First Round Chatter, Open Thread

April 26th, 2018

Have at it Bucs fans.

We are just minutes away from the start of the draft. It’s not too late for Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to pull off a trade, or maybe for all hell to break loose and see at least four quarterbacks selected within the first six picks.

Bang it here for your first round draft thoughts all evening.

Fun fact: Brent and Miko Grimes are at the Commish/ party. And Derrick Brooks is in the house. Not too late to head over.

423 Responses to “First Round Chatter, Open Thread”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


  2. darin Says:

    Hope Licht took some Xanax this time. Trade back baby!!

  3. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


  4. Pa Privateer Says:

    FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

    This draft is going to be a wild ride tonight.

    Trade back Mr Licht, please

  5. Papa578 Says:

    Time to fish or cut bait Mr. Licht! The careers of several people are depending on you tonight. Get us a quality running back, some secondary help then shore up both lines. Go get us a game changer big guy. Good hunting sir!

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    “With the 7th pick in the 2018 NFL draft…. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…
    Quenton Nelson!!!”

    Please let that be the name called. Nelson along with Jensen and Marpet will constitute the best interior Oline in the league. Backs will have holes to run through – Winston will have more time to find open receivers. Offense will be balanced and lethal. Weapons for Winston will thrive. And the Bucs will have a dynamic offensive – the likes of which this city has never seen nor dreamed of before. We will have an IDENTITY.

    The Defense will feed off the offensive success… maybe – LOL

    Better get a CB at 38 if that’s the way it plays out….

    BPA RB at pick 102 and we are ready to Rock!

  7. Dave Pear Says:

    Miko is at your party?
    Dammit man!
    Now that is a party!

  8. NFLNut Says:


    Bucs WANTS in order if they HAVE TO STAY at #7:

    1. Bradley Chubb
    2. Saquon Barkley
    3. Quenton Nelson
    4. Derwin James
    5. Minkah Fitzpatrick
    6. Denzel Ward
    7. Mike McGlinchey
    8. Viti Vea
    9. Marcus Davenport

    I’d be thrilled with #1-3 … fine with #4-5 and a bit disappointed with #6-7, disappointed with #8 and disgusted with #9


  9. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Watch Cleveland take forever to select! UGH!

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Just get one of the Big-3 in the 1st Rnd Jason. If they’re taken by #7, trade down and get 3 picks in the first 2 Rnds. If you can’t make that happen, take Fitzpatrick or Ward or James or Vea at #7. Above all else, please fill our PRIORITY NEEDS in this draft (CB, RB, OG & SS) with the BPA at the time who meets those needs.

  11. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Yup and then use the #1 on Shaq Griffin because diversity is more important than talent or production, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    In all seriousness, I think Griffin can really play and hope he goes somewhere in the 2nd round or at least by the end of the 3rd round!

  12. MadMax Says:

    Finally, the 1st round!!

    Big Vita or Ward
    or Roquan

    all before Derwin James please….

    a nice trade down option would be great….then get RB Chubb or Jones II if we dont get any other one first. But i know how ish goes for us, so we’re probably landing James at #7 and many will be disappointed.

    Get it done Mr. Light! Good luck with trade offers.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Im ok with Nelson too, but man, so many other more important needs.

  14. Joe Says:

    LOL Not even Roger Staubach can save Roger Goodell in Dallas.

  15. EA Says:

    So much love for Roger Goodell every year.

  16. MadMax Says:

    I predict Darnold 1st overall.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    Strange watching the draft coverage with no former Bucs on the TV panels….

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Goodell needs to embrace his heel character – look at what it did for Vince McMahon.

  19. MadMax Says:


  20. MadMax Says:

    Darnold to NY next?

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Mayfield has 3rd rounder written all over him, seems like a sure fire bust – then again I don’t watch much college football.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    NYG are on the clock. This is a big pick that affects our team. First trade of draft?

  23. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    4 QB’s in the top 6. Book it.

  24. SB Says:

    Looks like some of those smoke screens aren’t smoke screens
    Congrats to Baker Mayfield.

  25. MadMax Says:

    Well, the Browns are known for messing things up, lol.

    But maybe 3 qb’s first 3 picks…..nice for us!

  26. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Let the run on QB’s begin!

  27. SB Says:

    Lets hope so Max!

  28. BigMo Says:

    Thank you Cleveland for being Cleveland!!!!!!!!!

  29. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Baker going #1 only help us. Entice the giants to take Darnold, push elite talent down the board

  30. SB Says:

    NY has to be entertaining a trade right now. Too long if they Knew who they wanted.

  31. SB Says:

    NVM trade is in

  32. MadMax Says:

    there goes Barkley 🙁

  33. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Bye bye Barkley!

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    There goes the Barkley dream.

  35. SB Says:

    There goes the Barkley dream
    Jeesh I said trade. I meant pick. Lol

  36. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Dang. We need 2 more QBs for a nice trade back or 3 QBs for a great player

  37. SB Says:

    Lol JJ we said same thing at same time.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Fine by me, the Bucs don’t need to be selecting a RB at the top of the draft when Ryan Smith and Chris Conte are starting on defense. He might be great, but you can get lots of great RBs all over the place.

  39. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Oh well maybe I’m wrong.

    The Big 3 becomes the Big 2.

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    Chubb dream still alive for now

  41. Defense Rules Says:

    One of the Big-3 gone … still 2 left.

