Where the #Tweeters Mock the Draft!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

GM: @bmpamaral–> 3 DL, 1 OL, 1 RB, 1 QB, 2 LB –> 8 Picks

15. Tampa Bay (10-6)(From Mia) – @bmpamaral – J.J. Watt, DE – Wis

3.20 Tampa Bay (10-6) – @bmpamaral – Will Rackley, OT – Lehigh

4.19 (116) Tampa Bay : DeMarco Murray, RB – OK

4.14 (111) Tampa Bay(From Mia): Chykie Brown, CB – Texas

6.22 – 187. Tampa Bay Buccaneers(f/KC): Cliff Matthews, DE – USC

7.14 – 217. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From Mia): Mike Mohammed, LB – Cal

7.19 – 222. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Hogue, LB – Syracuse

7.35 – 238. Tampa Bay Buccaneers(comp): Markus White, DE


Trade Log:


Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded pick 1.20, 2.19 and 5.20 for The Miami Dolphins 1.15, 4.14 and 7.15 picks.


Last year, the Bucs used their first two picks on defensive linemen Gerald McCoy and Brian Price. In this draft, the team does essentially the same thing, albeit with far lesser rewards.

To move up five spots in the first frame, the Bucs made a deal that included giving up their second round pick. They then selected JJ Watt, a long, powerful defensive end who’ll be a solid player for them. However, he isn’t the type of dynamic edge rusher that a Tampa 2 defense demands, and it’s not like the Bucs needs a guy who can move inside on passing downs. As a result, it’s very hard to like this pick.

Fortunately, the Buccaneers did fare better with some of their later picks. Small school offensive lineman Will Rackley was a smart third round selection. Though he lacks the length to stay at tackle, Rackley could develop into a very good offensive guard. Also, fourth rounder DeMarco Murray could be a nice complement to power back LeGarrette Blount. Picks Chykie Brown and Cliff Matthews both had underwhelming senior campaigns, but it’s possible that they could turn into something in Tampa. However, the solid mid-round picks can’t make up for the disappointing value in the first two frames.

Grade: B-

Graded by Aaron Aloysius – @AaronAloysius


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: