Finally, A Running Back

April 27th, 2018

Is this the next bellcow back of the Bucs?

In their first of three picks tonight in the second round, the Bucs got USC running back Ronald Jones (full story and video on the home page). Joe has been pumped for this guy for months.

Joe is just going to directly quote an NFL general manager Joe spoke with at the NFL combine in Indianapolis when Joe asked about Jones:

“Fast. Good receiver. Not a pounder.”

Now Joe hopes Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht goes out and signs C.J. Anderson. Then the Bucs will be set at running back.

So far the Bucs are PAC-12 heavy in this draft.

Now, can the Bucs find a way to get a defensive end, say Harold Landry?

19 Responses to “Finally, A Running Back”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    combination of Reggie Bush/Warrick Dunn

  2. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    The first guy we’ve had in years that won’t get caught from behind!!!!!

  3. MadMax Says:


    Get to know your new RB….

  4. darin Says:

    Love the Jones pick! The trade back and Vea was beautiful too. Licht is nailing it. Hopefully 2 or more picks tonight, nail em licht.

  5. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    Psh, really?

  6. Jasonm Says:

    Geeeyaaaa!! Great pick. Rojo. Aka. “He Gone”

  7. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    No need for C.J. Anderson Joe. Jones, Barber, Sims, Redgers. Don’t think signing a 5th RB is that important.

  8. feelthepewterpower Says:

    How can he be a good receiver he virtually had no catches the last three years at USC? He’s also 200 pounds… that big enough to be a bellcow? Nope.

  9. Mitch Says:

    Reminds me of Thomas Jones.

  10. feelthepewterpower Says:

    As an RB you have to be a factor in the passing game in today’s NFL to help keep teams off balance. Jones doesn’t check that box.

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Yikes lol!


    This kid is not going to brake away from initial arm tackles from nfl defenders

    205 lbs pass block?

  12. Gencoimports Says:

    I don’t think he’s big enough to be a bellcow. 15 carries a game max. Hopefully part of a strong platoon.

  13. Wausa Says:

    I think he was going to be a 1st round pick if he would not have hurt his hamstring at the combine. This guy ran a 10.83 100 meters in high school so I am confident he is fast.

  14. Dave Says:

    Excellent homerun hitting RB.

    Great compliment with Barber

  15. Dave Says:

    Got to love all the haters dnd their expertise.
    He’s 4 lbs less than Emmitt Smith.

  16. Rick Says:

    Of course I’m not an expert, but my FEELING is that without one of the top guards or OT (if/when Dot can’t go) not available for us to pick it looks like Jones and our other backs will not have even an average oline to run behind. Keeps our offense 1 dimensional and J feeling he’s gotta win every game by throwing and running wildly and then the turnovers return. Not by any stretch of the imagination do I want to be right on this. Would not have been upset if we used that last 3rd pick we had for rd 2 and move up for Hernandez. Oh well, can only sit back and watch what happens next.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Too small to be a 3down back.

    Which means we’ll go back to predictable run and pass plays based on who our RB is. Meh.

    Would have preferred Guice.

    Really hope I’m wrong though!

  18. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Not a great pick.
    I Live in LA and watched him play MANY times.
    I hope for the best.
    But guys his size are rarely very successful – always exceptions, but they are just that… exceptions.
    I think they reached for need with this guy and will be playing catch up at other areas of need now.
    They had elite talent at DB, DE, and O-line right there. There would have been RBs available later in the round – maybe even Guice.

    This is how the Bucs normally draft and it never really pans out. Licht had turned a new leaf until this pick. Let’s hope for the best and get back back to…


  19. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    see… they messed up with the rb pick. Could have had Guice later and a better CB earlier.

    Back to their typical ways. Reach.

    MJ has character concerns
    And gets beat by speed
    Nice combo.