Daniel Jeremiah Predicts…

April 23rd, 2020

Jason Licht goes to Alabama.

Mike Mayock was the best when it came to predicting the first round of the draft. Alas, he’s no longer with the NFL Network. He’s working for Chucky in Las Vegas.

So former NFL personnel man and scout Daniel Jeremiah succeeded Mayock. Joe knows he’s tight with a lot of NFL suits so his intel is good. And in his final mock draft, the only one Joe pays much attention to, Jeremiah believes the Bucs are gunning to have an unstoppable passing attack.

So adding to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard and Cam Brate and Rob Gronkowski, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht makes the passing attack complete.

Licht, Jeremiah thinks, will choose Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.

The Bucs have a glaring need at RT and I could see them trading up to secure one. However, if they stay put at No. 14, Jeudy is a fun choice. Put him in the slot and add to Tom Brady’s embarrassment of riches.

Well, Godwin already plays slot. So can Jeudy be that burner as a No. 3 receiver Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians covets?

Jeudy runs a 4.45 40-yard dash. Usually Arians wants quicker guys there.

Here is what Dane Brugler of The Athletic wrote about Jeudy:

SUMMARY: A two-year starter at Alabama, Jeudy was the “H” receiver in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s offense, lining up inside and outside and on both sides of the formation. He became just the second receiver in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, benefiting from an elite passing attack with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback and dynamic receivers spread across the field. Jeudy can run every route in the playbook and is a very quarterback-friendly target with his ability to separate, making sharp, collected cuts at full speed that defenders can’t match. Everything he does is quick, including his ability to snare-and-secure throws, but focus drops plagued his tape, especially over the middle. Overall, Jeudy doesn’t have the ideal body type or play strength, but his combination of play speed, brake-and-balance skills and route savvy allow him to uncover anywhere he wants on the field, projecting as an impact NFL receiving target.

And Emory Hunt, the Czar of the Playbook, broke down Jeudy in his 2020 Football Gameplan Draft Guide (only $10!).

– Can legitimately stop on a dime and make change.
– His elusiveness is his best trait; very Peter Warrick-like in how he sets defenders up for the okie-doke.
– He’s able to read leverage really well, both from a defender’s standstill, or on the fly and use it against them.
– Solid, dependable hands
– Routes are pretty consistent.
– Playmaker.

Areas of Improvement:
– He’s a slender built 192 pounds, could stand to get a bit stronger.
– This is more of an observation than an area of
improvement, but he has a weird leg structure, and the explosiveness of his cuts, is something to monitor throughout his career.

You know, that’s a helluva observation by Hunt that Jeudy is Peter Warrick-like. He plays just like him.

Problem with that is, Warrick didn’t do a damn thing in the NFL. Those bubble screens he juked children out of their shoes in college with didn’t work against fast NFL linebackers and faster corners.

39 Responses to “Daniel Jeremiah Predicts…”

  1. BrianBucs Says:

    I’ve said before that it’s not a lock the Bucs go O- Tackle.
    Not crazy about that pick however.

  2. Elita Vita Says:

    If the 4 elite OTs gone; take DT Kinlaw.

  3. JonJohn Says:

    So stupid. Why on earth would we pick a wr, te, or mlb with the first pick? How about we get a safety, tackle, or rb

  4. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    If this happens it means Mike will be let go in the next year or two.

    The sad thing is that it’s clear we have certain holes on the team..just like in years past when it was obvious we needed certain positions..and even with such glaring weak spots Jason licht ignored them and went a totally different route. He’s such a loose cannon on draft night.

  5. Roadwarrior Says:

    He’s ok. Not going to take the top off but quick moves. I’ll pass. Not my choice.
    I love defense. Not saying it wouldn’t be a good pick. Just think there’s better options for this team right now.

  6. Pete Says:

    I hope that it is Kinlaw

  7. CPN Says:

    I’d rather get a safety at 14 at this point if the OTs are gone.

  8. Bucsfan951 Says:

    One could pray the Bucs trade their 4th and oj to AZ to move up to 8 and grab a rt.

    Then pop back up into the second (if needed) to grab a rb. From there, BPA.

