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April 14, 2014 @ 5:05 pm
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PewterReport.com's 2014 Bucs 7-Round Mock Draft 4.0

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PewterReport.com reveals its latest 2014 Bucs 7-Round Mock Draft - version 4.0. Tampa Bay will use its first-round pick on Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, but what wide receiver do the Buccaneers take in the second round? Find out right here.
Before we get to the latest PewterReport.com mock draft for the Buccaneers, here are some thoughts on the teams selecting ahead of Tampa Bay – Houston, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Oakland at Atlanta.

The five players I don’t see the Buccaneers having a chance to draft with the seventh overall pick are South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, offensive tackles Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and wide receiver Sammy Watkins. In this scenario, only one of the top three quarterbacks – Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel or Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater – will figure to go in the top 5 and there are four quarterback-needy teams in Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland. Atlanta, which picks sixth overall, does not need a quarterback.

So Tampa Bay could in fact have its pick of two of the top quarterbacks left, along with Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald or Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans. Ideally, most feel Bucs general manager Jason Licht would love to trade down in the first round and acquire more picks in a draft that is deep with talent.

With the Buccaneers bringing in several quarterbacks for pre-draft visits, including Bridgewater, Manziel, Carr, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo and SMU’s Garrett Gilbert, and the signing of journeyman Josh McCown, who will turn 35 this summer, PewterReport.com is convinced that Tampa Bay will select a quarterback of the future in the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, it’s the first round.

ROUND 1 – Fresno State QB Derek Carr – 6-2, 214
Previous selection: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins

In PewterReport.com’s first mock draft of 2014 back in January, we forecasted the Buccaneers drafting Carr. After a couple of mock drafts that have featured Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins in Tampa Bay’s top spot, we’ve come full circle back to Carr, who is the most ideal fit for Jeff Tedford’s quarterback-driven offense. Licht would love to be able to trade down a few spots and pick up Carr in the middle of the first round and acquire more draft picks, but don’t rule out Tampa Bay drafting him with the seventh overall pick.

Tedford coached Carr’s brother, David, at Fresno State, and tutored Derek after the season shortly before taking the offensive coordinator job in Tampa Bay. Tedford, a former Fresno State quarterback and keeps tabs on his alma mater and saw Carr break virtually every Bulldogs record set by himself, Trent Dilfer and his brother, David, passing for 5,082 yards in 2013, which was 420 more yards than any other quarterback at the FBS level last year. Carr threw 50 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. In his four years at Fresno State, Carr threw for 12,842 yards, 113 touchdowns and just 24 interceptions, while completing an average 68 percent of his passes during his final two seasons.

Carr, a great leader and competitor, has a great football I.Q., strong arm, quick release and ability to be productive in a complex, quarterback-driven offense like Tedford’s. Carr was the nation’s most prolific passer, averaging 390.9 yards per game and was responsible for more points (314) than any other college football player in 2013, including Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch (288), Baylor’s Bryce Petty (278) and Johnny Manziel (276). Carr has incredibly high character and is married with a young son. His high degree of maturity may vault him ahead of Manziel on the team’s draft boards at the quarterback position.

Carr, who visits the Bucs this week, also brings the mobility to Tampa Bay’s offense that Mike Glennon lacks. Carr ran a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash, and has the ability to elude the pass rush, extend plays and pick up first downs with his legs when possible, much like another Tedford protégé, Aaron Rodgers.

Here is a highlight video of Carr’s Fresno State days.

ROUND 2 – Fresno State WR Davante Adams – 6-1, 213
Previous selection: Stanford G David Yankey

In 2012, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith drafted Alshon Jeffery in the second round. He developed into a starting receiver during his rookie season and then became a Pro Bowler in 2013. After drafting Carr in the first round, the Bucs come back and take Adams, who was his primary weapon at Fresno State over the past two seasons, in the second round. Not only are Carr and Adams former teammates, they are also best friends and that chemistry could help both make an instant impact in Tampa Bay.

Adams caught 131 passes for 1,718 yards and 24 touchdowns last season to lead all FBS receivers as a redshirt sophomore, and compiled 233 catches for 3,030 yards and 38 touchdowns in his two years on the field for the Bulldogs. The Palo Alto, Calif. native had 13 games with 100 yards receiving or more, including four games during 2013 in which he eclipsed the 200-yard mark.

The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Adams is a mix between former Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams and San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree. He recently improved on his 4.56 time in the 40-yard dash by running a 4.46 at his pro day at Fresno State.

The 21-year old Adams has the quickness to make defenders miss after the catch and that’s an important element in Tedford’s offense, which gets the balls into the receivers’ hands quickly on bubble screens, middle screens, curls and slants. With arms slightly longer than 32.5 inches and a 39.5-inch vertical, Adams would also be a great red zone threat for Tampa Bay.

