Bucs Buck History; Pick ILB

April 25th, 2019

New Bucs ILB.

In a passing league, the Bucs decided to hit the way-back button to the 1970s.

With stud pass rushers Ed Oliver and Josh Allen on the board, the Bucs chose inside linebacker Devin White.

Don’t ask Joe to logically explain this.

The LSU linebacker should start right away. In the proud Bucs tradition, they are allergic to pass rushers.

103 Responses to “Bucs Buck History; Pick ILB”

  1. DB55 Says:


  2. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Love it!

  3. adam from ny Says:


  4. Rod Munch Says:

    In 1990 Junior Seau was a RILB, the Bucs skipped on him at #4 and instead took Keith McCants… Seau went #5.

    The Bucs skipped on the guy everyone said was a stud to draft for “value” I guess.

  5. Bucsalltheway Says:

    I love this pick…bucs nation is litty

  6. Tom S. Says:

    Josh Allen was the rational pick. Devin White was the Licht pick.

  7. SkBucssfan Says:

    At least the pick wasn’t a kicker. Licht better Buc his history and nail it in rounds 2-5. Looks like another long year.

  8. Plex Says:

    Looks like they made up their mind and got tunnel vision. Hopefully they did their homework.

  9. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Wow…. well Jason just f’d himself. Hope GMC is coming back

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    A solid TEAM pick.

    Dude will bring the leadership juice to a D sorely lacking.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Maybe because we have to deal with McCaffrey and Kamara twice a year joe. Great pick smart pick. Faster and better tackler than Kwon.

  12. Ed Says:

    Love the pick.

  13. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Damn, Joe’s head didn’t explode.

  14. Greg Schmitzer Says:

    Should’ve been Josh Allen. I’m sure he’ll be good but not better than an edge rusher.

  15. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    This sucks.

  16. Waterboy Says:

    Like the pick!!

  17. Pewter Says:

    Joe you’re the only one who doesn’t understand this pick… really starting to think you are Tmax…

  18. Jsmalls Says:

    Do good defenses have bad MLB’s?

  19. Isaac haggins Says:

    Just lowered your salary cap by 7 million and could have gotten a third from Giants if you had a talented GM …….. What a gaggle if bumbling Meat Heads !!! What are the Glazers Thinking !!!!

  20. BucAllNight Says:

    Let’s Gooooooooooooooo!!!

    EXACTLY what we needed!!

    Lee please turn in your resignation papers lol

    Go BUCS!!

  21. DooshLaRue Says:

    We got a player Joe.

  22. Jimmy Says:

    I wish I could fast forward to next year to see Licht get fired.

  23. Sailor Jerry Says:

    Always finding the negative.

    All of the network experts must be wrong.

  24. Buc4life7878 Says:

    Maybe because we have to deal with McCaffrey and Kamara twice a year joe. Faster and way better tackler than Kwon. Love it!

  25. Old School Athlete Says:

    Totally support this pick!

  26. Waterboy Says:

    Take 1 of the 2 ILB’s in the 1st and a D-lineman in the 2nd.

  27. Isaac haggins Says:

    Licht couldn’t get green out of a dollar

  28. Darin Says:

    Hope White has a great career. Also stunned they didnt take Allen. Hope White tears it up cuz i know Allen will. Dont like it but I have faith in Bowles

  29. LJS4th Says:

    How many times have we heard “we need an edge rusher” Josh Allen sitting there and we take White? Bucs SUCK!!!

  30. Bucs4821 Says:

    Seau said he wouldn’t play for the Bucs

  31. Kevin Says:

    White is Awesome. It is surprising they didn’t value Josh Allen more, but if the Raiders, Giant and Jets didn’t want him either there must be something there.

  32. Warren Says:

    Dude I can’t take the year in and year out stupidity of the people running this team. How to play great defense: get pressure. These guys know no more about this game than a lot of the fan base.

  33. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Think I’ll sit this season out. Is it 2020 yet?

  34. Mord Says:

    I hope anyone in the vicinity of Lee is wearing earplugs and a spittle shield

  35. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    It was a good pick, he will be a stud for years to come.

  36. Anonymous Says:

    Luke Kuechly sure seemed to help the Panthers defense.

  37. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I really like the pick….but now I sense that Josh Allen is gonna be an incredible player cause that would be so Bucs.

  38. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I really hope this doesn’t turn into a “could’ve had Derwin James situation” if Allen becomes elite.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  40. CitruscountyBUC Says:

    Luke Kuechly sure seemed to help out the Panthers defense.

