Bucs Ripe For Another Trade Down

April 28th, 2022

“Look, Glazer, I’m working over this draft board like a badass. “

What’s the over/under on quarterback-hungry teams calling Bucs general manager Jason Licht all night now that he owns the first pick of tomorrow’s second round of the NFL Draft?

Is it 4 1/2 teams?

Joe sure hopes Licht turns off his phone for at least a few hours to get some sleep.

Only one quarterback was drafted in Round 1. That was Kenny Pickett by the Steelers at No. 20 overall. But there certainly will be a lot more QB fishing in Round 2.

The Bucs already passed on stud players by trading out of the first round with Jacksonville to grab that No. 33 overall pick and picks at the top of Rounds 4 and 6.

Joe’s all in favor of Licht working his board to load up on second-rounders. That worked pretty well in 2018, when the Bucs scored two major Super Bowl cogs in Carlton Davis and Ronald Jones, and missed with M.J. Stewart.

41 Responses to “Bucs Ripe For Another Trade Down”

  1. Mike in Arkansas Says:

    Keep trading down so that we can fill up the back end of our roster. Genius.

  2. Charles Lindsey Says:

    I am completely cool with it.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That was a really strange first round. I don’t remember ever seeing it play out like that.

  4. Ben Harvey Says:

    Cine I thought was the pick. Imo they may have been tempted to take Jermaine Johnson if he last as well. I think they got Robbed of the player they wanted, and one player who at the 27 position would have had great value. Does it make sense to trade down a few spots, and still get their guy? Thoughts on Boye Mafe?

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    I thought about another trade but at 33 I’m taking Breece Hall for TB12. This is a RB that can send it. My pick now 😂

  6. David Says:

    What teams want a quarterback?
    What teams were tied to Willis?

    Definitely could be a good trade down move, potentially picking up another 3rd.

  7. Oxycodoms Says:

    Just keep trading down till there is noone good left

  8. Leopold Stotch Says:

    So many good players left. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The problem with the 4 1/2 over-under on QB needy teams is that 3 of them are in our division….

    If I’m Licht and they are the only ones wanting to trade….I’m making the deal anyway……Why….because they will end up with Willis anyway…..we should benefit by gaining extra picks…..

  10. Mike in Arkansas Says:

    Hopefully that extra fourth round pick doesn’t turn into another Jaelon Darden. What was the last sixth round pick that helped us besides on special teams? I don’t see why everyone is so excited about an extra 4 and 6 round picks.

  11. Buc92’ Says:

    Andrew Booth will be our first pick tomorrow book it , Todd loves long physical corners & we gotta defend kupp


  12. B-Rad Says:

    Think we got a little cute with the trade down and lost out on guys we thought would still be there. Can definitely see another trade down now and picking up another 3rd or 4th rounder.

  13. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Booth or Ojabo simple as that! Go Bucs!

  14. geno711 Says:

    NFL teams have traded up to 33 just twice in last 20 years:

    2015: 33 swapped for 40, 108, 245
    2007: 33 swapped for 38, 105

  15. Buddha Says:

    Nakobe Dean.

  16. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Brilliant! Take McBride.

  17. Bird Says:

    DB Booth or DB gordon. Dont mess around

    Both would start and are physical. They actually like to tackle unlike our guys

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    Texans at 37 need a QB.

  19. Cchead Says:

    Bucs will regret not taking Wyatt.

  20. Adrnagy Says:

    Trade down.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You have to keep in mind that we picked up the first 4th round pick and the first 6th round pick…
    Since we pick 27th……our original pick in the 4th round is practically in the 5th…
    We didn’t have a 6th round pick at all and now we are picking 1st in that round.

    It’s only a bad trade if the player we really wanted was chosen at 27-32…

    And….we will never, ever know.

    i do think this….the Jets jumped us to get Johnson & we may have wanted him.

  22. BUCman Says:

    Terrible trade! Passed on the one player (Devonte Wyatt) who was the best fit at the position most needed for two worthless late round picks. God help us if we get stuck with Logan Hall instead. We better hope Suh just grew 10 years younger.

  23. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    I’d be on the phone tonight with Gronk and Suh so Light can choose beyond 2022

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Wyatt was the difference maker and hedge/leverage for Suh. Instead…guys that will compete for special teams snaps at best. But….more picks! Licht back to the movie usher/TSA agent coat is about right.

  25. Mike in Arkansas Says:

    The Bucs will never admit it but Johnson was their guy and they were robbed, caught flat footed by the Jets. Simple as that. Don’t let them tell you otherwise tomorrow when they say xxxxxx was our guy all along.

  26. Bigz Says:

    No on ojabo. His injury will take time. Torn achilles. That means no production this year and we’ll have him for 3 years. No on Hall and the DT from Ucon. Try to trade back a bit for Hall or Cook. I Ike Ruckert for our later 2nd rounder.

  27. Mike in Arkansas Says:

    What do you think Brady is thinking right now?

  28. Bucanero Says:

    Booth seems a good pick at 33. It would have to be an early second and third

  29. Jersey buc Says:

    Man some of you are straight cry babies probably just starting watching this team. It was a solid trade to gain some capital still plenty of talent left a ton. Think Jason has proved over the years he knows how to draft! Few good back end players left and I would take dean in a sec. David is getting old

  30. Jerry Says:

    There are not a whole lot of solid week one starters on the board left. Lots of depth guys though and maybe a few diamonds in the rough. But this draft is not all that strong overall. I don’t expect much out of this draft unless we get lucky.

