No Compensatory Draft Picks For Bucs

January 8th, 2019

A lot of NFL cities have been buzzing this week with news that their teams will get one of those quality extra draft picks the Bucs never seem to score.

In Tampa, we’re celebrating back-to-back 5-11 records and the prospect of a standout new head coach/quarterback whisperer, but no extra picks.

Nick Korte of calculates all this stuff so fans can have a heads-up before an official announcement is made.

In simple terms, if you sign more free agents than those you release who get well-paid jobs in a given offseason, then you get no extra picks for losing the free agents. But if you lose bodies in free agency and don’t replace them in free agency, you can get extra draft picks.

The elite front offices consistently have compensatory picks each year.

Per the OverTheCap data, the Bucs lost Kevin Pamphile to the Titans last year, and signed several qualifying players. So no soup for Jason Licht. In the NFC South, the Panthers will get an extra third-round pick this year, and the Falcons will receive fourth- and fifth-rounders.

22 Responses to “No Compensatory Draft Picks For Bucs”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    No one wants these MF’s. Dam shame I tell you. #YUCS

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That’s okay. Licht always gets us extra picks anyway.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    those extra picks wouldve went to waste because the staff couldnt develop anything but pass catchers…..hopefully we our next HC can develop players…..


  4. Hodad Says:

    Licht get’s extra picks then blows them moving up for the likes of Cappa. Lichts a real genius.

  5. Bird Says:

    Bruce Arians to be announced head coach.

  6. Bird Says:

    Looks like Bowles coming with him.


    Liking it

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hodad, Cappa is going to be our starting right guard for the next half decade or so.

    That and he was a late round pick.

  8. Sunday_44 Says:

    Cappa might not start at RG next year.

    If they do keep Donovan Smith, I would move him to LG and Marpet back to RG.

    We gotta draft Offensive Lineman and Arians is a genius at Free Agency.

    NOTHING is set in stone with this hire

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “The elite front offices consistently have compensatory picks each year.” LMAO Joe, great line. Like you said, “No soup for you.”

    One of the newest draft projections has us picking Greedy Williams, CB, LSU with our pick. They followed that this this line: “The Bucs are a mess on both sides of the ball but their defense has been particularly lacking this season.” Yup, sounds about right.

    And Bonzai, Cappa will be lucky to see the field this year if BA actually does sign. He’s not ready for a starting gig … YET. And he wasn’t exactly a late-round pick (he was drafted in the THIRD RND – 94th overall – and we got that by trading our 4th Rnd AND 6th Rnd picks to Minnesota for their 3rd Rnd Pick).

  10. Hodad Says:

    They gave up a 4th, and 6th round pick to move up in the 3rd round for Cappa. Cappa the guy who couldn’t beat out Benenoch, and E. Smith at right guard. Cappa the guy who’ll be loading trucks at Lowes the next ten years when we get a real G.M..

  11. ben Says:

    WHY is Licht still gm??? why??

  12. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    The 3rd round is a “late round pick”? Interesting. Ol’ Licht Weight may just be saved by Bucco Bruce Arians after all.

  13. Coburn Says:

    It’s a flawed system that rewards the rich amd punishes the poor.. supposed to be the opposite but reality is if you can afford to let quality players go and not sign a free agent to replace them that probably means you have a strong roster and organisation ad a whole from coaches/gm etc. If your teams sucks you probably won’t be releasing anyone of value or even if you do you still are trying to fill many other holes.

  14. jjbucfan Says:

    Hodad-in fairness, Cappa may be RT material- Koetter refused to take Benenoch out, IMO he wanted to get Jameis hurt as one last parting gift to the Glazers, (just kidding…kind of)

  15. Guzzie Says:

    The reason good teams get comp picks is because their GM drafts players that make it thru their rookie contracts, they develop them, are patient, and resign their top guys, and let 2nd level guys go, and those guys sign with teams like the Bucs and mostly disappoint, leading to the loser franchise continue to be losers, only way to fix this is find a competent GM and coaching staff able to develop that talent, the Bucs have incredibly bennie inept at this, the only competent GM coach combo in Bucs history was McKay n Gruden for the 1-2 years they had together, Dungy couldn’t develop an offense, Gruden rode Dungys defense for his last few years and retreads on offense after he got rid of McKay, pathetic

  16. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    If you don’t draft well you’ll never have players that other teams want to sign to big money deals. If you don’t draft well you’ll always be trying to sign players to big money deals. Weird how those two go hand in

  17. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Fireeee Licht!

  18. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Jameis Winston should be drafting the player. Can do no worse than bad GM Licht. Lichts lame duck year coming soon.

  19. BringBucsBack Says:

    …but there are so many ex-Bucs playing around the league!? It is a flawed system, indeed.

    How about rewarding a team with an extra (2nd,3rd or 4th rd.) pick that has had a pick in the top 10 for five years-running; 5 in the last 10 years or you have more than 5 HCs in a 10 year span; a 10 year playoff absence etc…(Looking @u, Bucs)

    To reward strong rosters like the Belacheats, Rams, Atl.,& Car. all regular & recent playoff teams, is ludicrous.

    THAT is a Bucs life!

  20. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    Hoda it was his rookie season n I think koetter did that cuz they were more experienced over talent. I think cappa will be our starter this year n he will flourish

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ hope you are right, Rodney

  22. Jean Lafitte Says:

    This definitely puts McCoy on the trading block now. DJax gone. The Bucs have to shed expense and without draft picks to keep cost down the Bucs will have to spend again in free agency if they want to make significant changes to personnel. Otherwise like always the league hamstrings non competitive teams.