  41. Bucco Bruce Says:

    Arians said “ you don’t draft for need you draft best available or get fired”. Prepare to get fired then because you passed on the best Edge player in the draft and the 2nd best interior lineman for a LB that will have the same problems as his predecessor. I can’t believe they burned a 5th pick on this guy. Best LB in draft sure but in the weakest LB draft I have seen in a long while. Speed counts for nothing when you don’t have the awareness and metal prowess required for a top Mike LB.

  42. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Great pick. Will be best LB in division soon.

  43. R.O. Says:

    Said long ago.. Josh Allen was not a guaranteed top 5 pick. Giants traded JPP and got shedded Olivier Vernon and still passes on Josh Allen. So stop with the we passed on a DE.

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    This crowd would gladly take Gaines Adams over Luke Kuechly, I mean value man, value…

  45. Isaac haggins Says:

    Below mean Value every every every time with this Meat Head GM ……. Whites a good player , that’s a given but Licht is beyond clueless as a GM , someone get him a magic marker and a piece of cardboard for a Dale Mabry Intersection !!!!

  46. Bosch Says:

    Joe you have been consistent in your opinion that a pass rusher is first priority. Despite your disappointment, I am sure you will be pulling for White to be great.

  47. theodore Says:

    LSU defense ranked 26.

  48. Fb Says:

    Was reading Bowles likes to blitz the A gap. Between he and Lavonte, that could keep qbs guessing. Also could help stop Kamara and McCaffrey. Wasn’t really confident in the rest op the options, and it’s too early for a lineman that will take time. Trying to keep optimistic

  49. fail Says:

    Horrible pick just horrible! Passing up Josh Allen. Now the Jags pass rush just got even more crazy insane! Bucs are idiots! I am done with this team!

  50. Isaac haggins Says:

    Licht Just held 3 aces and folded . What a Clown !!!!

  51. Bosch Says:

    One other comment. Players that the Bucs draft from LSU tend to be great pros. Much more than say…Clemson.

  52. MadMax Says:

    Love it…..relax Joe’s….dont act like he’ll never rush the passer because he will…..pull your head out of your butt…

  53. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Again, Like the pick. But if he’s the same or only slightly better than Kwon it’s a busted pick. Even if we do get value. Elite or bust.

  54. Fb Says:

    Lowest bust potential of the options available. Safe if not sexy

  55. J Says:

    Logic evades you Joe’s in the face of FULL BLOWN, IMPACT PLAYER REALITY, LMMFAO!!! So glad you’re not a coach, scout or anything other than a social media reporter, lol! When White lights it up next year you’ll all look like fools!

  56. Pete I Says:

    Why would anyone ask Joe to logically explain anything.
    White in cowboy boots and owns his own horse…sounds like America’s Linebacker…

  57. Piratic Says:

    Bye, Lee.

    I wonder what it will take to get you back.

    Personally, I’m bummed you’re gone.

  58. CitruscountyBUC Says:

    He is a BUC now joe…gotta get behind him no?

  59. Chip Chipperson Says:

    Gain a middle LB lose a buccaneer journalist. You’ll be missed my friend.

  60. Mord Says:

    I honestly think this will turn out to look like a good pick. And I haven’t been entirely thrilled with many previous ones

  61. Craig Says:

    Hopefully this means Lee will be off the podcast moving forward. A huge extra bonus with the great pick!

  62. BucAllNight Says:

    We passed on Luke Kueckly and didn’t F it up this time.

    White next to LVD will be sick.

    So Happy that BOWLES will be coaching him

    We will get DL and G in the next two picks RELAX!!!!

  63. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    So will the Clueless Joe who doesn’t understand the 3-4 d now resign like he mentioned?

  64. Jeffbuc Says:

    Man this just stings Oliver and Allen were there for us and we take a midddle linebacker. Why didn’t white pull a hammy before his forty. He was a top 15 pick before he ran a 4.4. I’m pissed and over it. This will backfire for sure. Oliver will be the next Donald. And Allen will ha e 13 sacks this year. And are pick will be ok but here we go again next year is when he will put it all together. Middle linebacker is a hard position to master. In his second year in this defense he will master it and be a stud. And 4 years later the 49rs will sign him to a big contract and we will have nothing. Josh Allen to Jacksonville unbelievable. I hate Licht he is the demise of this team.

  65. Chris K Says:

    He’s the best to come out at his position in a while. Let’s stop complaining about it and root for this kid to have a great career here in Tampa! My$ says he’s a pro-bowler by his second year at the latest!

  66. Nano107 Says:

    Best player on board
    Better than kwon
    Joe and his pass rush love affair
    There is a ton of pass rushers in this draft
    Pick Polite in 2 rd and we good
    He’s a leader that’s what we need

  67. Cobraboy Says:

    There is a reason Oliver and Allen are dropping.

    @ Pete I: “America’s Linebacker.” I like it.