  42. Buc believer Says:

    Crap!!! Another reason to hate New York!

  43. MadMax Says:

    So, Denver might get Chubb if the Browns dont get him at #4? Or maybe he falls to us because Indy will go Nelson.

  44. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Jets probably go Darnold or Allen….

  45. SB Says:

    Darnold to the Jets. Please. another QB to Denver. Hopefully…….How can we land Nelson?!?! Please lord!

  46. JimmyJack Says:

    No trade from NY keeps trading a possibility

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    McCoy just tweeted congrats to Mayfield, but come week 6 “he have to die.” I approve that message.

  48. BigMo Says:

    I bet Cleveland trades it’s pick at 4

  49. SB Says:

    Lol……That is awesome Rod! 🙂

  50. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    Was that a tweet from Geraldini or Lesean?

  51. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Rosen might fall?

  52. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Browns never learn, lol!

  53. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I get the feeling that there is a trade in the works….

  54. Rod Munch Says:

    Darnold has a terrible hair line for a guy that young, he’s going to be bald by the time he’s 25 – thickening shampoo can only take you so far.

  55. SB Says:

    Any bets on Cleveland NOT taking Chubb to put opposite Garrett?

  56. Pa Privateer Says:

    Cleveland needs to take Chubb

  57. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    We are going to get one of the big 3. I promise

  58. MadMax Says:

    Ward? Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Mike Evans GOAT Says:


  60. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Cleveland is Cleveland!

  61. Buc believer Says:

    Yes!!! Thank you Cleveland!

  62. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow… well there goes my pick at #7…

  63. MadMax Says:

    Please dont take Chubb denver…..

  64. SB Says:

    Whooooooooah!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!

  65. Defense Rules Says:

    Ward’s gone, but Bucs’ hope for a Big-3 pick is still alive.

  66. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    What?! Ward!!!??? Hahaha good ol doo doo browns

  67. Rod Munch Says:

    If the Browns want Ward it makes me question my call for the Bucs to take him.

  68. JimmyJack Says:

    Chubb dream still alive. Two QBs left too and maybe a trade!!

  69. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Clevelend sucks!!!!

    If its brown then flush it down

  70. MadMax Says:

    im actually looking forward to some browns games this year just to see how it works out.

  71. Pickgrin Says:

    Holy Crap. Ward to Cleveland is AMAZING for the Bucs!!

  72. Pa Privateer Says:

    Thank you Cleveland, Now there will definitely be a QB needy team coming after the #7 pick

  73. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    I said this was a possibility about a month and a half ago. Browns getting what I believe to be a great player and a future top 10 corner in this league.

    Cmon Nelson! Bring on them Hogs!

  74. BigMo Says:

    Damn, Cleveland still being Cleveland. Just got much better for the Bucs!!!!

  75. SB Says:

    Chubby’s across the Bucs fanbase are still alive. But we just got a Real chance at Nelson!

  76. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Even if Denver takes Chubb and Indy takes Nelson we are gonna make BANK on the QB trade up!!!! Buffalo or Az.
    I want AZ 15 + 3rd +1st next year

  77. USFBUC Says:

    Wow ward was surprising there

  78. Spicoli Says:

    Is it just me, or is Cleveland blowing this draft.

  79. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I thought they were going to get Nelson tbh

  80. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wow! Browns blew it!
    Good for the Bucs!

  81. Tb601 Says:


  82. Destinjohnny Says:

    We lose the saints game and we could have had Chubb

  83. theodore Says:

    Bucs aren’t making “bank” with a trade down. No one behind him needs a QB.

  84. BucEmUp Says:

    Bucs are gonna suck it and pick James

  85. Sweeptheleg Says:


  86. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    The question is now, which Josh will the Broncos take?

  87. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Oh please trade down!!!!! If an offer is there and it is that or Nelson…TRADE DOWN!!!

  88. BobbyBucs Says:

    Wowwww this is going to get crazy!

  89. Pa Privateer Says:

    Chubb and then Nelson means we are going to make mega bank on a QB needy team

  90. Sweeptheleg Says:


    Um yea the bills and Arizona need a qb.

  91. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Nelson or trade down!” Kobe the parrot

    Damn it forrest! You smuck! I know your going to go James

  92. Pa Privateer Says:

    broncos should take Chubb

  93. Pickgrin Says:

    Ward to Cleveland means we either get Chubb , Nelson or control the destination of the 3rd QB!

  94. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Never James

  95. Joe Says:

    Could Chubb drop?

  96. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Cleveland isn’t blowing anything. Dorsey knows what he’s doing

  97. Oxycondoms Says:

    Someone should be fired for letting Winston throw that last second td

  98. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Dang. I hope we trade back. Indy might trade back and leave us Nelson tho

  99. MadMax Says:

    Ahhh!!!!!!!!!!! Chubb!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Mike in LOL Says:

    Damn!!! Bye bye Chubb… cmon Nelson!!!

  101. Pa Privateer Says:

    YES YES YES Broncos take Chubb

    I am a trade down supporter

  102. JimmyJack Says:

    Dang the Chubb dream dead.

  103. SB Says:

    Knew it!

  104. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Dang just lost my Chubb haha

  105. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Time to trade back for the Bucs…..

  106. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trade is looking better

  107. Rod Munch Says:

    People actually thought Chubb was going to fall to #7? LOL!

