Bucs Grab Jordan Whitehead In Round 4

April 28th, 2018

UPDATED 1:14 p.m. – Here comes another defensive back, this time out of the University of Pittsburgh, the Bucs’ third in this draft.

Jordan Whitehead is a converted receiver and running back and is viewed as a hybrid talent at safety or perhaps at nickel.

Will the Bucs know how to use or develop a guy like this? Look for Whitehead to compete for various special teams roles.

Last season, Whitehead, who was suspended for the first three games of Pitt’s season, ranked third on the Panthers with 60 tackles, and he had 142 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. He also was held out of a game by coaches in 2016.

46 Responses to “Bucs Grab Jordan Whitehead In Round 4”

  1. Gencoimports Says:

    Ir looks like the parrot had stage fright. He didn’t say a word.

  2. EA Says:

    Alright now load on O and D line bodies.

  3. Chris K Says:

    Revis’s Cousin. Gotta like the blood line! Film is real good too!

  4. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Mike Smith is gonna ruin all of these guys.

  5. Tom Edrington Says:


    They’re already pretty stocked on D-line….

  6. aussieBucfan Says:

    Kyzir White is a true strong safety not another 5’10 slot guy pretending to be a safety.

    Sorry Jason first error for you..

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Anthony Averitt from bama will have way more impact

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Darrell Revis relative.

  9. Ugh Says:

    If we wanted a Safety why didn’t we grab Justin Reid at the end of the 2nd, especially since the draft is deep with corners?

  10. K_Bassuka Says:

    We should draft Griffin.

  11. KingBuc17 Says:

    Wish we would have gotten thumper Kyzer White one player later?

  12. Marc Says:


    You are going to have to light many candles this evening!

    -Jubilent Bucs fan

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Wow, what a Jackwagon from the NFL Network: “From a fake pirate ship in a half empty stadium, we bring you…” and then the joke of a presentation from this parrot handler. “Is Zsa Zsa the parrot or the lady?” NFL Network asked. What a PR failure for the Bucs, and what an NFL debacle. And the lady looked like an idiot flapping her arms. OMG.

  14. JJBucfan Says:

    I guess we will just play 2 Free Safeties. I’m good with that, would have rather had Josh Sweat or Shaq Griffin but we needed a Safety. I hope this doesn’t mean we are not gonna try to sign Boston. Still want John Kelley in 5th unless Sweat is still around.

  15. JJV Says:

    He was suspended for three games in 2017 for violating team rules. Otherwise looks good.

  16. Roy T. Buford Says:

    As for the pick, the Bucs pick another guy of questionable character. I loved the draft picks til now. I feel like Jason was out drinking last night….

  17. JJV Says:


  18. NFLNut Says:

    Personally, I would have taken RONNIE HARRISON instead of MJ Stewart and ANTHONY AVERETT instead of Jordan Whitehead … but we’ll see what happens!

  19. LongSeason Says:

    Not impressed again. Licht can’t draft.

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Whitehead was a 4 star recruit playing at Pitt, one of their best players. He broke his arm in the Pitt win over Clemson a couple years ago. I like this pick.

  21. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Back to the parrot schtick. I’m a dumbass legal guy, but know you don’t teach a parrot a name and have him give it back under duress in a minute or less. This was a bad PR stunt from the start, not to mention picking a guy who is a joke to start with. Oh well….

    I do like the draft overall.

  22. Joeypoppems Says:

    Dont hate the Whitehead pick. Kind of has a similar skillset to Justin Evans tho. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

  23. Not there yet Says:

    Way too many tv general manager giving draft advice from the couch. Good forbid anyone looking to be in professional sports has any kind of off field issue by choice or coincidence like basically any human being in the world including all of you questioning someone’s character. Your fans so be a fan, when you think about it it’s hilarious people on joebucsfan.com think they know more than our teams scouts who travel the country scouting players much less Jason Licht.

  24. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Longseason…i don’t rave over Licht as a guru, but he’s made some fantastic picks over the past few years. Some clunkers (Aguayo) for sure, but had that guy panned out, Licht would be a called a hero. Still, Licht isn’t as bad as you say though, my two cents.

  25. Couch Fan Says:

    I dont know much about him but after looking him up and reading some, he seems like a jack of all trades type of guy. He did a little bit of everything at Pitt and did it all well. Makes me wonder if the Bucs are going to use him as a K/P returner.

  26. Not there yet Says:

    But I am disappointed we only drafted one running back. Rodgers and Sims can kick rocks at this point, get younger be Scarborough is out there and only competition will get us better there. Can really take Rodgers and Sims seriously with your jobs on the line

  27. NFLNut Says:

    Whitehead may be our starting SS and the 3rd best RB on out team … I’m kidding but not really …

  28. SOEbuc Says:


    “Mike Smith is gonna ruin all of these guys.”