    Passion. Confidence, top production, incredible talent, speed and athleticism. Owns two horses and never missed a class.

    We now have a REAL Alpha at MLB.

  68. Nano107 Says:

    Jefbuc is an idiot for wishing him to get hurt

  69. Chip Chipperson Says:

    i know i dont post but wtf at least i’m not a poster boy for type 2 diabetes

  70. Isaac haggins Says:

    You should hv easily gotten a third and still got White that’s the problem, stop it with the Giants didn’t offer crap before it starts , The Bucs have a GM that has no , Notta, none , blank savyness !!! To the Glazers GM is not a scout it’s a a slick ass football guy that also is a slick ass business man and a slick ass poker player and Licht is only 1 of those three and that is why he never ever never gets above mean value on the situation. Pick a pick , pick a free agent and I assure you he gets above mean value less than 30 percent of the time and on top of it he is in Cap Hell with that percentage rate . Some one get him a covered wagon so he can sell clear healing syrup to the Glazers . I knew this clown would hv can’t fail value in his lap and yet he would fail . If you don’t think this is a big deal for your GM you don’t understand the line between winning and losing and the record SPEAKS !!!

  71. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I find it interesting that none of the analysts thought it was a bad pick…….Joe knows best (Johnny Football)……..

  72. Anonymous Says:

    Awful pick. Josh Allen & Ed Oliver both on the board.

  73. Jeffbuc Says:

    So pissed and I was so excited about tonight. This guy is going to be a man the Bucs could have drafted this guy instead for the rest of his career. Like how you guys say he has the least bust potential the safest pick. Don’t you think every fan said that about every pick before they became a bust. There is no such thing as a sure pick. If you are going to take a chance take a chance at the most important position on defense. I would have rather us drafted a quarterback and hope we got Tom Brady than a middle linebacker. I hope for everothat I am wrong and he is an all pro rookie. But I don’t see it

  74. JimmyJack Says:

    Can’t wait to see this guy.

    I’ve seen just a few highlights of White and I saw him making unreal plays…….White playing in Bowles defense could be an All Time great move. The cieling with this guy us limitless. I hope White is the hardest worker this town has ever seen and shows us all how great the results can be.

    If you aren’t excited you don’t got the pulsebeat of a Bucs fan!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  75. Brett Williams Says:

    Love this pick! All 3 other teams have stud pass catching RV’s and good slot receivers.you can’t pass on a player like white , who can neutralize these weapons
    Thing I like best is that Joe is losing his s**t! If he drafted our team , we would have 11 de on team. Continually proves their football knowledge is sorely lacking. Way to go bucs!

  76. Tut Says:

    Wasn’t the Colts LB defensive rookie of the year last year?

  77. ManzielMadness Says:

    Should I start looking up the best K prospect?

  78. stpetebucsfan Says:

    And so perhaps Joe can act as our bookie. I want to know the over/under on how many more sacks and QB hits Allen gets than White. It’s not like LB’s can rush the QB. So I’d like to see what kind of number those Allen diehards will give us.

    Given the reaction if Allen doesn’t at least DOUBLE the number of QB hits and sacks of White then something is very wrong.

  79. Cobraboy Says:

    This means Beckwith is done. To bad. He had potential.

    White was a very solid, good pick, best player available by far at a position of need.

  80. Anonymous Says:

    Great pick. Plenty of talent in rounds 2 & 3 for the trenches.

  81. Cobraboy Says:

    Wanna bet a Devin White would not have put up with Swaggy s#!t until the end of the season?

  82. Ed Says:

    Looks a little like Ray Lewis, a horseman, those legs are strong, dude will be a player, you can see it in his eyes, he’s tough. Booger McFarland isn’t one to heap praise like he did on White saying the “Bucs have never had a linebacker that hits like White”. His physical presence will add a toughness this defense has lacked for years.

  83. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Great pick. Safe pick. Need pick. I agree with the Ray Lewis comparisons, minus the murder. This kid is also a leader which is sorely needed on this team.

  84. DB55 Says:

    And 4 years later the 49rs will sign him to a big contract and we will have nothing. Josh Allen to Jacksonville unbelievable. I hate Licht he is the demise of this team.
    This post wins!

    It’s takes courage to draft your third LSU linebacker after the first two get hurt. White’s a cowboy? A hard worker? That’s great, hope he can wrap up Cam and Kamara, mccafrey and freeman. Drafting for need is never good. Do they draft a RG tomorrow?

  85. Isaac haggins Says:

    Btw Arians is a Coach and not a smart one running his mouth about 6 guys

  86. Isaac haggins Says:

    Arians you just cost yourself a third round player with you big fat mouth and if you think it doesn’t matter, we will see about that in November . Glazer Boys nepotism isn’t allowed in many companies , did you not learn with Allen and Gruden !!!!

  87. Bucsfan22 Says:

    Awful pick. Allen and Oliver were on the board. What all you guys commenting about White’s speed, athleticism, etc. don’t realize is that the guy is not a very good player. Stop watching the highlights, watch the full tape on him in a game. The guy can’t get off blocks, and doesn’t attack lineman or close gaps in the run game. He’s a liability on run defense. He has lots of tackles right? Well what’s the point when the RB has already gained 12 yards? Also, he’s a poor tackler. Tackles high, and arm tackles. Mccaffrey and Kamara will run circles around him. But hey, he’s fast and has good measurables, we like that right? Lol at pick 5, this is an AWFUL decision. Guy won’t even be on the team in 3 years.

  88. Isaac haggins Says:

    Dolphins just got above mean value at that position !!!

  89. Cobraboy Says:

    Gosh, Isaac haggins, you sound like Hillary lost…

  90. Hodad Says:

    The Raiders passed on Allen before us for another D end so I guess they didn’t think Allen was the best edge rusher. Pitt moved up in the first round for an ILB so I guess they do have some importance. We got the best to come out in some time in White plus the leader we lack, be happy.

  91. WillieG Says:

    Hahahaha, LD got the sweater for Christmas after all! Hahahaha!

  92. Kord Says:

    Yeah this dude will go terminator mode for us, we will get Jaylon Ferguson next pick, or thornhill

  93. Isaac haggins Says:

    Yes I do because I don’t accept people getting payed 7 figures that just aren’t good at what they do !!! Licht plain and simply lost value that was handed to him, because he isn’t good at what he does !!! He’s clueless and so is Arians as far as the draft , others can keep accepting 25 k performances at 7 figure positions but I won’t !!! I don’t accept Million Dollar pathetic ness and again this isn’t a knock on White it is Licht and Arians not having a clue to running the draft and getting value and Arizona history spelled it out !!! So for duel seven figure buds to lose value again , Helllllll Know I don’t accept that and I’m pissed the F off because I knew it was coming and the owners didn’t !!!
    I wonder if someone said you have to lower your allowable cap # by 7 mil if you draft a mlb if they would agree and pull the trigger !!! Well the Answer is a resounding No so Wilkins , Oliver or Allen better not show out !!! Losers spin it and accept it but I don’t accept 7 figure sloppiness and incompetence!!! And I am 100 percent correct !!!

  94. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Being a blitzing LB playing in a blitzing system…he is a pass rusher.

  95. NOSBOS Says:

    You folks clearly are clueless to what 3/4 is,you’ll see and have a better understanding soon enough. Good luck to ya boy Allen in jville. Most of his clips he’s rushing from the 2 point stance. Marine and co. are about to tell him to put his hand in the dirt. Different ball game. He lacks physicality in his game. I’ll say it again he’ll be this class Biggest bust.

  96. NOSBOS Says:

    Biggest bust. Now please cut and paste my comment for a later date.

  97. NOSBOS Says:

    Worse thing could have happened to Allen was end up at a base 4/3.

  98. NOSBOS Says:

    Oh and Welcome to Tampa Mr. White. Eat ya heart Joe😆.

  99. Austin Eckert Says:

    Idk why I can’t leave a comment. You must really hate that lick

  100. Jason Says:

    Couldn’t even put the young man’s name in the title. You’re an asshole.

  101. Bucsfanman Says:

    Dude was a solid SAFE pick. Whether you admit or not, the learning curve is much shorter at this position. White is an INSTANT starter, plug and play. We needed help in the middle and we got it.

  102. Ed Says:

    Again and again, its been written that Dlineman don’t make an impact as rookies. There is no doubt that White can make an impact faster than a DE can. Allen and Oliver will be very good players but its a different position which is more difficult to learn. The big bodied offensive linemen in the league know a thing or two about blocking the speedy guys which college edge rushers need to learn and get stronger.

    White is already as strong a linebacker as an NFL linebacker with tackling ability that is better than anyone the Bucs have had since Derrick Brooks.

    I believe missed tackles and softness were so apparent in the Bucs defense. Putting White back there will change this defense for the better. Look at what the All-Pro Panther linebacker did when he came into the league. Top rated and he showed his ability right away.

    Bucs don’t have time to develop a young pass rusher that will take 2 years to be dominant. White is 2 years ahead of any D lineman in the draft other than Williams.

  103. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    VERY easy to logically explain this.
    He is a QB for the Defense… a difference maker… a LEADER that will make everyone around him better.

    Exactly the Alpha dog that this defense has NOT had since the Sapp, Brooks, Lynch & Barber days….

    Welcome to TB, Devin White!