The Annual Mock Draft Episode And Debate! Ira Kaufman Joins Draft Guru Sean Sullivan For A Spirited Breakdown And Much More

April 23rd, 2024

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21 Responses to “The Annual Mock Draft Episode And Debate! Ira Kaufman Joins Draft Guru Sean Sullivan For A Spirited Breakdown And Much More”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    Borgannomus Schleppanov is really make some noise for the later rounds, a day 4 prospect, probably 9th or 10th round.

  2. Mr. Editor Says:

    It was great to hear Ira and Company on a mic instead of on the phone.

    “I hate the Eagles”. I heard that loud and clear! Music to my ears!

    We were “all over Josh Allen”, too! You can’t hit on every pick every year, but Jason Licht has had a solid run of drafts since 2020. I don’t want to go back to 2019. Still, in hindsight, there were players on the board that the Bucs could have gotten, but alas!

    With JTS, Logan Hall, and Calijah Kancey, the Bucs have already spent a lot of draft capital along the defensive line, so I’m concerned that the team is experiencing diminishing returns (yes, just like Regan Upshaw, Gaines Adams, etc). That’s not a recipe for making a playoff run. JTS and Logan Hall have to produce this year. Inserting Johnny Newton into the defensive lineup, assuming that he’s still available, would be really interesting. Yes, I want Verse, but he won’t be there at #26. Not much discussion on Chop Robinson. Best edge rusher available! A solid running back and center will be available in later rounds. The scouts have their work cut out for them.

    One thing about Sean Sullivan is that he seems very knowledgeable of the injury histories for a lot of the players. I’m also impressed that he listens to the local reporters (or the “Ira Kaufman’s”) for all 32 teams.

  3. Dave Pear Says:

    I’m actually ignoring draft propaganda from a barstool at a Hooters, so there’s that.

  4. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    This so-called Draft Guru wanted the Bucs to draft Jerry Judy over Tristin Wirfs, go back a check the tape.

  5. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Utter nonsense Sage, NOBODY thinks the 26th pick puts us in the Super Bowl. Complete nonsense.

  6. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I really hope that we don’t draft Chop. Not impressed at all if that is the pick. I would take Newton over Chop if both were on the board.

  7. beeej Says:

    Every mock I see shows us drafting the Chopster

  8. Bucnjim Says:

    The one thing as a fan I’d love to see is the low, not the highlights. You see these guys tearing up the lesser competition but disappearing against the better college teams. I’m guessing Licht does all the homework with the info we cannot easily get.

  9. Dave Pear Says:

    Just drink more and let Jason do his job. I’m looking for another bottle of Highland Park 18. I know I had another bottle. Maybe the wife drank it all gone.

  10. JimBobBuc Says:

    I second the highland park 18. Sadly no stock at the moment. Will go 2nd and 3rd round, 15 and 12.

  11. Buchen61 Says:

    Trade back to top of 2nd round and draft Frazier at center
    At 57 hopefully Braswell at edge is still available tlat leaves 3 pics in the 3rd round…take one and draft a RB…and the last 2 for wr,cb,te or best available

  12. Tucker Says:

    Would rather them draft a wr but I wouldn’t pull out the pitch forks if they drafted chop just wouldn’t be my preferred pick.

  13. Dave Pear Says:

    No way Jason drafts Schlop Robinson. Zip.

    Jason knows that Bowles can’t coach a productionless derf to be anything else than a derf. See JTS, Logan’s Hall. Note the regression of Diva, Carlton, Dean, Shaq. Expect Whitehead to regress after successful defensive coaching from Saleh. Expect Diaby and Kancy to regress also.

    Unless – Jason hires a DC for Bowels who can actually teach algebra to an algebra class rather than ramming non-linear differential equations into their confused minds.

  14. Toad Bowels Says:

    I greatly enjoyed this podcast. In this mock, Verse, Newton, Latu and Brian Thomas Jr were all off the board, leaving The Chops to fall as they may.

    Even if Latu was still on the board, we don’t have access to the medical information that Jason Licht may have to assess the risks. After losing Ryan Jensen to injury I’d hate to have Logan Hall run into Latu in practice and put an end to another career.

    If it were me and Brian Thomas was available I would draft him as Godwin has a huge cap hit and we need to get together at that position. If Godwin can restructure to something work have friendly we can still use three and four wide receiver sets in today’s NFL.

    I think If he is available, Verse is a no-brainer. Lee has convinced me on Newton also as perhaps Newton could play next to Vea and kick Kancey out to edge.

    If it’s a Latu or Chop You really have to count on The Bucs to do their homework. I’m also not adverse to trading out of the first round and taking Darius Robinson plus Frazier as 2nd rounders.

    Can’t wait for part 2 tomorrow. Sean and Lee did a great job

  15. Toad Bowels Says:

    … of explaining positional value to maximize the draft day haul.

    Ira did a great job making the donuts disappear and Steve called him out on it every time.

    Draft question for you guys… Would the Bucs take S Tyler Nubin if he was available in the 3rd round and play one of Winfield Jr or Nubin at the slot DB? The let’s them move Izien to back up both CB’s in a weak draft for CBs in the mid rounds.

  16. Capt Ahab Says:

    I can’t envision Jason Licht drafting the underperforming Chop Robinson just because he runs fast. His performance on the field is not noteworthy. Sullivan in one breath says he liked JTS because of his first step, and follows that up with Chop and his first step. First steps are fine, QB sacks are better.
    In the words of former GM Rich McKay, draft guys who produce results!

  17. First Name Greatest Says:

    I can’t wait until Mock Draft season is over.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sean does a very good job and puts in the work……I should not that these are the picks he thinks teams will choose…..not necessarily his choices.
    If teams above the Bucs leave a player on the board like Barton or Newton….they could be our pick instead.

  19. ChrisBucsFan Says:

    Penix should’ve been the pick

  20. Logan Says:

    Sean, I respect you, but as a Nebraska fan your assessment about Trey Palmer falling the in draft because “he had no one throwing him the ball” was just nonsense. Casey Thompson was the QB that year and Trey lit the entire B1G on fire. He left LSU because he wasn’t getting an opportunity and followed his coach/recruiter to Nebraska. Trey fell in the draft because he didn’t run great routes (something that showed last year) he didn’t do well against physical corners (also something that still a problem) and he didn’t go over the middle. I love Trey and still do, but he’s young and lack of playing time at LSU showed at Nebraska. His speed killed teams but his inexperience is the reason for the fall, not “he didn’t have anyone throwing him the ball.”

  21. firethecannons Says:

    Thanks Joe and Sean and Ira, one of my favorite NFL weeks, the week that leads up to the holiest day of football. Excellent pod! It was fun for us to listen to. Chop may be the pick but my guess is they draft out of the first round and pickup in the second and third round. I would love to see a center, Trey Benson (RB FSU), and a decent corner. Not a good draft for edge. We have to put all the marbles on last years YaYa, maybe get pressure up the middle, what about Nelson–is he still a Buc? have no confidence in JTS.