    Obvious we are going to have a couple glaring holes next year. Salary cap is hurting more than they want to admit.

  31. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Brilliant move! Grab a few extra picks, take some calls, and most importantly, check in with tommy to see what he thinks. Think I’m lying? I ain’t!

  32. Pickgrin Says:

    Would have to be quite a good offer to pass on Booth at this point IMO.

    Booth is who I really wanted us to select coming into tonight – but it felt iffy he would even be available. Then, after the trade down – I was sure he would be selected before the end of the 1st rd…

    Yet there he sits. One of the better CBs in this draft. Starter level talent.

    You got your extra picks JL – no more tempting fate. Take Booth at 33!

  33. NCFloridiot Says:

    TBBF, I agree completely with your last sentence “i do think this….the Jets jumped us to get Johnson & we may have wanted him.”… I also agree that we’ll never know

  34. HeheModerators2022 Says:

    We didn’t need anything at the value of the #27 pick! Simple as that. So why stay on the board? What’s funny is there are people who don’t understand mentally yet and aren’t mature enough to see the reasoning behind why we did this. Bucs now have the luxury to go BPA in the top of the draft tomorrow night. We can pair Lenny Fournette with Breece hall if we want. We can draft Trey McBride the top TE in the draft when we want him. We can add lot of depth to this roster which will be super important for longer seasons & tougher schedule. Really don’t see us needing a whole lot right now. Resign Gronk and Suh draft Hall and we’re gold!

  35. Esteban85 Says:

    Nakobe Dean, Booth Jr., Logan Hall, Brisker, Jones, Winfrey, Mafe, Ebitike etc etc. There is a long list of great players left out there. Of all those players I’m thinking Booth Jr. is the pick.

  36. WVBuc Says:

    Roughly 3/4 of every NFL draft result in future Hall of Fame players being drafted after the 1st round. That’s not a likely result but it isn’t less unlikely than it is the Bucs can’t find an equivalent player that they would have staying at 27. All of the hand wringing here is unnecessary, except for the troll attempts, those are always entertaining.

    Here is a certainty, if there was a single player Licht had separated on his board, he wouldn’t have risked moving back. If anything, it reinforced the idea there aren’t many absolute first round picks in this draft based upon film study. There are multiple pro bowl players still in this draft and some will be drafted in round 3 thru 5.

    Having the first pick of the 6th isn’t much different than having the last pick in the 5th…but had the Bucs gotten that last in the 5th, some would change their opinion on the trade because it is the 99 paradox. Well, I call it that anyway…the thing where a price of $100 will turn some away automatically but $99.99 is a different deal.

    It’s a bit reversed but it’s like the Bucs paid $100 and some are irate or afraid because it wasn’t $99.99. I predict mostly a mixed bag of opinions but those closest to the team will be excited when the draft ends. The Joe’s, the Pewter P’s and reports…etc. and it will be justified. So enjoy the ride and try to understand that mom had to wait until the 26th to buy your presents.

  37. BrooklynBucsFanInLA Says:

    I think they’ll trade down again too, makes too much sense and I think they wouldn’t have to drop too far either. They’d still get someone they rate highly and probably can fleece someone on a trade because it’s the first pick of the day. Excited to see what happens!

  38. Eckwood Says:

    The value to the trade is the first pick today with all but one qb on the board . The trade lacked great value but the key is to extract premium value from the 33 rd pick ( doubt they make that trade if it was the 34 th pick) and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a qb that someone gives a third to move a few spots …….. no more 4 th and 6 th rounders . The history of trade ups for 33 may not be that high but I believe this year the Bucs will receive multiple strong offers and wouldn’t be surprised to see one announced early so the Bucs can better work the trade/ trade position .

  39. unbelievable Says:

    I was a bit surprised they traded out with Wyatt, Hill and Cine all still available.

    But they did say most the value was in rounds 2 – 5 this year, so clearly they are sticking to that line of thinking.

    Also, Kenny Pickett’s fiance… goddamn she’s beautiful!

  40. Alvafan Says:

    Here’s how valuable our 4th and 6th round picks were last year.

    4th round > Jaelon Darden started out with promise but got smacked around by NFL sized players and lost his nerve. He is now mentally damaged and may never get his confidence back because of his physical limitations. On top of that the Bucs lost Jaden Mickens to the Jags because he was left unprotected on the practice squad. Mickens was our best kickoff return man and a decent receiver and we couldn’t have used a decent receiver at the end of last year could we.

    6th round > Chris Wilcox DB struggled in training camp but look at the quarterback and receivers he was facing. Was put on waivers and snapped up by the Lions. Again we couldn’t use any DBs last year our depth was so good.

    The point is round 4 to 6 is full of players that can do more damage than good (Darden) or are gone after the last preseason game. I hope the take BPA today and quit trading down and expect to find anything of any use in the later rounds

  41. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Many media outfits are reporting that the Bucs are getting a ton of calls/offers to trade down again.
    I would not be at all surprised to see it happen, again.
    Perhaps Licht is thinking that if he drafts enough players, he will get a starter or 2 out of this draft ?
    Of course, to draft enough players, he needs more picks.
    I will not be surprised to see another trade down