERENCE-MAKERS, and he knows it.

    Thus…trade UP not DOWN for Barkley, period! Over-pay Norwell from Carolina (if not tagged), cut Sweezy’s bum-back self ($5.5 mill). Norwell, Dotson, Smith, Marpet, and C/G will do a sufficiently good job for Barkley. He’ll touch the ball 30 times a game, and open up the passing game tremendously.

    Trumaine Johnson would be a good get (at $12 mill per), but Kyle Fuller might come at say $8 mill per instead, plus other FA cuts after the draft at CB! Joyner will be tagged.

    LICHT…playmakers keep you employed in 2019, NOT trading down, building a roster, or picking up more picks, that’s a Year 1 or Year 2 philosophy in your tenure. 5th year in, might not make it to a 6th.

    Go Bucs, be bold!

  36. Oxycondoms Says:

    I’ve noticed in various sports that 28 is about peak age . Not sure if that’s wise money for 1 year of elite service

  37. MadMax Says:

    Get him Licht! Quinn too!!

    Then we trade down, draft Vita or Nelson at 7…..then a RB….man that would change the way we look at the draft big time if we got those two!!!

  38. MadMax Says:

    (or pick Nelson at 7th)

  39. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    My point is you come on here and laugh at us Bucs fans for our opinions yet you spew yours…directly at us? Screw that sir. Who are you? Nothing to me but a fellow Bucs fan, or are you? Go pick the 1 of 7 you follow and leave this Bucs site for TRUE Bucs fans. Good dayto you
    ….Not a new poster. Just rarely post. Follow the clues…

  40. Nick2 Says:

    Thats one thing that Jeff Fisher was good at, stockpiling defensive talent. I like NFLNut’s idea, lets raid the cupboard and lay it bare!! Muahahahaha!!!

  41. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Peters > Johnson….though I wouldnt be disappointed with TJ.

  42. Lord Cornelius Says:


    We absolutely have the funds to sign some FAs and retain all the players we want.

    We could easily put another $30-40 mill per year on the cap from FAs and sign all our players and extend Winston to a massive contract in 2020. Increased cap space + future cuts + the space we have now adds up to a ton.

    $35 mill in spending would be a safe investment. Especially when we front load the contracts so the cap hits are less in future years which is what we typically do.

    Trade for Robert Quinn DE – extend at $12 mill per year
    Sign Kyle Fuller CB – $12 mill per year
    Sign Andrew Norwell OG – $10 mill per year

    We could do that and still sign all our guys.

  43. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Here’s an idea JOE, change the teams name to Manchester United. That way the Glazer boys will spend all kinds of money on players, like they do their other team.

  44. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’m not all enthused and excited about getting this guy. identify your immediate weaknesses and try to fix them. The lines guys. Get that D line right! If you do not, its gonna be a long year. Sure get a back in FA. But please let concentrate on our D line…. THE TRENCHES. Why is it many good teams can come up with outstanding linemen in the 3rd thru 7th rounds and we cannot?

  45. MadMax Says:

    ^ If Grimes doesnt come back…..thats a big one too.

  46. DieHard Buc Dame Says:

    Noooooo Johnson will take $16-$17 mill in cap, we still have extend Marpet and Evans with Kwon and Jameis due soon after. We can grab two corners for the price that Johnson will cost. How bout a young stud like Breshaud Breeland & Phillip Gaines or perhaps even Eli Apple can be had for a 5th round pick at this point. Go get Breeland not Johnson

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    “Ian Rapoport…
    At one point, the #Chiefs were pushing to trade for DE Robert Quinn”

    If the Bucs aren’t on the phone trying to get Quinn then Licht needs to be fired ASAP.

  48. NFLNut Says:


    The one thing that concerns me is that since both Licht and Koetter are trying to save their jobs by having a good 2018, they may IGNORE the future and try to simply go all-out to make 2018 a success.

    What I mean is, I would think the prudent thing for the franchise to do is to extend Evans, Kwon, Ali, Donovan, Brate and even Hump NOW rather than later … however, I’m wondering if Licht will simply let all those players play this year on their rookie deals so that he can spend like crazy in free agency … which certainly could improve the team immensely this year but could cripple the team going forward.

