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Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com

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  1. 1

    cgmaster27

    Well written article and I echo these sentiments, homer and all.

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    knight

    YES HE DID, love the pick!! What a first 2 days of the BUCS draft, Licht nailed it, in Licht we trust. Scott you are absolutely right, our kicking stunk, and it cost us at least 2 games last year. He is a starter out of the gate and the best kicker to come out of college in the last decade. I’m a gator and know what not having a kicker will do to a team. I also remember what a difference automatica made to the BUCS, and the criticism they received for taking him. Licht you da man, GO BUCS!!

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    vtrantb

    “house money”? So you win $10,000 on a hand in black jack and you don’t cash in your chips and let it ride on the next hand because it is “house money”. Picks are valuable.

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      psymun

      No, but you DO take higher risks than you would have with your original hard-earned cash.

      Everyone takes bigger risks on capital that you received from an investment, than the capital that you invested in the first place. Everyone does it in any risk that they do.

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      1. 3.1.1

        76Buc

        Warren Buffett doesn’t.

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        vtrantb

        You take risk on a QB, RB, DE…NOT a kicker in the second round when many great kickers are undrafted.

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      76Buc

      AGREED!!! I wouldn’t draft Lou Groza that high unless he also played tackle (he did). If this kid is such a great athlete then make him play safety also, then I will agree.

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    pinkstob

    Aguayo is my favorite pick in this draft thus far. Since all the players I’m familiar with have already been drafted he’ll go down as my favorite player in this draft period.

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    1. 4.1

      vtrantb

      Wow! If your favorite draft is a kicker then I have nothing else to say.

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        76Buc

        Pink is clueless at times. Other times he is prescient. I can’t figure him out. Here he is in one of his clueless stages.

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      Horse

      I’m with you.

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    fredster

    Well I’m not thrilled about this pick. If we took him in 3rd in our spot (assuming there) and used two 4ths on couple of best defensive players Id feel better. Who knows if it will play out in our favor. All experts give the move an f or d. I’m C- or D+ on it.

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    plopes808

    Well if ur gonna trade up for a kicker, may as well make it the most accurate kicker in college history right? lol

    We traded a 3rd and the 4th we got trading back in the 1st so basically it’s the same as picking him in the 3rd I guess. Hope it pans out, kickers are more important than many people realize. Just look at the Brindza fiasco last year

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      vtrantb

      He is not the most accurate kicker in college history. He is #3:
      1. Brett Baer* 90.00 2009 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette
      2. Alex Henery* 89.47 2007 2010 Nebraska
      3. Roberto Aguayo* 88.46 2013 2015 Florida State

      Baer wasn’t drafted and never kicked in the NFL. Henery was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round and isn’t consider an elite kicker, if he is even still kicking.

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    Xpfcwintergreen

    I applaud Licht and the organization. I have been enjoying trashing some of the national pundits over this pick elsewhere. It is almost too clichéd but I’ll say it again. “Time will tell.” It does apply in this situation.

    You could call “never pick a kicker in the second” clichéd if you wanted to.

    Scott, I hope you will research if there was a team the Bucs were jumping in order to get this pick. On the other hand maybe they were just avoiding the possibility of someone unexpectedly grabbing him before the Bucs chose in the third round.

    Go Bucs!!!

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    1. 7.1

      vtrantb

      It is not cliche! It is a proven fact. The great kickers in the league are undrafted.

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    76Buc

    I think super ‘nole fan Mark Cook has much more influence with Jason Licht then we thought. OMG a kicker:(

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  9. 9

    Horse

    Very good Article Scott.

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  10. 10

    Gulfstrings

    Drafting a kicker in the second round takes some serious footballs. Go Bucs!

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    Morgan

    If he’s a future Pro Bowl kicker, he’ll be worth the picks and high selection. He might win the Bucs a few games over the course of his career. Could have used him last season. Lovie Smith might still have a job with a couple more wins (8-8 would have kept him here).

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    Dbuc63

    76Buc- what’s clueless is your analogy on Warren Buffet. Constructive criticism is healthy so take a deep breath and drink a boost then post your comments.

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      76Buc

      Dbuc63, I agree about constructive criticism and accept yours.However, I have studied Buffett for years and he never increase risk with his profits. He always looks for ways to limit it. I was simply responding to a financial analogy I thought was incorrect.

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    Bandonij

    He could be the best kicker of all time and this would still be a waste of picks. Risk has nothing to do with. It’s about reward. The best kickers make about 90% of their FGAs. Average kickers make about 85-87. They are a fungible asset, plain and simple. You can get a decent one for free, why pay a premium for a slightly better one?

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    jiggyjoe

    If Aguayo helps us win one game that we would have lost like last year; he was a good pick. Safe picks have not gotten us anywhere. This kicker can help us win games.

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