Jason Licht Selection Of Graham Barton Makes Pete Prisco A Very Happy Man

April 26th, 2024

Digs Jason Licht’s selection.

Prickly Pete Prisco is in love.

The long-time CBS NFL columnist and reporter, never shy about offering his insight, loves, loves, loves how Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht went out and grabbed Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton to play center.

Did Joe mention Prisco loves this move?

Prisco could not contain his giddy excitement as he typed for CBS. Oh, Prisco also gave Licht an “A” grade.

Though Joe has not spoken to world-famous JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman yet, Joe is confident Ira loves picking a center but Joe is equally confident Ira may not want to hear about Barton playing center just yet.

Ira still has a walnut stuck in his craw — not craw, craw! — when Licht years ago flipped Ali Marpet from right guard to center, only to flip him to left guard. And as a result, the Bucs won a Super Bowl.

So Joe wonders if Ira is unnerved that the Bucs want to move a college left tackle to center in the NFL, a position he hasn’t played since he was a freshman at Duke? Stay tuned for the next “Ira Kaufman Podcast.”

What is not debatable is Prisco loves this move.

Did Joe mention Prisco loves the Bucs drafting Barton?

8 Responses to “Jason Licht Selection Of Graham Barton Makes Pete Prisco A Very Happy Man”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Prisco & TBBF have something in common.

  2. Netwalker Says:

    There seems to be a some concern over Barton’s ‘short’ arms. But have you seen how wide his shoulders are. That’s a big man. I would think extending wider shoulders would help make up for some minor lack of length in his arms.

  3. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Would love to see a road grader LG drafted tonight – and a thumper RB. Knock ‘‘em on their a$$ and we’ll win plenty of games. A man can dream.

    Go Bucs – and thanks Joes and our brother fans! Keep it coming.

  4. drdneast Says:

    I loved that Get Smart gag, “not craw, CRAW!” routine every time I hear it.

  5. geno711 Says:

    Every year in the draft, there are three, four, or six teams moving tackles in college football to interior lineman.

    Why is this a big deal to some on this site?

    No matter what, it is always a projection whether a guy is going to make it in the NFL. How many cornerbacks play in a system like they did in college? Yet, they are still selected and projected hopefully to make a team?

    There is always some projection.

    At least with Barton, you have a considerable amount of tape of him at center. A whole season of tape with every snap. There is so much less projection with Barton than there would be with Marpet, Cappa, or Goedeke.

    To me this seems, at least on paper, to be the easiest for the coaching and scouting department to access.

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Guns ?
    Yeah but what does Joe Piscapo think about the pick ?😉

  7. Bojim Says:

    I love the pick too. Draft a center in the later rounds to be safe i guess.

  8. Jeremy Goins Says:

    Make defense respect the run game and it opens up the passing game. I don’t know if that’s considered old school or not but I know it’s proven. Another o line pick then go after an aggressive RB. We focused almost strictly on defense last year in the early rounds of the draft last year. We could use it. An effective Edge rusher would be nice to see too