Bucs Add A Fourth-Round Draft Pick

March 11th, 2020

“Thank you, football gods.”

Oh, the ecstasy and elation. Free incredible burgers for everyone.

The Bucs were just awarded a late fourth-round draft pick in 2020, a compensatory pick typically reserved for good organizations who know how to build a roster.

The NFL has a complex formula that looks at lost free agents in a given year and acquired free agents, plus how much they earn and some other stuff, and then awards extra draft picks to the teams who are net losers.

For example, the Patriots landed two extra third-round picks and two sixth rounders, plenty of booty to trade for O.J. Howard and have picks left over.

The Bucs are the only NFC South team that earned a compensatory pick for this year’s draft. You can see the full list here at ProFootballTalk.com.

So what will Jason Licht and Bruce Arians due with that extra pick? Add quality competition for Matt Gay, perhaps? A returner threat sure would be nice.

24 Responses to “Bucs Add A Fourth-Round Draft Pick”

  1. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Please don’t draft another kicker!

  2. Jean Lafitte Says:

    That certainly helps with our cap crisis.

  3. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Why am I still being punished for arguing with you? So petty ..don’t give me this BS that you can’t do anything about it for Christ sakes, you’re the one who put me in purgatory. A life sentence because I hurt your feelings somehow? And the first time ever?

  4. Buczilla Says:

    We are moving in the right direction. If we somehow manage to aquire at least two running backs that are actual threats to opposing defenses, I may just cry.

  5. CPN Says:

    Beef up special teams or draft an RB… maybe… just maybe….

  6. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    >So what will Jason Licht and Bruce Arians due with that extra pick? Add quality competition for Matt Gay, perhaps?

    Jesus Joe NO you don’t draft kickers you sign kickers.

  7. ElBajito43 Says:

    Will just be used on a cornerback

  8. Tom S. Says:

    Joe is absolutely right, good organizations like the Patriots know how to gain extra draft picks while letting go of overpriced free agents while the Yucs sign those overpriced free agents and rarely ever see compensatory picks because they keep signing players to fill the gaps missed by blowing premium draft picks on kickers.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs finally get ONE comp pick, while the Patriots got FOUR comp picks this year alone. Perhaps there’s either something wrong with the system (the rich get richer?) OR Bucs’ GMs have never had a clue that there even is a system.

    In any event, I hope the Bucs use their extra 4th Rnd pick to grab AJ Dillon (6′ & 247 lbs) from BC. Walter Football projects him as a rotational power back & FB, but he’s got some excellent credentials as a runner too (1685 yards rushing for 14 TDs & 5.3 YPC, with an additional 13 catches for 195 yards & 1 TD). Great athleticism for a big guy … did awesome at the Combine, running a 4.53 in the 40, came in 1st among all RBs in the vertical & broadjump & near the top in the bench press. For some reason reminds me a whole bunch of Mike Alstott (blue collar battering ram?).

  10. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Nice DR, I was thinking along those same lines. If either Antonio Gibson or Dillon is there that would be amazing. If there’s any position that can produce out of the mid rounds it’s RB.

  11. Jason Mclaurin Says:

    I’m with drafting a possible FB that can run as well to provide extra protection for our line period pass or run plays. AJ Dillion sounds nice to.

  12. Hethrew 30 Says:

    Shoulda dumped Winston last year and gotten a pick of some kind. A 7th would be money in the bank compared what was invested in Winston vice brought he brought. Which is nothing.

  13. Joe in Michigan Says:

    How would we have gotten a draft compensation pick for Winston? Or are you just saying that because you hate Winston?

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    Thank you Adam Humphries!!

    From undrafted underdog to a millionaire!

    He got us a 4th round pickl!

  15. ModHairKen Says:

    The final piece of the puzzle. Get your Super Bowl tickets now.

  16. Buc believer Says:

    @Jean Lafitte… I feel you brother. I had the nerve the unmitigated gall to question a certain contributor/pal as to how he/she can be a fan of a team in a state not Florida and still write about the Bucs as if he/she were a fan of the Bucs and I also got the perpetual moderation tag. Been there ever since. I too have received the “it’s not my fault it’s a robo excuse as well. Price we pay for stepping on toes.

  17. geno711 Says:

    By Round:

    Round 3: Texans (No. 97 overall), Patriots (98), Giants (99), Patriots (100), Seahawks (101), Steelers (102), Eagles (103), Rams (104), Vikings (105), Ravens (106)

    Round 4: Buccaneers (No. 139), Bears (140), Dolphins (141), Redskins (142), Ravens (143), Seahawks (144), Eagles (145), Eagles (146)

    Round 5: Broncos (No. 178), Cowboys (179)

    Round 6: Patriots (No. 212), Patriots (213), Seahawks (214)

    Round 7: Giants (No. 247), Texans (248), Vikings (249), Texans (250), Dolphins (251), Broncos (252), Vikings (253), Broncos (254), Giants (255)

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I thought it was Kwon who was responsible for the comp pick….perhaps it was a combination of Kwon & Hump…..it’s complicated.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Defense Rules. I don’t even wanna know how it works but I know Rog and these Dbag billionaire owners that it’s always about getting richer. TV ratings and marketing Tom Brady staying a Patriot is a way they can. NET LOSES?! Pat’s didn’t get past first round, we’re giving them four picks. I don’t wanna know how it works but I can tell it’s obviously BS in some way.

  20. MTM Says:

    The NFL is giving out mulligans to the hapless Licht. They gave it with specific instruction not to use it on other “idiot kicker” to quote PM.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    aj dillion or lamical perine….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. jjbucfan Says:

    Humphries- 37 catches- 374 yards- This 4th isn’t for him. A little different without JW3 throwing to you, huh? Just sayin’- Maybe we can get him for 4 mill a year after the Titans cut him.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Someone brought up JW. If he does leave as an FA would that be a nice comp pick for next year?

  24. Will Says:

    I’m liking the size and skills of AJ Dillon. Although I haven’t seen him block I know he can run between the tackles and even get outside for big gains. I’m seeing him as a Legarrette Blunt, Derrick Henry type. Paired with Rojo and maybe a quick shifty guy our RB stable would be A LOT better than its been for years.