  108. Baker Mayfield Says:


  109. MadMax Says:

    Nelson to indy, i assume….

    big 3 gone

  110. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Damn, OK, does Indy take Nelson to help out Luck? If so, there are a hell of a lot of QBs to trade up for!

  111. JimmyJack Says:

    We might actually be looking at a trade offer for our 7 pick

  112. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I’m with a trade back right now. This draft is crazy lol

  113. SB Says:

    Now Indy will take Nelson to protect Luck. Worst case scenario for us unless we get a trade which I don’t think we will.

  114. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Will the Colts pick Roquan Smith? Or will they take Nelson and allow us to fleece a QB Needy Bills for a butt load of draft capital?

    Either way, we benefit from the decision.

  115. K_Bassuka Says:

    Oh God, please don’t let us over reach for Nelson….

  116. Pa Privateer Says:

    Yes Colts pick is in……..

  117. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    We are about to trade back. I feel it. Colts could take the LBer georgia

  118. B Coburn Says:

    Yeah… I temember how everyone figured 4 qbs would go top 6 and I thought it was rediculous based on history. I said we’d be lucky if 3 went top 6 and that everyone always overhyped qbs higher than they go

  119. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Looks like a trade or fitzpatrick for us

  120. MadMax Says:

    Licht should be getting calls right now from some QB hungry teams with whats left!!!!

  121. Rod Munch Says:

    If there is anyone to trade back with the Bucs should look into it – but since the teams behind the Bucs don’t need QBs it’s cheaper to trade with them than with the Bucs so I doubt the Bucs move – but won’t rule it out obviously.

    Seeming pretty obvious it’s James – not my favorite pick but at this point not sure there will be anyone else worth taking that high. Don’t rule out Davenport however, that deal of stacking guys, like VH3 and Grimes, well JPP and Davenport are in that same category. Not saying it will happen, but I wouldn’t be surprised either.

  122. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    2 qbs left. Licht needs to tell BUF that ARI is calling and vice versa

  123. Tb601 Says:

    Trade down please

  124. MadMax Says:

    Yep, Nelson.

  125. Rod Munch Says:

    Auman is doing draft spoilers on Twitter, what a prick. I hate spoilers.

  126. JimmyJack Says:

    Here we go guys. Lots of options.

  127. K_Bassuka Says:


  128. Buc believer Says:

    C’mon Bucs trade down!!!!!

  129. Destinjohnny Says:

    Saints game killed us

  130. Gatorkmk Says:

    Be prepared for a name you did not expect – or a treads – RB is not off the table at 7

  131. Guzziep Says:

    Yes get on the phone Licht

  132. unbelievable Says:

    Would be interesting if Licht can get the bills or cardinals to jump up to 7 now in front of the dolphins… seems pretty unlikely though.

    There goes Nelson.

    So we’re taking James I Guess unless Licht can work some serious magic.

  133. theodore Says:

    @Sweeptheleg Um yea no one immediately behind the Bucs needs a QB, so the Bills and Cards can trade with any of them, whomever gives the best deal.

  134. Buc believer Says:

    Licht will blow it!!!

  135. Pa Privateer Says:

    hell yeah, come on Litch Trade that crap

  136. Joe Says:

    So much for the Big Three.

  137. Shaneamarco Says:

    Please trade back

  138. Sweeptheleg Says:

    And thanks for winning that last meaningless game.

    The 3 are gonna over a moral victory

  139. MadMax Says:

    We need to trade back…..



  140. donuts Says:


  141. Kobe Faker Says:

    Come on!

    Kobe the parrot wants buffallo 2 1st round picks!!!!

  142. SCBucsFan Says:

    Please trade down

  143. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:


  144. Pickgrin Says:

    Son of a…..

    OK Licht – time to make some trade magic happen.

  145. Capt.Tim Says:

    I hope we can trade down!!

  146. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Ugh, that hurts. Colts getting a pure beast of a stud of a Guard.

    Trade Down late. Please oh please trade down to make up for the loss of the Big 3.

  147. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Trade with the bills 2 1’s and there 3rd

  148. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    ok, Jason, this is where you make your money. Two QBs are gone. Work the phones. Somebody HAS to come up. Hopefully, the Bills. There is no way we’re getting value at 7 with James.

  149. WeAreLost Says:

    Trade pls

  150. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Let the Trades Begin!!

  151. Rod Munch Says:

    Trade alert…

  152. TBinATL Says:

    Trade down, Licht!

  153. SCBucsFan Says:

    Sweeptheleg I hope they tank every game this year to make you happy.

  154. USFBUC Says:

    Fingers crossed for the trade down

  155. ustabeabuc Says:


  156. Jason Mclaurin Says:

    Big 3 is officially gone. They better not pass on Derwin James at this point the way this draft is going

  157. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I havr a feeling Licht wants out but he isn’t getting great offers

  158. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    TRADE WITH TGE BILLS!!!!!!! Hell yeah!!!!

  159. EA Says:

    First trade of the night ladies and gents, the bucs have traded the 7th overall pick to the bills.

  160. K_Bassuka Says:

    I would love a trade down, but I think it will be James.

  161. Gatorkmk Says:

    Do they always go to a commercial for the Bucs pick –

  162. Kobe Faker Says:


    2 1sts???

