“With The 13th Pick In The Second Round… “

February 25th, 2020

“Yes Mr. Glazer, I cannot believe it either.”

If this ever happened, Joe would be a very happy man and soak himself in Bromosa Tangerine Ale from his good friends at Big Storm Brewing.

Over at NFL.com, Chad Reuter decided to throw together a three-round mock draft. In the second round, Rueter has the Bucs selecting Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins.

Frankly, Joe cannot imagine the Bucs getting Dobbins with the 45th overall pick. If Robbins lasts that long, that tells Joe he got pinched the night before with a pocketful of left-handed cigarettes.

If Dobbins is available at 40, Joe would hope Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht would trade up for him. Joe’s a big fan of Dobbins.

49 Responses to ““With The 13th Pick In The Second Round… “”

  1. BucsFanFromSaintsLand Says:

    Love him! My second favorite back behind Swift.

  2. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I’m torn between D.K Dobbins, J.K. Robbins, and J.K. Dobbins.

  3. 541BucsFan Says:

    A lot of good options in the 2nd Round. Safety, OL, RB. Really just depends on what happens in free agency.

  4. Jean Lafitte Says:


  5. Buczilla Says:

    I’d rather have Dobbins in the second than Swift in the first.

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Kid reminds me of Emmitt Smith a little.

  7. JP_09 Says:

    High draft picks should not be used on a RB or DB in this draft give Rojo and the young DBs time to develop, hell we’ve given Winston 5 years. Only exception I would say is S if J Evans has not fully recovered, otherwise bring in vets on lesser deals like the Andrew Adams of the world to fill out depth and add competition. In case you haven’t noticed we need a QB, D-Line and Oline help right now (this could change after free agency). Even if Suh and JPP are brought back a DL should be taken early. RDs 1-3 should be a combo of QB, OL & DL no particular order just depends who’s there

  8. Big O Says:

    First 4 rounds: Safety, OT, Edge, WR.

  9. Destinjohnny Says:

    I think the kid from LSU is. Better

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m a big fan of J.K. Dobbins also because he’d be an excellent complement to Rojo IMO. But I’d pick him in the 2nd Rnd only if we’d already fixed our OLine by that point, either via FA or in Rnd 1. Without the beasts in the trenches, it doesn’t matter who’s in the backfield; their chances of succeeding would be greatly diminished.

    Would also love to see the Bucs draft A.J. Dillon, the RB/FB from Boston College (6′ & 245 lbs), in about the 4th or 5th Rnd. Lots of potential for use in our running game.

  11. Todd Says:

    Curious which, if any, of the highly rated available running backs are also team captains.

    You know how the God Emperor loves his team captains.

  12. Matt Says:

    I would also love to see us sure up our trenches in the 1st 3 rounds and draft a receiving back and a bigger back later on and completely transform our team into a power running/play action team. Imagine if we doubled up on 2 big mean o linemen in the draft so we Can bring in a 6th linemen as a tight end and have a power running game. I like the high flying 400 passing yards a game but not at the expense of 3 turnovers. There’s nothing better than getting 4 yards on a 3rd and 1 when everyone in the stadium knows you’re going to run and they can’t do anything to stop it. Godwin is an elite blocking receiver and Howard is sat TE also. This team is 2 offensive linemen away from being a juggernaut!

    Let’s keep this front seven in tact on the defense and start building youth on the offensive line this year and the dline next year. I like how the doubled up on corners last year and I expect the same this year on the offensive line.

    I also expect another pass rusher who is looking for a big payday like Barrett to come sign here for a good price and light the world on fire. Todd Bowles is fun to play for, he’s making Tampa Bay a good place to come make a name for yourself.

  13. martinii Says:

    I constantly hear this rule formulated in some fan’s imagination that in today’s style of football that it’s stupid to draft a RB in the first round. I believe you draft for need. Now that may be a QB, OT, DT choose your poison. The few of us that feel a running game has merit do so because of the player available and the position we are picking in the round. Think back over the years and see how many great RB’s you can name from Rd 1, in a minute, now name as many OT’s during the same time frame. IMO if top RB available take him.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    If a top RB is there, you take ’em. Whether we “fix” the OL or not, a RB has to have the vision and instinct to hit the holes. Right now none of our RBs have demonstrated this.
    The run-game is equally dependent on competent RBs.

  15. BucEmUp Says:

    Why so everyone can keep crying about the online? Rojo was getting really good chunks before he was replaced by third string rbs. Put him in the game and let him.learn how to pass block better. Draft trenches

  16. WhatTheBuc Says:

    Its simple. Don’t put the cart before the horse. Build a line that can run block 1st then worry about the RB. Personally I believe Rojo would be fine if he weren’t getting hit in the backfield every other play. It doesn’t matter who is back there if you can’t block.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    I get what you guys are saying about OL and I don’t disagree. The holes aren’t always going to be there. You need a back that can create their own and/or break tackles. I’m OK with an upgrade at ANY position.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    DT & RT first two picks……or a QB

  19. JP_09 Says:

    We literally don’t have a RT as of today so I would say that’s a priority over RB

  20. JP_09 Says:

    Now if we can lan Conklin in FA the it’s a different story, that’s why draft talk is just speculation prior to FA

  21. Allbuccedup Says:

    Javon Kinlaw 1st pick Patrick Queen 2nd pick do not need safety, O-Line, Running Back totally fixed.

  22. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Keep building the trenches @ 2…the running backs are adequate …the OL is consistently blown up on running plays…

  23. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    JP, you notice how you are the only poster saying we should blow one of our top 3 picks on a QB? Ain’t gonna happen bruh! Sorry man but you are going to have to hold your nose and watch Jameis lead the Bucs to the playoffs next year.

  24. JP_09 Says:

    @TDTB trust me if Jameis is here starting I’ll be rooting for him

  25. Stanglassman Says:

    Dobbins is a stud. Every time I see him run to me he looks like a polished NFL back who happens to be in college. I think he will be the best back out of the gate.

  26. Nosetackle Says:

    Am I the only one who sees his O Line opens up some huge holes for him ? Not saying he’s not very good but I think Arians could run behind that line. Just sayin.

  27. Matthew Fifer Says:

    Dobbins is the RB pick for me (if we end up taking one as we probably should). Even though he had a pretty solid second year, he was not happy with it so he went vegan and put on like 22 pounds of muscle then just destroyed when he was on the field this past season. He is a beast and doesn’t settle for good, he wants to be great, and changed everything to do it. That’s a level of dedication we could use.

    You know…instead of like another particular player who after every game says “I gotta get better” in his presser, only then to not actually show any effort he’s gotten better and then claim “he’s ballin” after finishing the season with 6 picks in 2 games.

  28. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    No rb can be successful when dodging defenders in the backfield

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It would be a wasted pick. We could have a young Adrian Peterson and he would not be used enough in this offense.

    We simply have bigger needs at this point.

    Besides, Joe wanting a RB at the top of the draft has become tradition. Why change that? lol

  30. Matt Says:

    Rojo is solid he had a lot of big runs called back this year. If we hit on a dominant lineman we may be talking about extending our pro bowl running back RJIII this time next year. No more free agent linemen, we’ve had very bad luck and if we have to pay another 9m+/yr salary to a linen we will be in salary cap hell next year. If we can come away with say Wirfs/Beckton/Willis and Jackson from USC and double up we’ll be in great shape having Cappa as our 6th man. Don’t be shocked if say that trio I just mentioned and Kinlaw are gone if we don’t trade back and grab extra picks and trade back up late in the 1st round And come away with 2 1st rounders. We need to stockpile cheap depth for all the big $ contracts we’re about to shell out.

    I always liked what the Ravens have done. They always stockpile 3rd rounders and consistently have cheap depth and the frequently hit big on a solid player who is rotational in their system but leaves in free agency gets paid well and nets the Ravens a nice compensatory pick.

  31. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Dobbins scares me as a high draft pick. So much of his production seems to be the product of the scheme. I’m not football whiz or anything just my 2 pennies.

  32. Hodad Says:

    Your all forgetting unless we sign a FA QB who’s got more then 2 years left in him, or resign Jameis again, we’re going to need to draft a 1st, or 2nd round QB. We won’t have any clear draft picture until the QB position is taken care of.