    If they have to stay put at 14, kinlaw would be a nice addition. Rb in the second, wr in the third 🤷🏻‍♂️

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    The Bucs won’t waste the 1st round pick on a WR. They are loaded, and always get unsigned guys that can come in and play. (Humphries Brate)

    Upgrade the D, RB, RT. I can see Licht thinking he’ll get another small college gem late in the draft for the OL.

  10. alaskabuc Says:

    If we were picking a WR with our first pick it has to be Ruggs. That said I would rather see Kinlaw or a RT with our first pick, too many good receivers to be had later in the draft and we have too many bigger areas of need to get a WR at 14.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    No WR. We have plenty and three good pass catching TE. Kinlaw all day. I would trade up two or three spots to lock him. Strike while the iron is hot on defense!!! This team is SUPER PUMPED! and Kinlaw would be so f-ing sweet to put the icing on the cake. Get another second round some how for Jonathan Taylor and Kyle Dugger to start safety.

  12. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Forget the run game if they can’t draft a day one starting OT. This team sucked at run blocking last season and it was the right side that was the worst. A 9th option in the receiving game just doesn’t seem like a priority. I’m with most everyone, if we can’t land one of the top four OT’s then pick a DT/DE preferably Kinlaw.

  13. Kord Says:

    Do these analysts not know of Watson or miller? They look completely fine for depth behind Evans and Godwin, no way Bucs go wr

  14. Alstott up the gut Says:

    This would be a mistake. All fun and games aside; top 4 OTs, Kinlaw, trade back. Anything there works. Get Edwards-Helaire in the 2nd!

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    To Daniel Jeremiah: THERE’S ONLY ONE FOOTBALL.

    In the Top 3 Rnds, Bucs NEED to pick up an OT, a RB and a DE/DT. Who you grab where depends on how the chips fall. But no RB in Rnd 1 in any event.

    Elita Vita said it best about Rnd 1: “If the 4 elite OTs gone; take DT Kinlaw.”

  16. Hodad Says:

    I’d rather have Ruggs if we’re going wide receiver. Godwin is our slot. Split out Evans, and Rugg’s, then don’t forget about Gronk. Oh, and watch out for CEH out of the backfield. Good lord try stopping that with Brady at the helm.

  17. TDTB Says:

    Pick has to be one of four OT, Kinlaw or (through some type of miracle) Simmons. If not, trade down. Later in first they can take second tier OT, Chaisson or, if it’s WR, Mims. Mims would be a better long term replacement for Evans.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I swear, these mock draft people get paid to do this and they don’t even research the teams.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we go with WR…..go with Ruggs……but I’d like a OT, RB and S with the first 3 picks…

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    This is a LOT like picking OJ Howard in the 1st. It’s a total “luxury” pick for a team that, quite frankly, can’t afford luxury. It make zero sense to get a WR in the 1st.

  21. QUE589 Says:

    Bucs Draft Board behind Chase and the QB’s
    CJ Henderson

  22. 407Buc Says:


  23. JP09 Says:

    Our # 3 WR is not a “depth” position, we ran 3 wide receiver sets on %70 of our plays. Jerry Juedy is projected to be some teams #1 WR, he would be a clear upgrade over any WR behind Evans & Godwin. I could see this being the pick if Kinlaw we’re gone too.

    Henry Rugs is to small, not one person mentioned him as a RD1 guy prior to the combine, you truly don’t know if your getting Jon Ross or Tyreek Hill with him. Juedy and Lamb have been projected RD1/ Top 10 picks since last offseason.

    Again in this scenario I wouldn’t take a WR because Kinlaw is still on the board but I wouldn’t be mad either. Last point, in BAs offense there are plenty of balls to go around and Brady will find the open guy so if you want the ball get open

  24. George Rauh Says:

    There is not enough ball to go around now to add a top WR.

    Evans 1400 yards
    Godwin 1400 yards
    Gronk 800 yards
    Brate 600 Yards
    OJ 600 yards
    CEH 600 Yards
    ROJO 300
    Miller 200
    Watson 200

    Thats 5900 yards, not enough balls to go around.