  163. Guzziep Says:


  164. JimmyJack Says:

    Dang to the bills

  165. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Yess bills trafe

  166. SCBucsFan Says:

    Trade is in

  167. Spicoli Says:

    Please trade back, please trade back, please trade back

  168. Buc believer Says:


  169. unbelievable Says:


    In Licht We Trust

  170. donuts Says:

    Fitzpatrick or trade down

  171. MadMax Says:


  172. Gatorkmk Says:

    Please be both their firstd

  173. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  174. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Trade with Buffalo!

  175. Capt.Tim Says:


  176. Rod Munch Says:

    You’re not getting 2 1st to move down a few spots, probably a 1st and 3rd would be my guess, we shall see in a minute.

  177. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Whoooooo omfg yes.

    I see the licht

  178. BigMo Says:

    hip hip hooray

  179. Buc believer Says:

    Yes!!! Awesome move!!!

  180. Pickgrin Says:

    YES!!! Trade w/ Buffalo!!!!!!

  181. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Hope we got a third too

  182. TBinATL Says:

    YES! Get out of there, Goose!

  183. Pa Privateer Says:


  184. BobbyBucs Says:

    What did we get??

  185. K_Bassuka Says:

    Yes, here we go.

  186. MadMax Says:

    53 and 56 plus our own 2nd…..and #12 YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Big VITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  187. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    YES!!!!!!!! THANK YOU GRACIOUS LORD MY GOD! I will gladly take those 2 2nds!

  188. SB Says:

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  189. Spicoli Says:


  190. Buc believer Says:

    2 second rounders!!!

  191. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Jason, couldn’t you swing both 1st round picks??????? I guess I’m happy though.

  192. unbelievable Says:

    Swapped 1sts and picked up 2nds?

  193. Wilder32 Says:

    Two #2 picks (3 total) gives you plenty of ammo to trade back into the first!!!

  194. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait, two 2nds… #12 and two 2nds, great job Licht.

  195. Pa Privateer Says:

    12, 22 and 65 from buffalo please

  196. donuts Says:

    Nice 2 – 2nd rounders

  197. Gatorkmk Says:

    With 3 twos they can build this team

  198. unbelievable Says:

    *two 2nds

  199. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I’m freaking out yesssssssss

  200. MadMax Says:

    Thank you Mr. Licht!!! Great move!!!!

  201. Shaneamarco Says:

    Ok Licht, don’t blow any of those on a kicker.

  202. Pa Privateer Says:

    Trade the #12 to the Patriots for their 23 and 43

  203. Boise Buc Says:

    I like the trade! In Jason we trust!

  204. Rod Munch Says:

    Cleveland paid off for the Bucs, Denver was set to trade their pick but then Chubb feel unexpectedly. Thanks Cleveland!

  205. Gatorkmk Says:

    They really only lost 3 spots – at most – because Allen and Rosen will go before 12

  206. delson Says:

    Gave up our 2nd too? Damnit licht

  207. unbelievable Says:

    4 picks in the 1st 2 rounds And we got JPP.

    Nice job Licht.

  208. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Wonder if the Bucs go after Josh Jackson at 12?

  209. Rod Munch Says:

    Three #2’s is awesome, that’s 2 corners and a safety or RB! Now the Bucs can take James if there’s there, if not they can take Davenport. Love it!

  210. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Great Trade Licht!!

    Picked-Up Two 2nd Round Picks!!

  211. Pickgrin Says:

    James, Minkah, Vea, McGlinchy, Josh Jackson are all reasonable possibilities at #12

  212. Pa Privateer Says:

    I am loving this

  213. LUVMYBUCS Says:





  214. Pa Privateer Says:

    trade #12 now

  215. USFBUC Says:

    I love the trade back! Should land four solid contributors in the first two rounds.

  216. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Even the most dedicated Licht bashers got to respect that trade.

    Wow this is great.

  217. BucEmUp Says:

    Fitzpatrick, Davenport, Michel

  218. delson Says:

    Nvm 255th thats what 7th round?

  219. Pickgrin Says:

    How about a run on LBers about now… LOL

  220. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Fitz and best RB in 2nd

  221. JimmyJack Says:

    James, Fitzpatrick, Davenport, Hernandez, Guice still on board

  222. JimmyJack Says:

    Round 2 should be a lot of fun now

  223. gilhealy Says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we grab the OT out of Georgia with one of these picks. Or McGlinchy outta Notre Dame. I wouldn’t mind Hughes from UCF thrown in.

  224. david majercin Says:

    HELL YA pick
    12 and 2 extra 2nd rounders!

  225. Day1BucFan Says:

    We will use the three second rounders to trade up for michel

  226. Pa Privateer Says:

    Licht Please trade out of the #12 and get a couple more picks

  227. Pa Privateer Says:

    holy balls this is setting up to be another trade for the Bucs…..

  228. JimmyJack Says:

    The Bucs might trade back into the end of the first. Might be worth watching

  229. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Trade back to 15 with Cardinals (take Josh Jackson at 15) and get another 2nd round pick…..OL, RB, S

  230. feelthepewterpower Says:

    I was hoping they’d get two firsts and a second, but I’ll settle for that considering a team like the Broncos could have traded the pick to the Bills had the browns not selected Ward.

  231. gambelero Says:

    Several people noted that this draft is so deep that the two seconds are better than the 22. Great trade.

  232. SB Says:


  233. unbelievable Says:

    Yes Arizona just moved up for a QB!

    This is awesome.