  33. Stanglassman Says:

    Nosetackle- BA has more rushing TDs at quarterback than Michael Vick for VA Tect. so maybe Dobbins is better than you think.

  34. Pewter power Says:

    If the Bucs are going to keep captain turnover they better make sure they’ll get production out of the run game with update like dobbins and o line because they only way too prevent Winston from 3-4 interceptions per game is to limit his throws. That is the key to Winston the only answer to solving that riddle of why he makes so many stupid decisions.

  35. Guzzie Says:

    Antonio Gibson from Memphis is my favorite RB, 11 ypc 19 yards per reception, hes a WR/RB, low usage in college, also a great returner, hes also 6’1 223, hes a young David Johnson, YouTube him, he also has great vision and cuts like a smaller guy, 3rd round is his projected round

  36. stpetebucsfan Says:


    As usual I think a lot like you. I think a big mean RT in the first round would be terrific unless we eliminate that need with an FA. Given all your warnings about our cap…my desire to sign EVERY defensive player…I do not see how we can afford a major OT FA…probably need to draft one…then get the best RB available and hope a QB remains in the 3rd.

    And hope that QB in the 3rd can be the next coming of Rusell Wilson or Dak Prescott. In fact Prescott went in the 4th round and yet he put up almost identical numbers as our top pick in the entire draft…except of course for the INTs.

  37. Craig Says:

    The Bucs could trade down in the 1st round and grab either McKinney or Delpit. The safeties behind them are far behind.

    Then they can have two picks in the 2nd round. Dobbins and then a QB, Fromm is preferable to me.

    3rd round RT

    4th round IDL

    5th… O-line

  38. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    I can imagine manbeast Mekhi Becton in the 1st, and Dobbins in the 2nd.

    Then I wake up and come to my senses and Gump picks that kicker from Valdosta State in the 2nd.

  39. Mark Says:

    With their love of Ohio State recently, and the fact they have an aging running back and an injury prone running back, if he’s still in the board in the second round,I can’t see the Redskins passing on him.

  40. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    It’s a good thing you’re not a gm man!! Mr let’s pick Johnny Manziel!! …. Dude Johnathan Taylor is the guy you want!! Dobbins goes down to easy and spends to much energy in his movement! Johnathan Taylor is the one who should be named Cadillac cause that dude is smooth as hell!!

  41. View from 132 Says:

    Unlikely when two power running teams finished in the top 4 this season. Running the ball is back in style.

  42. Cobraboy Says:

    A Dobbins/Jones “committee” would be excellent.

  43. Matt Says:

    A QB Watch out for is Nate Stanley. Watch his USC game tape. He showed it all in that game, resiliency from an early blind side fumble and big throw the next play, a big arm, good touch and great deep ball accuracy. We need to use our compensatory pick for Kwon to move up and get this guy if we need to.

    Craig, we really hope Justin Evans comes back strong and stays healthy this year and if he does we will have a helluva duo back there. I’ll pass on Delpit, he misses too many tackles and takes poor angles! If we have to go safety I say Antoine Winfield Jr. He’s a ball hawk and has NFL pedigree. He’s a little on the short end at 5’10 but has great instincts.

    We’ve had success with small a school guys so I’m sure we’re looking at Safety Kyle Duggar who is expected to run in the 4.44-4.5 area at 6’ 215-220!

    Guzzie – Gibson is a beastttt lol If we can get him and a big linemen we can really add an attitude to our offense that we’ve been missing since Alstott retired.

    I trust our coaching staff we had a helluva draft last year, even our late draft picks contributed and I think we’re in for a surprise this year with how good Scotty Miller can really be.

    We made a commitment to attitude when we drafted Vea over Derwin James
    so let’s follow thru and get the All Behemoth Team.

  44. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @joe i needed that laugh this morning with your left handed cigarettes comment.

  45. Adrnagy Says:

    No need. We have rojo

  46. This Guy Says:

    Dobbins would be an absolute steal at our pick in the 2nd round.

    My bet is that someone trades up to the back of the 1st to take him between 28-32. That way they can lock him up in that 5 yr deal.

  47. james west Says:

    i would rather have taylor

  48. firethecannons Says:

    #1 Mekhi Becton
    #2 JK Dobbins
    #3 safety or guard

  49. Ship Thief Says: