Please Let It Be Ruggs

April 23rd, 2020

Lifelong Bucs fan and Joe’s good friend, Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan, happens to be one of the top students of the NFL Draft on the planet. For decades he’s been studying the draft year-round in his free time. Sullivan penned a 2019 column here on his must-have draft pick for the Bucs, and he did a fresh one for 2020, plus he offered a clear all-in fix at tackle.

Below Sean explains his top pick for the Bucs in Round 1.

As you know I am all-in for this year’s Super Bowl run. So I am looking for instant-impact players who improve our chances from Day 1.

Enter Henry Ruggs. When I first watched his Alabaman film, I was blown away by how much he reminded me of Tyreek Hill.

Let’s start with measurables, 5-11, 188 pounds and a 4.27 40-yard dash time. That’s nearly identical to Hill but Ruggs show’s he’s more explosive in vertical leap (2 inches better than Hill) and with a broad jump of 131 inches (3 inches). His “burst score,” which combines speed, vertical and broad jump scores, was highest in the class.

Ruggs had 98 total touches in college with 26 touchdowns. He was a game-changer on special teams at returner and gunner.

He’s so fast that he’s un-guardable and requires safety help at all times.

Would anyone argue against drafting Tyreek Hill at No. 14 overall? How bout a more explosive Tyreek Hill?

Henry Ruggs is a can’t-miss prospect.

Please Bucs, we fans deserve a Super Bowl! — Your favorite Ford GM

*Please also add CEH.

25 Responses to “Please Let It Be Ruggs”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    I think Jeudy is a better fit

  2. Darin Says:

    Lol. Fantasy football guy i see.

  3. james west Says:

    i’m not opposed

  4. Statguy Says:

    This is my pick. Biggest impact. You can get Peter’s off the street for tackle instead of a rookie learning on the job. Rookie skill players translate good for win now

  5. Chuckstutz Says:

    All for it! Let’s rock!

  6. Zz Life x Says:

    I’m pushing it here, a WR will be the pick at 14 unless someone like Simmons drops. This whole narrative that we are going OT is a joke. Arians has said multiple times he doesn’t like drafting linemen early because your drafting for the next coach. If we’re all in, which the Bucs are, they want immediate impact players that can hit the ground running. Besides, Arians saw what happened when Mike/Chris went down late. Do you think he’d risk an all in season with injuries to our WR core? We don’t have Perrimen to pick up the slack anymore. They want a legit threat

    WR round 1 (With Ruggs because Arians wants a speed guy with the bonus that he can PR/KR that we also need)
    RB round 2

    Book it!

  7. nano107 Says:

    For what
    OL or DT

  8. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Statguy – I don’t think a #3 receiver, not including the greatest receiving TE of all time will have the greatest impact on this time. Not enough balls to go around.

  9. Tackleblockwin Says:

    No idea who we are drafting in rd 1 , but my gut is telling me it could be a RB.

  10. WillieG Says:

    Our special teams have sucked forever, so I’m all for drafting an explosive return man/receiver

  11. Ed Kerber Says:

    I’ve been saying this for weeks!

  12. Rayjay1122 Says:

    This is pretty fun. I have no idea who we are going to get.

    Imagine Ruggs III in 1st round and CEH in 2nd round? Just not sure how many rookies we want working with Brady. May go Defense in round 1 and RB in round 2.

  13. Mikadeemss Says:

    OMG, NO!!!! KINLAW! Dude, stick to telling your salesmen they suck!! GO BUCS?!!!!!!!

  14. pm permanently moderated Says:

    I get the baseball card element to fans, but it is just ludicrous to believe we are all in now, and the 3rd WR is worth the first round pick. He would be lucky to have 30 catches. I’ll take a RB before a WR or LB at 14. I’d even pick a safety who isn’t ranked that high.

    If you want a receiver now, that’s fine, but don’t speak about paying godwin. If you think he will be better than godwin, then pick him and let godwin walk next year.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    No, no, no. We have the best receiving corps in the league. If we were going to get a slot receiver in the first round than it would be Brate on the trade block getting us a lot better deal than OJ. They’re going to utilize Gronk and Brate much more on passing plays than BA and BL did last year.

    R1. RT
    R2. RB
    R3. DT
    R4. CB
    R5. QB Anthony Gordon. Great diamond in the rough to sleep between Tom and BA for the next two years.
    R6. WR Devin Duverney. Track star with hands.
    R7. OG/C

  16. AwshBucs Says:

    By chance were you one of the people who thought John Ross would be a good pick?

    Just because a guy is fast dont mean he’s good.

  17. BucEmUp Says:

    That is one element our offense is missing.He could take snaps from the backfield as well. I wouldnt hate this

  18. QBKilla Says:

    Ruggs is a football player first, not a track guy. I’m all for it.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    I am convinced that Sean Sullivan is right about Ruggs and CEH and Isaiah Wilson hope it happens too Sean!

  20. Scott Says:

    Scott Sullivan may be should make the pick RUGGS

  21. Pewter Power Says:

    Wide receiver is going to have the biggest impact for this team? He’s going to see more targets than who? Maybe Brate but I can’t imagine Brady leaning on a rookie enough to justify picking a receiver with the first pick. He’d be perriman in this offense

  22. stpetebucsfan Says:

    So would this guy be out #1 receiver? #2? Targeted ahead of Gronk?

    Are we going to burn a HIGH first round pick on a player who would be our third receiver and 4th or 5th target?

  23. BigHog Says:

    We will be a more “efficient” but not as EXPLOSIVE as we were under the guidance of Mr. 5,000 ….we went out and got THE GEAT WHITE HOPE TB12, but this guy has a lot of wear and tear on his body….slinging it downfield (explosive) is just not gonna be TB12 ….yes he wiil not throw the so called boneheaded picks and in that same vain he will not force it down field …he’s more of a game manager (now) than a game changer…..I see BA and BL asking TB12 on the sidelines, Why didn’t you take that shot downfield? While TB12 stands there with a BUC waster boy rubbing BLU EMU on TB12’s right shoulder

  24. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Look, I understand he’s a sponsor, but this is such an irresponsible pick as to be comical.

  25. Ed Kerber Says:

    I am happy because I thought great OTs would be gone by the time the Bucs picked. The Bucs now have a legitimate line. Getting a solid RB would be cool.