  234. Pa Privateer Says:

    Cards trade up to 10….its a QB

  235. SB Says:

    Awesome Indeed UB!!!!

  236. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    They can get james minkah or vea then get guice in rd 2 and ucf corner and griffin from ucf

  237. Rod Munch Says:

    Fitz or James will be there at #12…

  238. Pa Privateer Says:

    I would happily take DT Taven Bryan or OG Hernandez

  239. BucEmUp Says:

    Fitz, Davenport, michel

  240. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trade again…..if possible….

  241. unbelievable Says:

    We can grab a corner, running back, guard and safety in the top 2 rounds. Or a DT.

    I’m giddy.

  242. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We can get Minkah or James…..@ 12!!!! & 2 2nd rd picks…..WOW

  243. gambelero Says:

    I just typed this, “If Miami passes on Rosen, we should move back again.” But the Raiders beat us to it.

  244. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Please Please land corner J. Jackson at some point

  245. MadMax Says:

    Crap…..Miami might take Big Vita!!!!

  246. Pickgrin Says:

    Either James or Minkah will be our pick. Hopefully we get our “choice” which will be James.

  247. Kobe Faker Says:

    James and tradeup for gruice

  248. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Anyone else need a QB…..let’s trade with them…

  249. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Please be one of these!

    DE Marcus Davenport
    DT Vita Vea
    OG Will Hernandez
    RB Derrius Guice
    RB Rashaad Penny

  250. Pa Privateer Says:

    TBBF yes all day,

    Trade 12 to NE/Pitts for more picks. They both need future QBs

  251. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Could it be davenport ?

  252. Pa Privateer Says:

    Bucs on the clock….trade that bugger

  253. Rod Munch Says:

    I didn’t like James at #7, but love him at #12 with two 2nds.

  254. BIGz Says:

    Guice could be play.

  255. JimmyJack Says:

    On the clock baby!!!


  256. MadMax Says:


  257. Pickgrin Says:

    James it is. The guy we would have picked at #7 if forced to pick then.

    Nice job Jason!!!

  258. MadMax Says:



    Come on Mr Licht…..DO IT!!!!

  259. Easy Says:

    God please don’t draft Derwin James. Harold Landry or Will Hernandez please!!

  260. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Gonna be Derwin

  261. SB Says:

    Prolly James but I hope it is Bryan or Davenport, PUUHHLEEEEAAASE!!!!

  262. Jeagan1999 Says:

    How bout trading w/ Patriots for 23 and 31st picks?

  263. gambelero Says:

    1-9 for James, hope we trade down again

  264. DBS Says:

    Please no James.

  265. Sweeptheleg Says:

    No James

  266. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Yep its James another FSU Bust this sucks

  267. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Great trade. This is a deep draft with starter potential players. Bucs will get 4 of them.


  268. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I would do that Jeagen

  269. Bird Says:

    James ?

  270. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:


  271. Buc believer Says:

    With Fitzpatrick gone I say we should trade down again.

  272. Pa Privateer Says:

    DT Bryan
    OG Hernandez
    CB Not James

  273. ColonelAngus Says:

    Second time they went to commercial on our pick! No respect for Cleveland South

  274. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Nobody to trade with all qbs gone

  275. SB Says:

    Here we go guys!

  276. Rod Munch Says:

    Not sure Vea is a good fit for the Bucs – he doesn’t seem like a 4-3 tackle, isn’t a pass rusher, hope it works out but seems like a 3-4 guy playing out of position which is often a disaster and makes him a 2 down player.

  277. TampaBayAllDay Says:


  278. Pa Privateer Says:

    Woohoo Vita Vea!!!!!!!!

  279. Jeagan1999 Says:


  280. Buc Neckid Says:


  281. Pickgrin Says:


    Trench Warfare!!!

  282. SB Says:


  283. MadMax Says:

    OMG….i just came!!!!

  284. Defense Rules Says:

    Wow – wow -wow – wow – wow. Vita Vea.

  285. MadMax Says:


  286. DBS Says:


  287. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Woooooooooooo lol


  288. SB Says:

    Deepest DL in the NFCS at least now???

  289. Bird Says:



    McCoy nervous ? Changing of the guard ?

  290. TampaBayAllDay Says:


  291. BucfaninMi Says:


  292. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  293. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! Theygot the players I’ve wanted for three months!

    Right off my wishlist!

  294. MadMax Says:

    MR LICHT, YOU ROCK BROTHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  295. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Hahaha suck it FSU homers

  296. Tony from Los Angeles Says:


    Licht just flat out gets it. It’s all about the trenches. The rest will fall into place.

    FIX THE TRENCHES, FIX THE BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. SB Says:

    Deepest DL in the NFCS at Least!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  298. JimmyJack Says:

    Alright..We went BIG

  299. TBinATL Says:

    Get some! Love it…

  300. unbelievable Says:



    Let’s go!!!!!!!!

  301. Costa Rica John Says:

    Love the trade. Love the pick Vita Vea. Team is getting better.

  302. Pa Privateer Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Mr Vea!!!!!!

  303. unbelievable Says:

    Lol madmax!

  304. Rod Munch Says:

    Conte and Ryan Smith are still your starting corner and safety…

    Three 2nd rounders, so that’s good, but I don’t get this pick, a two down out of position NT… humm.

    Hope I’m wrong.

  305. SB Says:

    Vea and McCoy on the Inside with JPP on one side and Curry or Spence on the other??????????????????
    Are you flippin’ kidding me???

