“With The 14th Pick… “

April 20th, 2020

Bucs eyeing surprise position.

One well plugged-in NFL scribe believes that come Thursday night, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht will be one very popular man.


Well, hot dog eating contest-protestingmock draft-scowlingL.L. Bean-wearingSecond Amendment abolitionistMike Florio-arguingparrot-insensitivechewing-with-his-mouth-opensoup-gulpingCalifornia train-romancinganti-football proliferationouthouse-admiringairline-nappingsteerage-flyingYogi Berra-worshipingurinal picture-takingvideo game-playingTaylor Swift-listeningpickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerking, craft beer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-trainingBudweiser-tolerantbaseball scorecard-keeping, pasta-feasting, vomit-dodging scrooge, Kay Adams-following social activist NFL insider Peter King of NBC Sports is of the mind that there will be several very popular and sought-after players on the board when the Bucs are on the clock at No. 14.

Therefore, Licht is going to have to show restraint and discipline in order to keep the Bucs at No. 14, King believes, and draft the next big thing for the Bucs on the defensive line.

14. Tampa Bay—Javon Kinlaw, defensive tackle, South Carolina

Heard a few things here—that Tampa would love to get a complete running back who can catch to complement Tom Brady, and that they’re jonesing for a top corner. With Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh big bodies on the defensive front, they’re not desperate for a disruptive defensive tackle here, but the value is excellent. I can also tell you that if Kinlaw is around at 14, Tampa will get some calls from teams—and not just for Kinlaw, but for Jerry Jeudy and maybe Henry Ruggs. One of the things the Bucs would love about adding an impact player along the front seven: Suh is 33 and Jason Pierre-Paul is 31, and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is very big on disrupting the pocket. You can’t have enough impact players up front.

Whoa! It isn’t who King guesses the Bucs will select, it is what he hears through NFL back channels what the Bucs want. Another corner?

The Bucs have spent a lot of draft capital in the last two years on corners and they played just fine toward the end of the season. Was that a matter of the Bucs getting a pass rush that they played so well?

(It’s was friggin’ long prior to last season that the Bucs had a pass rush Joe isn’t sure how to calculate this.)

So perhaps this trade-O.J. Howard stuff is nothing more than a massive smokescreen for the Bucs to try to obtain a corner?

And speaking of Kinlaw, Joe thinks this would be an awesome pick. He would presumably replace Ndamukong Suh in 2021. Joe doesn’t believe the Bucs can afford Suh after this season if the team plans on keeping Chris Godwin.

49 Responses to ““With The 14th Pick… “”

  1. Sarasota Garey Says:

    We need to take Ruggs for my Madden next year.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Kinlaw is intriguing. I can see the logic. OT next pick.

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

    The CB rumor is a good one to circulate…for the trade down scenario…that said CJ is as smooth as silk and slick as glass….
    even if one of the 4 is there I am still 50/50 in tade down mode as the best Big Picture strategy

  4. TheBradyBunch Says:

    I would say King is guessing here and like most national writers doesn’t really know all the Bucs needs. I don’t think they are in the market for a CB in the first round at all.

  5. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Dirty hotel staying. Another nice touch.

  6. The Coroner Says:

    IMO you still win with defense.

  7. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    Better not be a CB in the first round. Might as well just grab your favorite RB instead of wasting the pick on a CB.

  8. Joeypoppems Says:

    I, personally, would love this pick. Imo DT is the 2nd biggest need on the team (OT, DT WR, RB, Safety. In that order). Maybe they could take advantage of what is being called a deep OT class and get a starting quality RT at 45 if they go this route at 14.

    Kinlaw next to Vea with Shaq on the outside. Thats fun.

    And yea the CB bit there is definitely surprising. I thought Davis, Murphy-Bunting, and Dean played well enough last year to consider that group a strength at this point.