    I think Evans will REFUSE to sign an extension with the Bucs and make the team franchise him in 2019 (coinciding with Jameis’ 5th option year) so that both he and Jameis reach free agency at the same time in 2020 … at that point Evans can tell the Bucs, “If you merely franchise Jameis rather than sign him to a long-term extension, I’m leaving and there’s nothing you can do about it as I’m now an unrestricted free agent” … but I’m quite sure that Kwon, Ali, Donovan, Brate and Hump would all be thrilled to sign long-term extensions right now …


  49. Marc Says:


    We’ve been over this several times. There is simply no point in mentioning an upgrade at DB until the DL is addressed. Any changes made to the DB room will (once again) prove fruitless if the Bucs fail at acquiring/developing a pass rush (once again).

    -Sincerely concerned Bucs fan

  50. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Joe, the Bucs cannot develop a young corner because they put them in horrible situations due to a total lack of a pass rush. Even Johnson would look mediocre with the current state of the Dline.

    The lines must be fixed first.


  51. webster Says:

    @ whatdabuc

    Yea you are new. News flash….i post where ever i d@mn well please and no internet tough guy gonna do anything about it. You see we have many uneducated buc fans such as yourself that will blame licht if we do not sign this guy. I laugh sir because there were as i stated in my post there were already 8 teams posting the same topic as jbf. That is why idiot i said signing johnson is more about luck than money. I usually do not like to really talk to the uneducated rarely post guy because this is what happens. Here is a bit of advise, if you get your feelings hurt so easily, maybe you should stay on the porch like a good boy and stop trying to run with the big dawgs. Bye puppy

  52. LakeLand Says:


    That’s my point, you can’t afford to have 4 of your core guys hit the market at the same time. You can only tag one of them, lock these up now, then focus on bringing in new talent. There is no guarantees these guys will re-sign after the season. If these guys have a good season, they will probably leave for the best contract. It’s not like these guys has been in the league for a long time and has made a ton of money.

  53. LakeLand Says:

    ***lock these guys up now***

  54. NFLNut Says:



    I consider you one of the cap expert guys on this site, so I have a question for you … if Licht really extends our guys, will we have any money at all to spend in free agents, let alone 30-40mil?

    It seems we have $75mil right now and that $12mil could be added in the new season for a total of $87mil.

    However, if we extend the following players at the following figures …

    Donovan: $10mil
    Marpet: $9mil
    Kwon: $9mil
    Brate: $8mil
    Hump: $3mil

    … we’d be down to $48mil

    and our draft picks will probably cost another $9mil or so bringing us down to $39mil

    Also, if we re-sign Grimes ($8mil), Simms ($1.5mil), Pamphile ($3.5mil), Evan Smith ($3mil), McDonald ($3mil), Tandy ($1.5mil), Sanborn ($1mil), McClain ($1mil), Russell ($750k), Glanton ($750k), Murray ($1milk) and Fitzpatrick ($8mil), that knocks another $33mil off and brings us all the way down to $6mil

    $6mil won’t get us anyone of any note … am I way off, or??????

    The above is why in another thread I questioned whether Licht himself will REFUSE to even offer any extensions to Kwon, Ali, Donovan, Brate, etc., and just let them play the final year of their contracts as-is so that he can go wild in free agency and try to stack the team for one year to SAVE HIS JOB?


  55. NFLNut Says:


    I agree … but … if we really do lock all of them up, I don’t think we’ll have any real money for free agents, will we?

  56. LakeLand Says:


    I don’t believe so, we will have to make more cuts, that’s what I’m thinking. It will take more than $55 million to extend ME, Kwon, Marpet, Donovan, Brate. Then you have Hump, also Jameis contract will increase from $3,891,992
    to close to $21 million in 2019 on his 5th year option. We’re looking at $80 million right there.

  57. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    You must be a GMC fan

  58. LakeLand Says:

    They probably are thinking to pickup Jameis 5th year option. Then tag ME in 2019 and re-sign Kwon, Donovan, Marpet, after the season. They have to sign Brate and Hump before the season. They will have to get rid of GMC sooner than later.

  59. LakeLand Says:

    Then they will be able to sign a few free agents to long term contracts.

  60. BucEmUp Says:

    Get him, get grimes, and more importantly get Talib.

    The reason I say more importantly is because Talib will be the only one with the balls to call out the coaching staff about the soft ass cover two that doesn’t work

    I’m betting that no good corners come here without being grossly over paid, then they will underperform ( scheme ) and be called busts and cut along with the rest of the coaching staff in 2019

  61. Destinjohnny Says:

    The players should get him to come on down.
    misery loves company

  62. NFLNut Says:

    ^Thanks, that all makes sense.