  306. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    January 7th, 2018 at 10:06 am←


    If both are off the board
    • Bradley Chubb
    • Quenton Nelson

    Trade Down for NT Vita Vea!!!

  307. Baker Mayfield Says:

    He will free up 93 and the DE’s but still not sure.

  308. Pa Privateer Says:

    @ Rod Munch, this guy is massive!


    Big 347 lbs

    Athletic 5.1 sec 40

  309. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Need RT as well need an RB and then corners… unless licht has one of the 5 safeties availabld ready to sign

  310. gambelero Says:

    Saints fear America; they didn’t want to trade with us.

  311. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Trade alert maybe we give those 2 2nds for 14 and a 3rd then take james

  312. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    We better use those two second rounds and trade back in the 1st to get Derwin

  313. SB Says:

    I’m with Mayock. I think it is Jackson

  314. Pa Privateer Says:


    This is a deep draft for CBs and really good CBs in the 2nd round

  315. Mike in LOL Says:

    Still plenty of RBs on the board too

  316. SB Says:

    Which is worse for us than the Saints taking Davenport.

  317. B Coburn Says:

    Well woth how good and deep our line backing unit is he will definitely help free them up… Aldo I know this question keeps getting asked but could this finally be the official start of moving to a 3-4. Not likely to experiment in a win now year so very doubtful but.. yeah frees up our 3 linebackers timake plays. We’ve definitely shorn up run d. Bet Buckner is happy to go to work.

  318. Pa Privateer Says:

    This will probably be QB Jackson

  319. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Rotation – Rotation – Rotation
    LDE Vinny Curry | Noah Spence | Will Clarke
    LDT Gerald McCoy | Mitch Unrein
    RDT Beau Allen | Vita Vea
    RDE Jason Pierre-Paul | William Gholston

    Que: The Jefferson’s Theme Song

  320. SB Says:

    Lol…………Seems as if some of us know more than these analysts!

  321. Pa Privateer Says:

    Saints took Davenport?!?!?!?!!?!

    That is a lot of Capital for a project

  322. Pa Privateer Says:


    Don’t forget Stevie T could be in that mix depending on his offseason

  323. gambelero Says:

    stop with the trade the two seconds, very little separation from 25 to 70

  324. Ludicrous Speed Says:

    Great Value!!! Actual trade value would have been the two second rounders plus Buffalo’s 22nd pick in the first round, but we get their 12th pick in the first round instead. A little fleecing on our part! Great!!!

    Anybody remember the last time we traded from 7th back to 12th in the first round? It was 1995 and we got Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks out of that trade. And here we are with another Defensive Tackle at #12.

  325. SB Says:

    Guys………we had no third round pick coming into tonight, Now we have 3 second round picks!!!!!
    Flippin Licht needs to be put in Jail for Robbery!

  326. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Gerald better be ready to put up or shutup…

    No Excuses2018

  327. Pa Privateer Says:

    We have 3 2nd round picks

    Licht will sit and wait for the draft to come to him. In no particular order in the second round


  328. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Vita Vea may not start in the first game, but he’ll be the starter before too long.

  329. Bird Says:

    I think they make another pick in round 1

    Michel or guice

  330. gambelero Says:

    Makes you wonder what the James at 7 people think. I was ridiculed for saying we could trade back to Miami or Buffalo and still get James.

  331. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I love when these kids call Deion sir….

    Cracks me up old man prime..

    I mean that in the nicest way possible 🙂

  332. Bird Says:

    They cloaked vea running 20 mph downfield on a screen

    The dude is 350

    He played special teams

  333. Pickgrin Says:

    Picks #38 + #53 is fair value to trade up as high as #19….

    The 2 picks we got in trade (#53 & #56) could get us up as high as #26…

  334. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – if Vita is starting it means the Bucs blew another FA move on Allen. Not saying that’s a terrible thing, Kwon came in and beat out Bruce Carter after the Bucs gave him a big deal and that worked out OK. But rookie defensive lineman rarely do much. I personally don’t like taking a NT and playing him out of position, it just doesn’t work out historically, but I’d love to be wrong.

    Anywho doesn’t matter what I think, hopefully it works out.

  335. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Do NOT trade up now!

    We can get 3 2nd round draft picks out of this! This could end up being the best draft in Bucs history if we don’t trade those picks away.

  336. DBS Says:

    James is gone. Now get a RB.

  337. Baker Mayfield Says:

    Were done today boys

  338. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says
    “Bonzai – if Vita is starting it means the Bucs blew another FA move on Allen.”

    Given the number of free agent injuries we get, do you really think Allen will last long?

    Allen only got a three year deal, and only the first year in guaranteed. He can be cut next year with no penalty.

    Licht was smart with those contracts. Allen only makes $5m this year.

  339. SB Says:

    Nice info Pick………gonna keep me watching longer! GO BUCS!!

  340. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And, btw…don’t assume they won’t take a good DE also. Vinny Curry can be cut next year with no penalty, which would free up $8m in cap.

  341. Pa Privateer Says:

    Litch is done for the day.

    He is going to watch this play out and reset his board.

    There will be RBs, OGs, CBs and Safeties to be had in Round 2

  342. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    Something tells me Patriots and Bucs are making a trade. Probably for Patriots 23

  343. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Vita Vea = Vince Wilfork

  344. Pa Privateer Says:


    Vince Wilfork with more speed

  345. Jmarkbuc Says:


    One can only hope

  346. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Can’t wait to see what Licht does next.

