Bucs Now Out Of WR Market?

April 28th, 2021

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Joe sort of fantasized that Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht would send the message to NFL draft headquarters in Cleveland tomorrow night (!) that he is drafting Elijah Moore. Or Kadarius Toney. Or Rashod Bateman. Or Terrance Marshall.

Is that now a pointless dream for Joe?

With the re-signing of furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown, there is no more room at the receivers inn at One Buc Palace?

Oh, Joe guesses if a guy like Moore or any of the others came to the Bucs, Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians would find a way to get the guy snaps. And it would likely be a smart move to draft a receiver since Chris Godwin and Brown are both under one-year deals.

No, Joe is not forgetting Tyler Johnson ,who seems to just need a little bit of polish to become a top-shelf receiver. Joe liked Johnson last season except for a tad too much inconsistency. But hey, rookies are often inconsistent.

It’s a good thing for Justin Watson that he’s a damn good special teams player.

40 Responses to “Bucs Now Out Of WR Market?”

  1. Pewter941 Says:

    We could improve on Watson, but hes a good special teams player.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, no wide receivers in this years draft for us!
    Hope a good pass rusher is still there, when we pick.

  3. Mitch Says:

    If the bucs can hammer out Godwin’s deal to free up more money then the bucs could trade a 2nd a 4th for Julio just because!

    Can you imagine?

    Pure fantasy, but that would be the best starting 4 on a team in the NFL’s history.

  4. JGhotier Says:

    If we do happen to draft a WR…

    My earlier round draft choice would be Rondale Moore – offers return ability which we haven’t had since Clifton Smith and Michael “Run, Michael, Run” Spurlock and is a WR type we don’t have (yes Scotty is fast and the best 6th round WR draft choice in the last 10 years per PFF, but this guys movement, cuts, jukes and start/stop ability are elite and he’s way more powerful than you think…see Purdue beating up on Ohio State game)

    Later round draft choice would be Tamorrion Terry – 6’3” big bodied receiver who runs a 4.4; production was only down due to 3 reasons….FSU has been awful in his time there (I’m an FSU fan btw), the O-Line was sub-standard and he had QB’s named Alex Hornibrook and James Blackman throwing him the ball, but turn on the tape

    Terry needs to develop his route tree, but he has some rare traits for his size

    Moore is not just a good returner, a gadget player or a screen and sweep guy either, he has legit receiving skills as a WR too

  5. SKBucsFan Says:

    Definitely need to consider one inbthe later rounds or after the draft as a free agent. A solid special teams returner that could be developed as a receiver would be appreciated.

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    Picking a Defensive player. I guarantee it

  7. K2 Says:

    I don’t get why people; Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones, Julian Edelman…maybe get Calvin Johnson and Jerry Rice out of retirement. Enough! Drafting quality at any position is great…but let’s stop taking more receivers off the street unless the Bucs have injury problems.

  8. SB Says:

    Can we stop now with the dreams of drafting ANY Offensive position not labeled OL????
    Just stop. No WR, no RB, no TE. We are Loaded.

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    As SKB says – a returner (mid-round) would be nice.

  10. Mike C Says:

    SB, next year we may not be loaded at any of those positions.

  11. Pewter941 Says:

    I think we might already have the best receiver core in the NFL, its tough to improve from that.

  12. Bruce Blahak Says:

    J.Davis, Newsome or Olujari @ 32

  13. Bobby M. Says:

    It would seem WRs and TEs are off the table for us.

  14. SB Says:

    I get it Mike C but we have even less of a chance at being loaded on OL or DL
    I want the Trenches rebuilt. You can always add shiny new skilled pieces. Good Big Uglies are hard to find.

  15. Bucanero Says:

    We always want more and this draft will present some opportunities at the position specially for someone who can be a returner. We may carry 7 receivers and be the absolute best.

  16. Beeej Says:

    Was not Watson Brady’s target on both of his pick 6’s last year?

  17. 6throundpick Says:

    OL, DL, LB, CB, and DE…can get a few good ones that will be taught how to win, on a team that is still peaking.

  18. Coburn Says:

    Need a defensive player, any position that is not ILB that is bpa. Can grab o line sometime after that unless a real stud drops

  19. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    There is always a gem for a WR in the later rounds.

  20. PSL Bob Says:

    With the AB development this AM, I’m leaning toward DE/OLB at #32 and then QB in Rd 2.

  21. Hodad Says:

    Everybody is back. The only position we’re thin at heading into the draft is the most important position on the team, quarterback. No one seems to think that’s a big deal. I thought the Bucs would resign Gabbert, let Griffin walk, and draft a QB somewhere on day two. Griffin has not played meaningful football in like forever. He’s never played in one whole real NFL game. Big question mark on this team with the draft tomorrow.

  22. All lives matter Says:

    QB is not a big deal. Gabbert is still a free agent in a pinch. Draft the best player available @32

  23. JoeB Says:

    No way we should draft a WR, RB, or TE in the first round at this point. QB is understandable. Hopefully defense or a beastly O-line man is the choice!

  24. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I think in round 1 we go with Nick Bolton and grab Davis Mills in round. 2.

  25. Joe Says:

    but let’s stop taking more receivers off the street unless the Bucs have injury problems.

    The Bucs have one receiver who isn’t homegrown. That’s Antonio Brown. It’s not like the Bucs have five guys they signed off the sidewalk.

  26. theodore Says:

    Drafting WRs in the 1st round wins Super Bowls, just ask Julio Jones and A.J. Green and Odell Beckham.

    And Mike Evans 🙂

  27. Swampbuc Says:

    Of that batch I could still see Toney, because of his x-factor. He’s a REAL reeturn man, can carry out of th backfield, obviusly catch out of the backfield, and he can throw the ball (high school QB and originally signed by the Gators as a qb).

    He’s the only one of that batch that I’d be good with taking. Although JL is on such a heater, he could pick Bertha from the swampkitchen and I’d be ok.

  28. BA4President Says:

    What about Fitzgerald!?!!?!? It would have been awesome

  29. Netwalker Says:

    I think everyone is underestimating Griffin. He’s had plenty of time to learn Arians’ system. He’s at a prime age for a quarterback. And he’s just spent a year learning the Tom Brady approach to quarterbacking. Now he’s back to learn more from the GOAT. Could be he’s a better option for the future than people know, or at least a quality backup this season. It was Griffin that was resigned, not Gabbert. Maybe the Bucs brain trust knows something we don’t.

  30. Pewter Power Says:

    Oh course they are drafting a receiver it’s probably the deepest position. Receivers core ain’t that deep when you consider mike evans the only top shelf receiver we have with more than a one year deal. Why wouldn’t Licht draft a receiver? There is no reason whatsoever not to draft best player available even if that means receiver

  31. Mike Says:

    I would literally be shocked if the Bucs didn’t draft a WR at some point in this draft. Too good of a value in the mid to later rounds to pass up.

  32. DaBux Says:

    IF (big if) Rondale Moore (Purdue) is there at 32, you take him. He’s Antonio Brown/Diggs/STUD

  33. Daniel Williamson Says:

    Look. We have fournette, RoJo for 9ne more year. Bernards on a one. That leaves Keyshawn Vaughn. Id Harris oe etienne come up we have to take them.

  34. Trey Long Says:

    Linemen, corners for depth.
    Don’t worry about next year. Make this year Super Bowl number3. Worrying about next year is a loser.

  35. Trey Long Says:

    Corners, linemen, linebackers.
    Next year is a mirage. Win now!

  36. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The Rondale Moore nuthuggers are crying in their beers right now.

  37. Johnny o Says:

    lets be real kids: Blaine Gabbert is indispensable to this team. who else can be backup Brady guardian after next year’s boat parade? Go Bucs!

  38. David Says:

    Evans, Godwin, Miller, Johnson, Brown. Watson is a special teams player and I don’t know who else they have.
    I would imagine they would still be in the market for a wide receiver who can return kicks and punts.
    Round 3 at the earliest

  39. Steve M.] Says:

    I agree with SB. OLand DL are the way to go.
    Keep TB upright and prevent other teams from scoring.

  40. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    Let’s not forget about “Scooter” Miller ! He can take the “top” off of a Defensive secondary as well as AB can . Scooter has a bright future ahead of him .