  25. Mord Says:

    If this isn’t a smokescreen carefully planted by the Bucs to seed media stories like this and help drive teams to pick Jeudy ahead of them, thus helping to ensure an OT makes it to 14, … then it should have been.

  26. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I think the Bucs trade down if the top 4 OT’s are gone. My guess would be with Philadelphia at 23…the Eagles DO want a top WR, and the best will be gone by 23…and the Bucs gain Philly’s second round selection…#53.

    Then the Bucs maybe get a guy like Isaiah Wilson at 23.

  27. Casual Observer Says:

    Top OT or Kinlaw.

  28. JP09 Says:

    Those numbers are ridiculous, Brate has only gone over 600 once, Howard never and that’s being the primary tight end. Watson and Miller wouldn’t see the field if we drafted Juedy unles we were in a 4 wr set. So there’s no way in hell they would have 400 yards between the two of them. Evans and Godwin could go for 1400 each but highly unlikely.

  29. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Correction…..I meant to say trade with Philly at 21.

  30. George Rauh Says:

    Brate had 591 and a 660 yard season
    OJ had a 560 yard and 2 yrs over 450
    Miller had 200 yards last season
    Watson Had 159 yards
    Jones had 310.

    We will have a better QB. The bucs have plenty weapons on offense, we need more on D

  31. Matt Says:

    Exactly Mord. This is an easy draft for Licht, this is all a smokescreen. Top 4 OT, Kinlaw or trade back will be the pick no doubt. Someone will want to trade up for Jordan Love and I expect it to be with the 49ers or us. I’d love to get another 2nd or 3 rounder this year and have the capital to get one of these receivers. I’m shocked we actually gave up a 4th rounder for Gronk, we really need cheap depth right now.

    Jeudy does play like Peter Warrick though now that you mention it. Good point about Ruggs, he could be a Ross or Hill, no one knows. But he would definitely stretch the field. I remember when the Patriots drafted Bethel Johnson he really opened up the defenses. We need a burner to keep the safeties back. When DeSean Jackson was in there those safeties were 3-4 yards deeper and digs and curls were wide open. I think Ginn would be a great addition.

  32. Phil Says:

    They aren’t taking a receiver in the first round. That’s stupid.

  33. Danny C Says:

    There’s no way we pick a #3 receiver in round 1 with a “win now” attitude. It just doesn’t make sense. If we cannot get an offensive lineman and we do not move down then we need to draft defense to replace Suh and JPP. I’m worried that Suh and JPP will be productive considering they are pushing to mid 30’s, at least Suh is.

  34. Pewter Power Says:

    It’s draft day thank goodness mock drafts are over

  35. John Sinclear Says:

    Jeudy is an elite route running receiver. Ruggs is the burner. If a speed receiver is what you want, take Ruggs over Jeudy.

  36. Colin in Canada Says:

    Todd MacShay called Jerry Jeudy the best route runner hes evaluated in the last twenty years. I think what DJ is saying is that rather than take the 5th best OT or second best DL take the beat player available and in this case the best player available may be an elite receiver. Jeudy may be better than Evans and Godwin.

  37. The Coroner Says:

    Autopsy report of Jerry Jeudy potential pick:
    With two 1000 yard receivers, a future Hall of Fame tight end on the team and a loaded wide receiver draft the choice of Jerry Jeudy is DOA. 😇

  38. bucbrady Says:

    Do some research Joe. Warrick didn’t do anything in the pros because of injuries–not because his skills didn’t transfer.

  39. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Isiah Simmons is the only one who truly excites me. He would truly complete our defense. I get that he’s out of our reach but he would be my dream pick.

    I like the people scoffing at him as a tweener. Perhaps folks forget that DB55 came into the draft with questions about his better natural position…safety or LB?

    Simmons is a FREAK. He’s 4″ taller and 15 lbs heavier than DB55!!

    But get this…DB 55 clocked at the Combine at 4.71
    Isiah Simmons clocked at the Combine at 4.39 !!!!!!

    What a disparity in speed and size. Is Simmons going to be the next HOFer…can’t say that…can say that he has freakish skill sets and imagining his speed, athleticism and hitting ability along with D. White….our D could become very special!