  347. USFBUC Says:

    @ Bonzai – exactly, I was surprised by the Vea pick but he could be the anchor of our D line for the next decade just like Wilfork was for the Pats.

  348. USFBUC Says:

    Now we just need a RB, CB, SS, and OG. The Bucs could still try and trade for Darby with their 4th and some later picks.

  349. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    USFBUC, I would place RT over OG. In a pinch, we have Evan Smith to fill in if Sweezy cannot play…but we have no one good to replace Dotson…who just got surgery I think.

  350. MadMax Says:

    BIG WILL still there!!!!

  351. Pa Privateer Says:

    well that’s interesting

    Isaiah Wynn is going to play OT for the Patriots

  352. Pa Privateer Says:

    Hernandez won’t get passed the Steelers. The historically draft OL in the 1st

  353. MadMax Says:

    Big Will probably wont make it past the Vikes!

  354. oxycondoms Says:

    will bucs pick rb next or are there enough remaining where they don’t need to use the high 2nd round pick on one

  355. MadMax Says:

    I think Nick Chubb and Jones II will be there with our 1st 2nd…..use one of the others to trade up for big Will and get that LG position anchored!

  356. USFBUC Says:

    @Bonzai – we do need a RT too, I was calling for drafting one last year but Licht doesn’t read my posts here I guess.

  357. MadMax Says:

    I still think for RT, Desmond Harrison will be there in the 4th or 5th.

  358. MadMax Says:

    And there goes my Gamecock…..Congrats Hurst!!

  359. Pa Privateer Says:

    This draft is playing out very well so far for the Bucs needs in the the Second round

  360. Rod Munch Says:

    The Falcons have the ugliest fans in the NFL.

  361. MadMax Says:

    They said Eagles want out of #32…..if Big Will is still there…..hmmm, our 2nd and last 2nd?

  362. Bird Says:

    Some running backs may go soon

  363. lurker Says:


  364. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Dang it Atlanta. Lol. That’s not fair. Oh geez…

  365. lurker Says:

    keep the picks and draft from the depth

  366. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If DE Harold Landry or OG Will Hernandez is there at #6 in round 2, Bucs need to take one of them.

    Second round options:

    • OG Will Hernandez

    • DE Harold Landry
    • DE Sam Hubbard

    • CB Isaiah Oliver

    • RB Derrius Guice
    • RB Rashaad Penny

  367. MadMax Says:

    Yeah, I thought the same spirit76…..we need corners more than OG I guess…and RB….gah!

  368. MadMax Says:

    Yeah, Landry and Big Will have dropped further than I thought. I would LOVE it if Landry is the pick there…..D line FIXED completely!

  369. Rod Munch Says:

    What’s the difference between Lamar Jackson and Quentin Flowers? Watching them play I’d say very little. The Bucs should keep an eye on Flowers with the idea of getting him as a RB, I doubt he gets drafted so no reason not to sign him. But while it would be as a RB, I’d still give him a chance to show a little as a back-up QB, he’s an incredibly exciting player and the type of guy an OC should design some plays for.

  370. Pa Privateer Says:

    Geez there are some great players still unselected.

    DT Bryan
    OG Hernandez
    OT Williams
    WR Sutton
    QB Jackson

  371. lurker Says:

    from greg auman:

    Right now, only one cornerback and one safety have gone in 14 picks since Bucs went at No. 12

  372. Pa Privateer Says:

    Wait what?

    Rashaad Penny?

  373. MadMax Says:

    WHOA!!!!!!!!! PENNY THIS EARLY!! and who was hyping PEnny on here at first? <———

  374. MadMax Says:

    Thought he would go late 2nd though….

    run on RB’s is starting….jit, better get ready!

  375. Bird Says:

    There must be some excellent weed in Seattle

    Penny went before guice and Michel ?

    Bucs may want to pounce here

  376. MadMax Says:

    I want Big Will and Chubb or Jones II…..can this happen?

  377. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs have Ryan Smith and Chris Conte starting, they don’t need to worry about a RB until they fix that.

  378. lurker Says:

    if run on running backs, great players will fall.

  379. oxycondoms Says:

    had a feeling bucs needed to move uo for a rb if there is one that stood out to them

  380. lurker Says:

    bucs should let the board come to them.

    they dont need one of these backs versus other area of need.

  381. MadMax Says:

    Wow, look at Mr. Shazier!

  382. lurker Says:

    great for shazier

  383. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WR Christian Kirk with one of the later 2nd rounders would be a good pick. Lots of TDs, a returner, 3000 yards. 4.47 40 yard.

    Remember, Jackson has no dead cap after this year. Kirk could become the speed guy.

  384. Pa Privateer Says:

    Awesome to see Shazier walking

  385. SB Says:

    I agree with you guys! Awesome to see Shazier walk out!

  386. lurker Says:

    taven bryan taken

  387. MadMax Says:

    Dang, Jaguars are BEASTING at D line!!!! Man!

  388. Pa Privateer Says:


    that Dline is scary

  389. SB Says:

    Jacksonville is going to have a Really nasty DL now!

  390. MadMax Says:

    Hughes? ok…

  391. Pickgrin Says:

    Might be time to move up and get the RB of our choice before there is a run.