  9. RustyRhinos Says:

    “Well, hot dog eating contest-protesting, mock draft-scowling, L.L. Bean-wearing, Second Amendment abolitionist, Mike Florio-arguing, parrot-insensitive, chewing-with-his-mouth-open, soup-gulping, California train-romancing, anti-football proliferation, outhouse-admiring, airline-napping, steerage-flying, Yogi Berra-worshiping, urinal picture-taking, video game-playing, Taylor Swift-listening, pickpocket-thwarting, Bucs-uniform-frowning, Allie-LaForce-smitten, Big-Ten-Network-hating, pedestrian-bumping, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, craft beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball-box-score-reading, NPR-honk, filthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigating, barista-training, Budweiser-tolerant, baseball scorecard-keeping, pasta-feasting, vomit-dodging scrooge, Kay Adams-following”

    What? Yet another love fest for the Kingster?
    Yeah, his opinion on the14th pick after I scrolled right past all the gibberish above. was actually a good read. I might read more of King’s posts if I didn’t have to swim the Lovefest Channel every time to get to the point.
    DT Kinlaw would be a great addition to our DL.

  10. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I am so looking forward to the draft. More than ever now since we are all so sports starved. I honestly have no idea what direction we are going in at the top end of this draft. RB, OL, WR, Safety, DT are all positions that most likely get additions at some point in the draft.

    This year being so altered with the drafting and scouting process due to the virus. Perhaps some teams make some mistakes that benefit our Bucs.

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m on the Javon Kinlaw or Xavier McKinney train. You can never have enough pass rushers and cover players in the d-backfield in today’s game.

  12. Brad Says:

    How hard is it really going to be to keep Godwin? Think about it this way, if the move signing bonus $ around an manipulate the cap for a year like the Saints do every year, then the Brady comes off the books. As long as we have drafted his replacement in the next two drafts, the cap become no issue for at least 2-3 years. It’s really just manufacturing cap space for 1 season.

  13. doctor_berto Says:

    Peter King has no idea what he is talking about when it comes to the Bucs.

  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    “We need to draft someone to compensate Fatboy VV?

    We need to pay top dollar for FA Suh and now we have to draft another 1st round?

    VV is a wasted valuable 1st round pick. Part timer VV is a waste and now soon we have to give him a new contract?

    You cant draft. You cant win”

    Kobe Faker

  15. DanBucsFan Says:

    Kobe Faker.. You sir win the prize…. Idiot of the day!! You are smoking the good stuff if you cant see that Vea is a MONSTER and is some national televised games away from being noticed by the whole league.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    “If Ronald Jones ever gets over 50 yards in a game, I”l stop posting here.”– Kobe Faker

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    “We have to sign 3 FAs in the defensive line next to Fatboy Vea

    Pay over $33 million to compensate 2 down VV

    and now we will draft a defensive tackle

    People think Kobe Faker is a idiot

    Kobe Faker has a a accountable idiot poster”


  18. This Guy Says:

    If the Bucs are really looking RB and the top 4 OTs are off the board this is great smokescreen.

    Say you will take Kinlaw or maybe one of the Top DBs in the draft, make teams sitting behind you want to move up.

    Would be a good play in a deep draft to move down 4-6 spots (land that RB or one of the next tier OTs) and pickup an extra 2nd.

  19. Bird Says:

    Only 3 days

    The country needs this
    I bet it gets best ratings ever And by a mile

    Getting old watching old sporting events or people playing video games

  20. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:

    A firm grasp of the English language will add credibility to whatever point or argument that you may be trying to make. Try it sometime.

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

    Say…what is Jameis up to ?

  22. grammarian Says:

    hey nimrod knucklesammy, it is complementary not complimentary you idiot! Stupid is as stupid does.

  23. ©MadMax Says:

    Im just not feeling it with Kinlaw…..and Im a Gamecock…..just no….but if we do, I’ll live with it and of course pull for him.

  24. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jason has to draft 15 people at a position to get one good player
    U never know with him

  25. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Destin J

    Exactly, why is Kobe Faker wrong when he is stating the obvious

    and yes we are still looking for a Saftey clone like Derwin James”

  26. rrsrq Says:

    I truly believe if the Bucs can get Kinlaw, give up a first next year (should be drafting 32nd) and give up a second this year (possibly throw in OJ), get Jamal Adams (you got Suh coming off the books next year, you extend CG and LVD) then you got a defense like Sapp used to say, give us 17 points and we got this. With Brady, you can still get a decent complimentary RB in the third, like the Gibson kid (RB/WR) to compliment ROJO, even without OJ we should score 24-28 points/game. About RT, well, Brady better get rid of the ball or use your two 4ths to get back in third or just sign Jason Peters if he is willing to play with what we have left in salary cap.

  27. Ocala Says:

    If the Bucs draft a corner in the first the Glazers should let Licht go, before the 15th pick is made.

  28. Cassidysid Says:

    Kinlaw would be my guy to pick. Let him back up SUH and VV for a year. Add depth to a position you can never have to many quality personal. Ranked number 1 in rush defense want to keep that going heading to next year.

  29. Nate the ultra fan Says:

    Cool thinking

  30. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Ehh .. seems like another McCoy to me…. Haven’t done a lot of studying on him but I just wonder how well he’ll be about to eat up space in the NFL … Since that is basically Suh job… This guy seems more like a pass rusher that’s not going to be very good on 1st and 2nd… But again haven’t watched a lot of him

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Better protect our Statue of Liberty. Thats all I’m sayin.

  32. Leighroy Says:

    Let’s not forget that an upgrade over Will Gholston in the long run wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. No reason why Kinlaw couldn’t rotate into that spot as well. Get VV, Suh and Kinlaw on the field at the same time on 3rd downs? Sign me up!

  33. Knuckle Sandwich Delivery Service Says:


    You left out a few commas. Idiot.

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    If a top tier OL isn’t there at #14, this is the pick. Consider too that, the Bucs may believe that they have enough on the roster to draft OL later.
    I could easily see a scenario that has the Bucs go:

  35. Bucs Guy Says:

    Needing a corner is a smoke screen. So is drafting a WR in the first. The pick should be 1 of the big 4 OTs or trade back for Josh Jones and a day 2 pick.

    I love Brown and Kinlaw, but this is a very deep DT draft and there is very high quality on day 2 with at least 5 guys probably available as Suh replacements in 2021. The very high OT value isn’t there on day 2.

  36. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Kinlaw would be an excellent pick for all the reasons mentioned.

    Immediate depth and freshness for our big guys in what would be an incredibly disruptive D line. This interior pressure is going to set the stage for Shaq and JPP to feast with some crumbs left over for White and LVD. Kinlaw could make our D scary.

  37. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    He also called Levi Brown Levi Jones, twice, so I’m not sure Peter was that with it this morning.

  38. 813bucboi Says:

    kinlaw is the pick…IF he gets pass the 9ers….

    9ers going kinlaw or WR….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  39. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Bucs have a very talented young set of corners who will make a bigger leap this year. No way the Bucs draft another one in the first 4 draft picks. In fact, this rumor of the Bucs wanting another CB is the first I’ve heard all offseason. I doubt there is little credit to the source. Again only a rumor – and a bad one.

  40. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Kinlaw is my first choice and Becton is my second choice for who I want the most.

    I really don’t expect either one to fall to us at 14. But, who knows? Anything can, and often enough, does happen. There have been shocker picks in the first 10 that throw everything people anticipated happening into the trash many times over the years.

  41. Crabberbill Says:

    Hell yea !! Kinlaw has been my pick all along !!

  42. Crabberbill Says:

    Kinlaw has been my pick all along !!

  43. Buczilla Says:

    Yes please.

  44. AwShbucs Says:

    If Becton is off the board I’m good with it. I’d also love to have AJ Epenesa who I think is being way underrated in this draft. Dudes got a comparable build and skill set to Cameron Jordan. He performed well enough at the combine not to raise any concerns and his tape is exceptional.

  45. bucshot Says:

    Take a OT Monster to protect Brady at 14…..then do as you please

  46. ©MadMax Says:

    Tampa has traded up with Carolina…..

    With the 7th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Isaiah Simmons!

  47. adam from ny Says:

    grabbing another corner in the first round would only mean licht has failed licht in his own recent drafts…

    we have gone so corner heavy of late…

    this is simply not happening…at all..

    peter king apparently had his brains sucked out thru his stomach during his gastric bypass

  48. TOM Says:

    Once & for all. OT in rd 1. Need to keep Brady upright. For the next two years he is the franchise. Wouldn’t rule out OT or OL in 2nd or 3rd rd. Another top priority is RB who can block & catch. (Dobbins, Swift. Haire, Akers)

  49. Mike Says:

    We should try to take Jonothan Taylor in the second and do so by using OJ Howard and a pick to trade up