Prickly Pete Prisco Says The Bucs Should…

April 26th, 2023

Draft advice for Bucs.

Prickly Pete Prisco of CBS is no wallflower. Ask him a question, and without hesitation, you get a direct answer. You may not like the answer but Prisco doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. If you didn’t want an answer, then why ask in the first place?

So it’s no surprise to Joe that Prisco typed a mock draft, not on what he thinks teams will do, but what he believes in his heart teams should do.

The folks who comment on this here site banging their keyboard with “trenches” will enjoy Prisco’s take on the Bucs at No. 19. Yes, this is what Prisco believes the Bucs should do. He’s not predicting the moves of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

There is talk of moving right tackle Tristan Wirfs to the left side, which would make [Darnell] Wright a plug-and-play as a rookie at right tackle, his natural spot. He is a nasty, tough player.

It’s hard to argue with Prisco’s line of thinking.

The only thing that spooks Joe is that it appears there will be a run on tackles before the Bucs are on the clock. What then, reach for one, or a quarterback?

The way it seems the Bucs want to run the ball, Joe doesn’t think you can go wrong with a guy like Wright.

(FYI: Prisco has Bijan Robinson going to the Eagles in this mock. At No. 30.)

34 Responses to “Prickly Pete Prisco Says The Bucs Should…”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I think we should leave Wirfs alone at right tackle, and draft a Left Tackle

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Wright would be cool.

    I’d also be ok with Anton Harrison at 19. After researching enough i wouldn’t be surprised if he even goes before us.

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    Wirfs is a superior athlete, a freak of nature, who should have no issues transitioning to the left side.

  4. Brandon Says:

    Chris… the transition for Wirfs to go from right to left is far less than hoping a rookie can transition from a college left tackle to a pro left tackle. The track record for rookie left tackles isn’t good.

  5. Brandon Jeff Says:

    Give me Harrison, Wright, Bijan or Hooker in the 1st and I’ll be happy. One of those should be there at 19.

  6. Mr. Editor Says:

    I am in favor of drafting Wright, although it’s important to be flexible in terms of needs and the players already on the roster. I also like Anton Harrison, who has played both left and right tackle with more experience (I think) on the left side. The trend at One Buc Place seems to be to bring in players that have a flexible skill set within a position group. If both Wright and Harrison are off the board by the time the Bucs make a selection, then the Bucs might have to go to a Plan B whatever that is (assuming that drafting OL is Plan A). Go Bucs!

  7. Brandon Jeff Says:

    We are not likely to make the playoffs this year anyway. Pick BPA!

  8. Rob Says:

    I’m old enough to remember when the Bucs took RT Kenyatta Walker and told him he’s now a LT.

    Leave Wirfs at his natural position where he’s an all pro caliber player.

    Find a different LT.

  9. Joe Swanson Says:

    I am pretty sure between Wright, Harrison, Torrance or Bergeron one will be available if the Bucs go in that direction.

  10. Brandon Jeff Says:

    If you go, BPA, in three years, when our window opens again, you should have better quality players on your roster.

  11. AlwaysBucs Says:

    What good is a RB that is getting hit behind the line? Fortify the line, it’s what smart winning organizations do

    Teams who have consistent success invest in their trench play more than other areas

  12. John Sinclear Says:

    For all who think moving from RT to LT is so simple, try this. Write your name with the pen in your left hand. Easy, correct?

  13. SlyPirate Says:


    If you’re willing to move Wirfs to LT, then why draft a RT? Goedeke is as good a RT as any of these guys.

    If Wirfs is the LT, the Bucs will look for a DL or OLB in Round 1.

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Gawd !!!!
    Over dose
    I can remember being in Ft Myers in the early 90’s searching on the AM dial trying to find out how the draft was going and who the Bucs had picked.
    That and on draft night tomorrow even when the pick is in the talking heads give the full allotted time to each pick before moving on. The roles have actually reversed the actual game is in second place to all the surrounding stories.

  15. Rand Says:

    please QB

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    Listening to Rick Spielman laugh at someone else’s QB choice after he used first round picks on Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater is pretty comical.
    In Prisco’s scenario, yes, Wright would likely be the pick.

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    Another OL who is outstanding and may be had in the second round is John-Michael Schmitz, center from Minnesota. He can also play guard and tackle. Versatile, smart and can definitely run block.

  18. Bucs Guy Says:

    I’m very concerned there will be a run on T from 9-17 with the top 5 tackles gone by #19. I’ve previously said trade back, but I wouldn’t do so unless maybe there were still 2 of the Ts left and only a few slots then. I like Johnson and Harrison because they’ve played in a scheme similar to what the Bucs will run.

  19. Bucs Guy Says:

    If top 5 tackles are gone, do the Bucs draft the #1 G from FL or an Edge?

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    Big ugly toothless and smart. Let’s go.

  21. Power of Pewter Says:

    Draft a Tackle. Let Goedeke learn how to play Guard before trying him out at Tackle.

  22. chark Says:

    I’d be fine with bijan or wright, harrison at 19

  23. chark Says:

    Harrison is growing on me if he is there. I like his humility as I perceive from his comments. And he does seem to move more effortlessly than the other OL out there. He played and learned from that Okla line coach who has put out some good nfl players. He might be the steal of the OL, fingers crossed

  24. Woodenman Says:

    Power Goedeke already played tackle a couple of games last year and he did play tackle in college and he looked better at tackle than guard even though he does not have required arm length. So why do you want him at guard we have plenty of guard talent.

  25. BUCman Says:

    Wright would be a nice pick here but it’s looking more and more like he will be gone by 19. After the top four tackles are gone there is a huge drop off. Harrison is a mid second at best but will probably get pushed up the board because of need at the position. 19 is definitely way to high for him.

  26. Show Me the TDs Says:

    There’s a few reason the Bucs nor Wirfs have announced he is going to left tackle. One, you don’t show your hand. Two, and the most important…Bucs need to determine the best value to draft for the o line, depending on who might be there at #19 or who they can possibly trade back for and still get. It’s all about “value”.

  27. sasquatch Says:

    If there’s an early run on tackles, someone else they like at another position will be pushed down and they will pounce. Then draft an OT in round 2, where we could probably still get a starter.

    Other thing is, maybe an early run on tackles would nudge them towards a trade down.

    This is the first draft in years where our first round pick could go in so many different directions. We all think it’s an OT, but it really seems up in the air.

  28. Redeemer Says:

    It appears a foregone conclusion that wirfs will make the switch. So it’s useless to argue with certainty. They’ll trade out imo. Unless someone they love falls. After about 15, it’s a crap shoot. It is anyway.

  29. Kevibaby Says:

    They Ravens won a super bowl with Trent Dilfer at qb!!! Trade White and our pick t I moved up to somewhere between 5 and 8. Draft the best offensive lineman

  30. MadMax Says:

    Wright wont fall to us at 19, sorry….

    Work a trade with houston for their #12 and second pick of the 2nd while throwing diva in the mix. Wright should be there at 12.

    Then we work on Washington, Campbell and Achane….

  31. Allbuccedup Says:

    Nfl network are saying the Bucs are going to trade up for a quarterback. I sure hope not I see Levis and Richardson as overhyped busts I maybe wrong but if the Bucs trade their 1st and 2nd pick to get one of these guys and their a bust the franchise will be set back for years to come. Build up the o line d line and edge rushers maybe another safety get the quarterback next year.

  32. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    No to a QB #1. Richarson & Hooker will be busts. I think Harrison would be ideal at #1

  33. Ugotrobbed Says:


  34. garro Says:

    Just went through some mock drafts some sound mostly reasonable till you get to about 12.

    Then they are all over the place and by the time you get to the Bucs…Guard, RB, WR, QB…Really this is what I read.

    Somehow I dont think the “national media” has done they’re homework on the Bucs…