    #38 + #102 is fair value to move up to #31

    I would go with Sony Michel if we could manage to snag him. Wouldn’t be disappointed in moving up for Guice, or N. Chubb at #38 either.

  392. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Damn, Hughes was def on our radar… Just cross him off list, moving on

  393. MadMax Says:

    Nick Nelson….cheaper version of Hughes.

  394. Pa Privateer Says:

    Let the draft come to us, we have 3 great picks early tomorrow.

  395. Rod Munch Says:

    Hughes and Cook can now go tear it up together in Minny, now that the Vikings historically don’t know how to party.

  396. SB Says:

    Said the same thing to the Mrs. ARGH! Thinking best RB has to be next!. No needs for any trades right now unless they are Sure a trade up guarantees their ultimate expectations. I mean they are drafting for their jobs and right now Licht is Ahead.

  397. Bird Says:

    Dang. Liked Hughes. Ucf stud. Not surprised he went there Vikings defense is pretty filthy too

  398. MadMax Says:

    Dont want Guice….too much baggage there…..gimme chubb or Jones II

  399. MadMax Says:

    there goes Michel

  400. Pa Privateer Says:

    Dang it there goes Michel

  401. SB Says:

    Bye Bye Michel!

  402. Bird Says:

    Dang. Belicheat knows how to draft better than anyone

    Michel was my favorite running back.

  403. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    At this point, the risk of taking Guise is worth it in the second round, provied he doesn’t get taken here by the Eagles.

  404. lurker Says:

    eagles trade to ravens

  405. lurker Says:

    will hernandez? lamar jackson?

  406. lurker Says:


  407. MadMax Says:

    and there it goes…..2nd round for us to ponder for tomorrow

    Gimme Will, Gimme Chubb…..(or Jones II)

  408. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Awesome! We have some good options at 3

  409. lurker Says:

    5 qb’s go in first

  410. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, I was right. Only 2 QBs taken before the 7th pick.

  411. lurker Says:

    cleveland will take hernandez

  412. MadMax Says:

    ^ yeah probably

  413. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Guys still left on my wishlist:

    • DE Harold Landry
    • DE Sam Hubbard
    • DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

    • DT/DE Breeland Speaks
    • DT B.J. Hill

    • CB Isaiah Oliver
    • CB Christian Campbell
    • CB Josh Jackson
    • CB Greg Stroman (returner)

    • LB Shaquem Griffin

    • QB Logan Woodside

    • OG Will Hernandez

    • OT Orlando Brown

    • RB Derrius Guice
    • RB Dimitri Flowers
    • RB Nyheim Hines
    • RB Phillip Lindsay
    • RB Akrum Wadley

    • WR Christian Kirk

  414. SB Says:

    LOL Mooch just called Steve Smith, Steve Young!
    SMDH…..too much

  415. lurker Says:

    still, vita vea, jpp, 3 seconds

    for dropping back 5 spots, and a third rounder


  416. SB Says:

    ^^wow is right!
    Go Bucs!

  417. lurker Says:

    *well 2 seconds

  418. NFLNut Says:


    IMHO the Bucs won the 1st round, absolutely won it over every other team!

    Licht got a King’s ransom for #7 as I said he would if the “Big 3” were gone, and he drafted a Tongan beast in Viti Vea! Just pure genius!

    Now, I made it clear I would have been “disappointed” with Vea at #7, but to get him at #12 with two freebie 2nd rounders? PURE GENIUS!

    I also think it’s 100% obvious if no trade offers came in, Licht would have taken Viti Vea at #7, as when the #12 rolled around both Vea and Derwin James were still available and Licht took Vea … so … Licht got two 2nd round picks and still got the exact player he would have taken at #7 … JASON LICHT DOMINATED THE 1ST ROUND!


  419. NFLNut Says:


    Now, with the (3) 2nd rounders … I’d expect us to take 3 of the following 5 positions: RB, CB, OG, OT or SS

    I honestly wouldn’t be all that surprised if Licht refuses to draft a safety if he plans to sign either Tre Boston, Kenny Vaccaro or Eric Reid.

    If we are going for trench warfare, how about Will Hernandez + Nick Chubb + Orlando Brown? I’d be cool with that trio of 2nd rounders.

    If we’re going defense heavy, how about Joshua Jackson + Ronnie Harrison + Anthony Averett. I’d be okay with that trio as well.

    Regardless, Bucs fans should be thrilled with GM Jason Licht and more excited for the 2nd round than they were for the first … and oh yeah … ya’ll should know to trust me … Saquon, Chubb, Nelson or trade down for a King’s ransom … it worked to perfection just like I said it would!


  420. lambchop Says:

    So bummed that Sony Michel is gone!

  421. Oxycondoms Says:

    Licht says that but they very well might’ve drafted Fitzpatrick if he were still on the board

  422. lambchop Says:

    We gotta get a DB next and since my man crush, Sony Michel, is gone we gotta get the speedy and shifty Nyheim Hines. Forget Guice, he has not impressed me with his play. One cut move, one spin move, and he had a pretty lackluster combine. Ronald Jones – no thanks. Get a DB first and then get Nyheim Hines or vice versa depending on draft board. He can be our Alvin Kamara – kick returns, RB, and out in the slot.

  423. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Need to land Isaiah Oliver, CB, from Colorado. He js going to be the best corner whwb akl is said and done. Has the size to matchup with Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, etc. for years to come.