Trading Down For Devonte Wyatt?

April 27th, 2022

What’s more fun on the eve of draft night than remembering how Gerald McCoy put his foot down to label the best defensive tackle in this draft.

And now it’s feeling like the Bucs could trade down to get him.

Daniel Jeremiah is the NFL Network top draft guru, the former college QB turned respected NFL scout found his calling as a year-round draft analyst and was mentored by Mike Mayock. Joe knows GMs like Jeremiah, and he still has just enough close contacts from his days in the scouting community to be dangerous.

Jeremiah’s final mock draft emerged on today and Joe noticed he does not have Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt coming off the board in Round 1. Yes, Wyatt is the the beloved manbeast of McCoy and draft guru Sean Sullivan, who has named Wyatt as the Bucs’ pick at No. 27 overall on Thursday night.

McCoy loves what a natural pass rusher Wyatt is, calling him “twitchy” and a natural 1-on-1 rusher with an array of polished moves. And McCoy says if the moves don’t work, Wyatt has the power to overcome.

Joe is wondering how nervous Detroit might get if it’s targeting a quarterback. Maybe the Lions would trade their No. 32 pick and a fourth-rounder to the Bucs for the No. 27 spot? And the Bucs might just do it if their intel is telling them they could score Wyatt at No. 32.

As for an extra fourth-round pick, Bucco Bruce Arians himself was saying this week that there’s a ton of value in this draft in Rounds 3 through 5.

29 Responses to “Trading Down For Devonte Wyatt?”

  1. sasquatch Says:

    If he drops it’s because he’s been overhyped or the domestic violence stuff is a concern. Frankly, his sack production wasn’t great. Nice combine numbers. Is Logan Hall a better prospect though? Maybe.

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Sasquatch: Logan Hall had 7 sacks in 4 years (6 in 2021), I wouldn’t call that great production either.

  3. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Uh Joe I don’t think the Lions will need to leapfrog the Packers, Chiefs or Bengals so that they can get a QB. Those teams have decent QBs already.

  4. Mort Says:

    This is because nobody had any clue about who teams covet and it’s the day before the draft. This will be entertaining for the first time in a while simply because nobody knows anything about any team this year.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    ESPN has him going at number 20 to the Steelers. I like Devonte Wyatt too, and have him pegged as an instant starter in the NFL, just what we need!

  6. Jp09 Says:

    @Bradybunch it’s not about those teams. It’s about the other teams at the beginning of the second round with terrible QBs.

  7. tampabayallday Says:

    Domestic violence is a big concern

  8. Buc92’ Says:

    Perrion Winfrey please !!!


  9. Buc4evr Says:

    Nope, hard pass. We need to draft Hill.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Keep in mind that the current HC beats the “stop the run first” drum loudly.

    I suspect a DL at #1 this draft.

    What would Sonny Weaver do?

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    tampabayallday Says:
    April 27th, 2022 at 11:22 pm
    Domestic violence is a big concern
    The only thing I’ve heard on Wyatt is that he kicked somebody’s door. Have you heard more?

  12. WVBuc Says:

    Can I legitimately feel these ways?

    1. I don’t care what Gerald McCoy thinks. He’s too much primadonna to trust.

    2. Gerald McCoy was a great Buccaneer. Lots of talent, good production. Passionate.

    3. Gerald McCoy was a disappointment. Never what Suh was, he was 2nd prize in that draft. Often hurt or when on the field, routinely dwarfed into a version of how I, a former DT myself, would have looked against NFL competition in the 4th quarter.

    4. Gerald McCoy priced himself out of Tampa asking for more than Suh accepted.

    5. Gerald McCoy really believed in and probably still does believe in himself. It’s an admirable trait that everyone would benefit from perfecting.

    6. Gerald McCoy never perfected believing in himself. Too often he would react emotionally to press or social media. Worse, he didn’t take the perceived insults and wear them like a badge of pride as he destroyed their narrative.

    7. I really like Gerald McCoy.

    8. Gerald McCoy is among the 5 most frustrating Buccaneers of my lifetime and that spans their entire existence.

  13. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Most of these teams would draft Saddam Hussein if he could beat double teams and kill quarterbacks.

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    First of all, Detroit doesn’t have a 4th round pick this year.

    Secondly, the draft trade value chart says the Bucs need to get at least 90 points in trade to move down to pick 32.

    A 4th rounder won’t cut it. It needs to be a low 3rd round pick to make the value work.

