“J.K. Dobbins Show”

March 31st, 2020

First-round talent?

Joe wants the Bucs to draft a running back on the first or second night of the draft; Joe can taste it.

That’s because the taste of watching schlock running backs run to nowhere for the Bucs has gone on for too damn long.

Joe has always been big on Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. But in recent weeks, Joe started to get cold feet. Most of the runs Joe saw of Dobbins, the dude was running through holes Joe could drive his Bill Currie Ford F-150 pickup through.

Holes most good college running backs run through are not often there on the NFL level. That’s why Joe was starting to heavy pant over this Cam Akers because Akers demonstrated he could produce despite playing behind a truly awful offensive line at Florida State.

Joe, however, is back on the Dobbins bandwagon.

In breaking down Dobbins’ film, former NFL offensive lineman Brian Baldinger had several clips of Dobbins getting tough yards — one opponent was no less than Clemson.

Baldinger also had a couple of clips of Dobbins having a nose for green grass, where he would run only to find the hole blocked. Dobbins then bounced outside or cut inside to find daylight and take off.

That, friends, is what Joe calls “vision.”

Is Dobbins worth a first-round pick? No. 14 is pretty high. If Dobbins is still on the board when the Bucs pick at No. 45, Joe would be all over that.

You can watch and listen to Baldinger’s breakdown of Dobbins below.

49 Responses to ““J.K. Dobbins Show””

  1. Destinjohnny Says:

    I think cam is better

  2. Cobraboy Says:

    I’d take him or Taylor in a New York second. The only question is what round? How far will either fall?

  3. Bobby M. Says:

    Priority is o-line….I think there’s a belief there will be quality vet RBs available around training camp. All these top RBs get drafted, somebody somewhere becomes expendable. Freeman from Atlanta seems capable….Lewis from the Titans…another possibility.

  4. mark2001 Says:

    Taylor will be the better NFL back. Wisconsin had a mediocre QB, and one other real offensive weapon. The other teams, including O state schemed against Taylor every game. And he still was the best offensive player among all the big ten players. Not saying he would be there in the second round..but if he is and we don’t pick him, we are being foolish.

  5. TOM Says:

    Dobbins has always been my #1 RB followed by Akers. Take either in 2nd rd. after drafting OT first.

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Dobbins at 14? hahahaha. This isn’t Ohio State and the Big 10 Joe. He’s strong but even if he does find the hole his shake and bake moves will get him killed in the NFL. No Kinlaw and I’d trade way back in the first for Taylor or Akers.

  7. mark2001 Says:

    SOE…I think you have a good plan…would love to see that and pick up another second round pick.

  8. BigZ Says:

    Love Dobbins and Swift.

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    Joe – I know you dislike mock drafts. But in these sports news doldrums, why not encourage a mock draft among your readers. You set the rules. Position only and/or named players? Perhaps an intern could calculate a consensus mock draft among your readers. I think it would be an interesting exercise in these stay-at-home days.

  10. Gettinthebucs Says:

    I like Dobbins but I don’t think he’s a fit for our team. He’d probably be a great back in that shanahan system. We need somebody who can create on their own. I was Etienne would come out this year. I think the next best thing to him is probably Akers.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    *”If Kinlaw is gone I’d trade way back in the first.” Kinlaw is the Bucs first round prospect no doubt.

  12. QBKilla Says:

    I don’t think we can go wrong with Swift, Dobbins, Edwards-Helaire or Akers. Trading back in round 1 and having our choice of the four is a real possibility.

  13. Ndog Says:

    Bobby M. Says:
    March 31st, 2020 at 9:11 am
    Priority is o-line….I think there’s a belief there will be quality vet RBs available around training camp. All these top RBs get drafted, somebody somewhere becomes expendable. Freeman from Atlanta seems capable….Lewis from the Titans…another possibility.

    Dion Lewis signed with the Giants about a week ago.

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    He’s lighter than ROJO ..he will need to gain weight if he plans on competing against bigger pro players. Especially since BA’s philosophy requires RB’s to block. Besides ROJO’s slow process on learning the playbook it was another reason that hampered ROJO’s ability to get on the field until he gained weight going into his second season. I wouldn’t waste a 1st or 2nd round pick on a tiny RB. What we need is a big bruiser like AJ Dillon, who can probably be had in the third round.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You just don’t know what players are going to be available at 14…….I like the idea of trading back and getting an extra 2nd round pick……OT, RB, S….DT/DE

  16. ManzielMadness Says:

    Akers, Taylor, and Dobbins May be my 3 favorite backs in the draft… I like AJ Dillon, however afraid of his durability… in 35 games he has 845 attempts (avg 24.14 rush/game) whereas Akers had 586 attempts in 36 games (avg 16.27/game) and finally Dobbins with a total of 725 attempts in 42 games (17.26/ game avg). BC definitely relied upon Dillon however I could see his career being similar to a Peyton Hillis… 1 to 2 good years before he wore down.

  17. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Isn’t Taylor the one that had WAYYYY too many carries in college and that might not translate well in to the NFL after year 2 or 3.

  18. Greg Says:

    Dobbins passed up Zeke for Buckeyes all time rushing. He’s second place only behind Archie Griffin (1st). If he is available, and we pass on him, we will regret it. He’s the real deal!

  19. ManzielMadness Says:

    Forgot Jonathan Taylor….
    Totaled 926 rushes in a total of 41 games for 22.58/game average. Maybe I’d avoid him too…

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

    Whichever RB they draft ,he’ll have proven hands…take that to the bank !

  21. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Jonathan Taylor has a fumbling problem. We just got rid of one turnover machine, we don’t want another.