  63. Maze Says:

    Should obviously be the box top free agent target. Aim for the best. Anybody disagreeing clearly has and watched him play much

  64. LakeLand Says:


    But the Bucs only have about 30 players under contract now. So we’re talking 20-25 players they has to sign before September.

  65. Maze Says:


  66. JimmyJack Says:

    One way the Bucs could look at their approach is that this draft looks strong with corners. They could decide to adress that position in the draft and may not need to spend heavy on corners if they bring back Grimes.

    We all want DE but it’s slim pickings this year. They may have to get creative to bring in some Dline talent.

  67. JimmyJack Says:

    Ouch Lakeland! The truth hurts.

  68. JimmyJack Says:


    Reguarding your cap talk. I’m no expert about these things but when you say 80mil I’m guessing you talking the collective salaries. But don’t you have to subtract what their collective salaries already are from that? It’s not like we will be adding that 80 number to our current number because they currently are cap hits on the roster already.

  69. LakeLand Says:


    But the Bucs only have about 30 players on their roster that count against the cap. They still have 20-23 positions to be filled that would count against the cap.

  70. LakeLand Says:

    Brent Grimes
    Evan Smith
    Charles Sims
    Kevin Pamphile
    T. J Ward
    Javien Elliott
    Patrick Murray
    Clinton McDonald
    Cam Brate
    Adarius Glanton
    Adam Humphries
    Ryan Russell
    Garrison Sanborn
    Will Clarke
    Sealver Siliga
    Robert McClain
    Keith Tandy
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    Peyton Barber

    These are guys that has to be re-sign or replaced. Right now they don’t count against the cap, But once they are re-signed or replaced they will count against the cap.

  71. JimmyJack Says:

    Yeah Lake…..Hearing that 20-25 number is what made me say ouch.

    Reguardless….I honestly don’t think there is any point to worry a great deal about a cap number that 2-3 years away. There are just too many different things that can happen ove4 that time. Especially if we undergo a coaching change……….Licht has pretty much played it safe in FA which has not provided any result but at least has kept our options open. I think he has to use his resources this year, make a big move or two so he can get this team back on track.

    I don’t see how there’s any other options for him if he wants to keep his job. In one way that’s exciting but it also is very scarry because if he makes bad decisions it will just be another step backwards.

  72. NFLNut Says:

    ^ I imagine Ward, Clarke, Siliga and maybe Tandy, Elliott and either Evan or Pamphile won’t be re-signed …

  73. JimmyJack Says:


    So pretty much when you look at that list the whole 70-80 million of available capspace we hear the Bucs have is BS. Over half of those players you named should be retained. Not sure how much that brings down the numbers but it’s defientaly too much math for me.

  74. BigMacAttack Says:

    Why would any of them want to come here? The money will be about the same anywhere. The Bucs defense was pathetic, much to the credit of lousy Coaches.

  75. JimmyJack Says:

    Nut….I still like Phampile and defientaly like Evan Smith. Both for depth/competing for snaps.

  76. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs are cheapskates. If they weren’t, Jon Gruden would be our Coach. They didn’t offer him enough money. I see more overpaid Swaggys in our future. When they do sign free agents, they get 2 when they need 6. They always have money left because they’re too cheap to spend it. They procrastinate on every major personnel decision and get left with scraps. And you want me to Renew my tickets? Seriously? Have you lost your mind, Jason Licht?

  77. JimmyJack Says:

    BigMac….You gotta think outside the box sometimes. Yeah the money will be the same anywhere give or take but each team has its own situation.

    Just say Julious Peppers decides to come here. It likely may happen because we just signed Buckner. Grimes came here because of the coaching staff as did McClain.

    DJax likely choose to come here because he and Jamies probably formed a friendship.

    Yeah winning absolutely gives the team a lot more appeal and we fell of the map last year. Just gotta let it play out…….One thing about it is that I hear a lot of the player speak highly of their coach and that makes a big difference. Remember Schiano? Don’t think many players were going to be lining up to come play for him when all the players were going public with their displeasure.

  78. JimmyJack Says:

    Hey McCoy has been vocal about us bringing back Bennett and Talib. You don’t think he communicates with those guys? I doubt he would say that if he talked to them and they said there was no way in hell they would come back to Tampa.

  79. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Dang right buddy! Go get him! I’m so stoked Rams got Marcus peters. No more franchise tag on T.J.! He will make our defense thrive and he’s a leader! That’s what we need in our secondary!

  80. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    While your at it bring Aquib back! And then Bennett will for sure wanna come join the fun and request a trade from Seahawks.

  81. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    If they want that defense to thrive like our super bowl defense then it must be done! Spend the money on that defense! Jameis will take a discount if we’re a playoff team I bet!

  82. NFLNut Says:


    Approximately $87.5mil in 2018 cap space

    Cost of Draft Picks = Approx. $8.5mil
    Cost of Re-Signed Players = $36.0mil
    Brent Grimes – gone
    Evan Smith – $3mil
    Charles Sims – $1.5mil
    Kevin Pamphile – $3.5mil
    T. J Ward – gone
    Javien Elliott – $1mil
    Patrick Murray – $1mil
    Clinton McDonald – $3mil
    Cam Brate – $6.8mil (5 year $40mil extension + remaining cheap year)
    Adarius Glanton – $1mil
    Adam Humphries – $2.7mil (5 year $15mil extension + remaining cheap yr)
    Ryan Russell – $1mil
    Garrison Sanborn – $1mil
    Will Clarke – gone
    Sealver Siliga – gone
    Robert McClain – $1mil
    Keith Tandy – $1.5mil
    Ryan Fitzpatrick – $8mil
    Peyton Barber – let play under current contract

    Cap Space Left =$43.0mil

    2019 FA’s early extensions = $23.9mil
    Marpet – $7.7mil (5 year $45mil extension + cheap remaining year)
    Smith – $8.5mil (5 year $50mil extension + cheap remaining year)
    Kwon – $7.7mil (5 year $45mil extension + cheap remaining year)

    NEEDS: (2) DEs, (2) DT, (1) RB, (2) CBs, (1) SS


    SIGN: Malcolm Butler, Carlos Hyde and Star Lotulelei for up to $19.1mil

    REMAINING NEEDS: (2) DEs, (2) CBs and (1) SS


    1st: Minkah Fitpatrick CB … I think Saquon/Chubb/Nelson all gone by #7
    2nd: Ronnie Harrison SS
    3rd: Derrick Nnandi DT
    4th: Josh Sweat DE
    5th: Chad Thomas DE
    6th: Best OG available
    6th: Best OT available
    7th: DJ Reed RS/CB


    2018′ FINAL 53

    QB: Jameis/Fitz
    RB: Hyde/Barber/Simms/Quizz
    TE/FB: OJ/Brate/Auclair
    WR: Evans/Jackson/Godwin/Hump/Bobo/Martino
    LT: Donovan/Wester
    LG: Pamphile/Evan
    C: Marpet/Hawley
    RG: Sweezy/Evan
    RT: Dotson/Bennenoch
    DE: Spence/Ayers/Sweat/Thomas/Gholston/Russell
    DT: GMC/Lotulelei/Nnandi/McDonald
    OLB: LaVonte/Beckwith/Glanton/Bond
    MLB: Kwon/Bulloch
    CB: Butler/Minkah/Hargreaves/Smith/McClain/Elliott
    FS: Evans/Conte
    SS: Harrison/Tandy
    LS: Sanborn
    K: Murray … or Santos or Janikowski
    P: Angerer

    THE ABOVE TEAM still has the exact same O-Line though it has better RB’s … it has better DBs and far better DTs and two new rookie DEs though they are 4th and 5th rounders … I’m not sure Licht will be able to do any better than the above IF HE EXTENDS Ali/Kwon/Donovan/Hump/Brate this year rather than waiting …

    YOUR THOUGHTS?????????????


  83. Phillip Says:

    Do not sign Hyde.. this RB class is loaded with talent all throughout the draft.. likes of Justin Jackson from NW, Kyle Hicks TCU, Mark Walton Miami, Phillip Lindsay Colorado, Justin Crawford WVU. Plus many others I haven’t listed. I’d sign someone to the O line for sure. This line is getting older and not better with age. Highly doubt Minkah Chubb or Barkley is there at 7 unless people trade up for the 4 QB’s.

    I wouldn’t ever draft a guard in the top 10 as it’s not an impact position to the line like LT WR DE CB QB which is why I left out Nelson. Hope for one of the above falls or get a dance partner hopefully and collect more.. This draft is unbelievably weak in top tier talent and more value in rounds 2-4.

    Just my 2 cents