    And guess what? Detroit has the last regular pick in round 3 at #97 (there are a few supplemental picks below that in round 3).

  15. MadMax Says:

    Just grab him at 27 and rest easy (thats if Olave and Dotson are gone). If we try to trade down and someone grabs him before us, thats gonna be a hard pill to swallow.

  16. Hodad Says:

    Wyatt’s game reminds me of Sapp. Funny how Sapp slipped down just before the draft over pot use. Oh those were simpler times. Now Wyatt might slip to us too.

  17. Bucs Guy Says:

    DLine, TE and CB in that order. Followed by OLine and RB. I would love to see the Bucs trade down 5-10 positions and pick up an extra 2nd or 3rd round pick. History has shown teams pay a premium to trade up into the 1st round due to the 5th year option. The premium is 50-100 points on the Jimmy Johnson chart. There are lots of very good players/10 year starters in this draft on day 2 so get extra 2nd and 3rd round picks if possible.

    The Bucs don’t need to use their first round pick on a #4 WR — even if Godwin is out for 12 weeks. If the Bucs don’t trust their current WRs to fill in, they need to rent a player through FAs or a trade until Godwin returns. Drafting a WR here would be a waste unless they are planning to trade Godwin. The only WR possibly available at #27 will be Dotson (who I like).

    There will be a run on TEs on day 2 in the 2nd and 3rd round. There will be a run on RBs on day 2 and 3 in the 3rd and 4th round. Will the Bucs pick up a Punter in the 7th or go UFA? That’s the big mystery.

  18. MadMax Says:

    I see Aaron Donald 2.0 in this kid.

  19. BUCman Says:

    Don’t get too cute. If we are lucky enough for him to be there at 27 take him and celebrate.

  20. Cchead Says:

    I see Sapp 2.0

  21. SB~LV Says:

    As long as we are silly talking
    Pay whatever it takes for Deebow Samuels

  22. Allbuccedup Says:

    Domestic violence concerning plus Jordan Davis being double teamed padded his numbers.

  23. PassingThru Says:

    That Georgia DL was special, wasn’t it? The more I watched Devonte Wyatt, the more I liked him.

    Hard to say where he’ll end up, this is a very strange first round. Too many teams with multiple picks, and too many teams that probably have pent-up demand for DL after last season’s thin draft crop. Frankly, a DT leads my wish list, CBs and an OG are up there as well.

    I’m not confident Suh is coming back, and even if he does you’d have to be blind not to notice Father Time eroding his play.

  24. Admiral Redbeard Says:

    If they’re going to trade down for a DL, Jordan Davis is the only one worth doing it for.

  25. Jeff Says:

    Lol! No way. He’ll go 20-25.

  26. Brandon Says:

    If he’s there and you like him you don’t wait until #32. Licht could have had many players a little later than he got them but when they come up, he came and pulled the trigger. Justin Evans… Hargreaves, the idiot kicker, even Marpet and Cappa could have been had a little bit later… but they were Licht’s guys.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    From the little tape I’ve watched, highlights I’ve seen, the guy looks like there is no way he gets to the Bucs, more or less past the Bucs.

    I’m not a scout, obviously, and my investment is no more than 10-12 mins of watching videos, but man does he look like player who is going to be very very good at the NFL level.

    Maybe I’m completely wrong, but I’d be shocked if he’s not productive at the next level.

  28. steele Says:

    I would rather see them going for an edge as first priority.

    In terms of DT, there are many that are available in rds 2-5. No need to reach for Wyatt, who has a rap sheet and has issues rushing the passer. If he’s there, the rap sheet is an issue (as it also is with Sam Williams). And do you want a primarily nose tackle type? This roster needs its Aaron Donald.

    DeMarvin Leal, Phidarian Mathis, John Ridgeway, Travis Jones, Perion Winfrey all in the mix. Jordan Davis will not be available, and he also has pass rush issues.

  29. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Concerning possible defensive linemen: I don’t think Jordan Davis would be a good fit for the Bucs. I think he can be great for some other teams.

    I see Hall as having greater long term upside potential than Wyatt. Others think the reverse is the true situation. Who Knows? I do think Wyattt has more to contribute now, this year, than Hall.

    I respect Gmac’s opinion very much. This is not because I thought he was a “hall of fame” player. Suh is closer to that level. Bucs fans who trash him have a low level of football acumen in my opinion, nevertheless. He maximized the talents God gave him. He was a soilid professional.

    Go Bucs!