    If Swift or Dobbins is there in the 2nd, take him.
    In the third take Akers or Perrine.
    In the fourth take Gibson.

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    Dobbins is the pick if available. As much as I hate Ohio State, they have produced quality RBs.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    I like Akers

  24. BucDan Says:

    How’s his pass pro?

  25. ncbucsfan Says:

    DeAndre Swift is the best back in this draft, but there seems to be a big four with RBs as well as OTs, both of which we need. However, we still NEED to replace Car Nassibs snaps and production. Shaq and JPP cant play every snap. I like Nelson to improve in year #2, but another Edge-rusher may be in play at #14, as well as a stud DL like Kinlaw, though it seems like the 49ers trade will make that unlikely.

  26. Craig Says:

    There are an abundance of powerful RBs in this draft. Find the best athlete of a runner in round 3, Dobbins or Taylor might be there.

    Trade down in 1. Get an extra 2 pick and a free range safety, there are only four or five in this draft.

    Round 2: QB and RT

    3: IDL

    4: O-line backups with both picks

  27. Bird Says:

    I like the running back from LSU

    Think he could be had a little later as well

  28. martinii Says:

    Dobbins is probably the best RB in the draft. Unfortunately he is not from FSU and yeah he is 2nd only to Archie Griffin who won back to back Heisman’s. He’s the kind of player that the Buc’s usually pass on who comes back to run 180 Yds and score 3 Td’s against them. Anyone remotely enamored with Zeke should pray for Dobbins.

  29. james west Says:

    AJ dillon nuff said

  30. Buczilla Says:

    If we come away with one of the big 4 of Swift, Taylor, Akers, or Dobbins, I will be thrilled. Will we? Hell no! Our front office hates having running backs that are an actual threat to defenses and that must be seriously game planned for.

  31. BuucccNASTY Says:

    Lewis from the Titans is now Lewis from the Giants

  32. Soberinsac Says:

    I think Swift would be a great fit. Hes my favorite of the top 4. I think he will end up being the best pro.

  33. catcard202 Says:

    FO will not go RB before day3.

    OL / DL / WR / QB should all be prioritized before RB.
    (BA wants a “pass catcher” to pair w/ RoJo.)

    I’d take any of Swift / Taylor / Akers / Dobbins day2…But see OL / DL as bigger areas of need.

  34. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    2 words ………Johnathan Taylor


    Let’s see, how did it work out last time the Bucs drafted a RB in the first round???

  36. Carl Nicks' big toe Says:

    Baldy sounds like a cross between Chris Berman and Jesse Ventura lol

  37. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Well Tom lets look at that… the Bucs have taken 5 in the first round. Last one was Doug Martin, who was good but not right in the head. He was pick 31, barely a 1st rounder. Before that, Carnell Williams, who got hurt. Then Warrick Dunn, a great player. Before him, Bo Jackson, an incomplete. And the other, Ricky Bell, a homerun. So what’s your point? Don’t draft a drug addict?

  38. Allbuccedup Says:

    Taylor, Swift, Dobbins or Akers all would help.

  39. MadMax Says:

    Ezra, then Dobbins or Clyde

  40. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    I like him at #45, like him better at #53.

    Trade back with Philly in the 1st, get their #21 and #53.

    Take Josh Jones OT Houston at #21. Maybe Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia at #45 or Gross-Matos edge from Penn State.

    Philly will be lusting over Ruggs WR Alabama who will be there at #14. They will want to leap frog the Cowgirls to piss off Jerry Jones.

  41. CalBucsFan Says:

    Best OL available in the first round and best available RB in the second, best QB left in the 3rd:

    RD1-Thomas or Jones
    RD2-Taylor or Dobbins
    RD3-Fromm or Hurts

  42. Kalind Says:

    I still think Akers is a better player. But I could live w Dobbins if we have to. Looks better than RoJo

  43. mark2001 Says:

    Don’t know where some of you fans get your ideas…Taylor based on his number of carries, had no more fumbles per carry than these other backs. And he broke many running records in three years, while being spied on and keyed on. He was rarely injured, so he isn’t close to being overused.

    The more I hear from some of you guys, the more I believe you are just parroting someone that feeds you bologna.

  44. NDog is an idiot Says:

    Secure an OT with the first. Best available RB, OT or guard in Rd 2. Dobbins,Clyde,Taylor or Akers sounds good. Like all 4.

  45. SOEbuc Says:

    ncbucsfan…OLB to replace Nassib in the second next year. Unless major injury, they’re gonna re-sign LVD and White is going to blow up this year. He was a big part of the defense.

  46. Isaac haggins Says:

    I just don’t see the Cam Akers thing ……… 4 th rounder

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    Again, RB’s are a dime a dozen — you can find them anywhere and they’re cheap. The Bucs have completely trash behind Godwin and Evans — no NFL level talent at all. The Bucs need to have WR depth. When Perriman is getting $8m/year when Robby Anderson is getting $12m his first year, that shows you how insanely expensive WRs are. Meanwhile Todd Gurley would have cost a mear $6/m year.

    What does that tell you? Spend your high draft picks on WRs, then if you want a RB just sign one on the cheap.

  48. SKBucsFan Says:

    Sorry Joe. We need depth on the lines. Can draft an Fullback on day 3 with one of our 4th round picks. Anything higher would just be plain stupid.
    Oops. I forgot Licht was in charge. Anything is possible.

  49. chuckabuc99 Says:

    We could use that 4 th round comp pick, maybe have to give up a pick from next year and trade back late in the first round. That’s probably the only way we get Dobbins.