    Boo hoo. Classic Joe talk. We’ve just added tons of secondary depth in the first four rounds, including two in the second. If all these guys bust out or don’t even become somewhat decent players in the next two-three years, I will totally drop to my knees and tell Joe and all his believers that the Bucs “can’t produce young secondary” BS and tell you I was soo terribly wrong and you guys were right. But for now, please, ShutTheF*ckUp.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    This guy can play Safety, nickel, and RB. Good depth is a very good thing for a football team.

  30. NFLNut Says:


    Would I have taken Ronnie Harrison over MJ Stewart and Anthony Averett over Jordan Whitehead? Yes.

    HOWEVER, I LOVE the draft Licht is having and think the Bucs have been DRASTICALLY UPGRADED.

    Licht completely fixed the D-Line with his offseason moves and the Viti Vea signing.

    He massively upgraded the O-Line and running game by signing Jensen, moving Marpet back to guard, drafting Alex “the bouncer” Kappa and adding possibly the 2nd best RB in the draft in Ronald Jones II

    What was left to fix? The defensive backfield and Licht has added Carlton Davis, MJ Stewart and Jordan Whitehead, all three of which could literally start in our horrible defensive backfield, and at the very least give us a lot more quality players and depth.

    GREAT, GREAT, GREAT draft so far!


  31. teacherman777 Says:

    @ Roy T Buford

    I like you already!

    Good points!

    Go Bucs!!

  32. denjoe Says:

    i definitely think the parrot was rated higher!
    a special team guy at best.WTF idiots.

  33. SOEbuc Says:

    5. Another top O-lineman from a D-II school.
    6. Safety
    7. O-line

  34. JJV Says:

    “Good forbid anyone looking to be in professional sports has any kind of off field issue by choice or coincidence like basically any human being in the world including all of you questioning someone’s character”

    I agree. Nothing wrong with being suspended for not one but three games for conduct detrimental to the team. Perfectly normal behavior. It’s to be expected from any young player nowadays. We all good now.

  35. ForgetU Says:

    Some of you fans are a joke! “This is a terrible pick”, “I would have taken this guy”, “should have taken this guy two rounds earlier”, “Licht is awful”. Cry, bitch and moan, throwing hissy fits!!!! You couch potatoes have no clue sometimes!

  36. denjoe Says:

    Safety, nickel, and RB. but good at none ! a 5th or 6th round projection.
    You idiots that like this pick tell me why so many teams that actually WIN passed on him!

  37. NFLNut Says:



    Why did the Patriots pass on Tom Brady over and over and over again before finally drafting him?

    Why the did the Cowboys pass on Dak before finally drafting him only because they weren’t able to draft Paxton Lynch?

    DON’T BE DUMB … the draft is a total crap shoot.

    Jordan is a physical stud, can fly for a safety and can fill in at nickle or RB in a pinch as well as be a special teams ace … it was a quality pick no matter what happens as it’s all a crap shoot …

  38. ForgetU Says:

    The same reason they passed on the turds that you want!

  39. denjoe Says:

    What competent people? idiot!

  40. Bucs Guy Says:

    Duke Ejiofor or St Brown or another OL.

  41. NFLNut Says:

    Shaq Griffin going to Seattle to play with his brother … I’m happy for him!

  42. NFLNut Says:



    Great article:

    Profile: https://www.nfl.com/prospects/justin-watson?id=32462018-0002-5600-51cf-ae1679485bfd

    Note: This is likely Desean Jackson’s last season in Tampa … Evans/Godwin/Watson/Humphries/Bobo/OJ/Brate/Auclair … we’re loaded even without DJax in 2019.


  43. NFLNut Says:


    Watson is a SUPER FREAK!

    At his pro day he put up numbers, that had he been invited to the Combine would have been:

    40 Time: 5th fastest
    Vertical First!!!!
    Bench Press: Fourth
    Broad Jump: Top 10
    Shuttle: Top 10

    PLUS HE’S 6’3, 225 LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  44. NFLNut Says:

    There are now 18 IVY LEAGUERS in the NFL … and the Bucs have three of them …

  45. Mike Johnson Says:

    Good luck with Mike Smith developing anybody. You gotta get him out of his recliner in the pressbox first!!

  46. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    @Mike Johnso

    Don’t tell SOEbuc that, he’ll have a heart attack. According to him, Mike Smith has showed nothing but the best player developing abilities he has ever seen. I mean, he’s giving the corners the freedom to soooo whatever they want. Press, play off, whatever, it’s up to them.
    SOEbuc, you are as naive as a 6 year old girl with a tooth under her pillow, waiting on the tooth fairy.