Here is a highlight video of Adams Fresno State career.

ROUND 3 – North Dakota State OL Billy Turner – 6-5, 315
Previous selection: Oregon State CB Rashaad Reynolds

Turner was a left tackle at North Dakota State where he was a four-year starter for the nation’s best FCS program, starting 56 of the 57 games he played in. At 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, Turner has the NFL size and athleticism to play either guard or tackle. He would be a tremendous value to Tampa Bay in the third round as he is capable of playing either tackle position in addition to either guard spot.

The Bucs’ most immediate need is at guard, and he has the playing experience and temperament to step in and compete for a starting spot as a rookie. Turner, who visited One Buc Place in March, has long, 34-inch arms and big, 10-inch hands and does a superb job of punching off the snap.

Turner needs to work on his pad level and has a tendency of overextending himself and reaching too much, but he does have great footwork, some impressive nastiness and a good set of developmental tools. One thing he will have to improve on at the next level is pulling and consistently hitting his targets on the second level.

Here is a highlight video of Turner’s performance against Kansas State.

ROUND 4 – Traded to New York Jets for CB Darrelle Revis

ROUND 5 – LSU MLB Lamin Barrow – 6-1, 237
Previous selection: South Carolina QB Connor Shaw

With starting Mason Foster entering a contract year, the Bucs could use another middle linebacker like Barrow to throw into the competition with Foster and newly acquired Dane Fletcher. The Bucs have met with the LSU team captain twice – once at the Senior Bowl and once at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Barrow lit it up at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 4.64 time in the 40-yard dash, a 35-inch vertical jump and a 10-3 broad jump. Smith and Tampa Bay linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson like fast, athletic ‘backers. Despite having the long arms of a 6-foot-4 linebacker, measured at over 33 inches, Barrow was able to bench press 22 reps of 225 pounds.

Barrow is more of a drag-down tackler than a big hitter, but Tampa Bay sees tremendous value in his coverage ability, as well as his physical traits that would lend themselves to kick and punt coverage units on special teams. Barrow plays bigger than his size might indicate, and he likely has the ability to play strongside linebacker as well as in the middle at the next level, too.

Here is a highlight video of Barrow’s plays at LSU in 2013.

ROUND 6 – Traded to Chicago for OT Gabe Carimi

ROUND 6 – Bloomsburg DE Larry Webster – 6-6, 252
The Bucs acquired a sixth-round pick by trading wide receiver Mike Williams to Buffalo.
Webster, the son of Miami Dolphins defensive end Larry Webster, Jr., played four years of basketball at Bloomsburg before using his final two years of collegiate eligibility to play football. Webster set the Bloomsburg record for sacks in a season with 13.5 as a junior in 2012 along with 16 tackles for loss before finishing his brief, two-year football career with 12.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss as a senior.

Webster’s 4.58 time in the 40-yard dash was second only to Clowney’s and his 36.5-inch vertical jump was among the best for defensive ends at the NFL Scouting Combine. With his large, 6-foot-6, 252-pound frame, Webster has ideal size to become a 4-3 defensive end in the Tampa 2 scheme over time as he learns how to play the position with more consistency. With Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers both in a contract year, the Bucs could use another defensive end to develop.

The Bucs have already brought him in for a personal workout. But some teams, perhaps Tampa Bay among them, are intrigued by the thought of Webster playing tight end due to his size, leaping ability and natural pass-catching hands. Webster caught two touchdown passes as a tight end in goal line situations as a junior.

Here is a highlight video of Webster’s plays against Shippenburg.

ROUND 7 – Bowling Green TE Alex Bayer – 6-4, 257
Previous selection: Baylor WR Tevin Reese
Bayer is a complete tight end who has the ability to in-line block as well as catch the ball as receiver from the slot or the end position. At 6-foot-4, 257 pounds, Bayer ran a 4.75 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day, which was attended by Bucs tight ends coach Jon Embree. The Bucs also had Bayer in for a private visit and could be looking at him as a late-round option or a priority free agent signing.

As a three-year starter, Bayer caught 115 passes for 1,543 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2013, he caught 37 passes for 593 yards (16 avg.) and four touchdowns, following a junior season in which he had 36 receptions for 410 yards and three scores.

Bayer is a well-respected leader and a team captain. He didn’t miss a game in his collegiate career and could also be a contributor on special teams. Bayer could compete for a tight end role with Brandon Myers, Tim Wright and Tom Crabtree as the team will likely keep three of them.

Here is a highlight video of Bowling Green’s 2013 season (Bayer is No. 82).

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  • avatar

    I know you're just mocking what you think WILL happen right now, so I don't hold PR responsible. That said, if we take Carr at 7, my head will absolutely explode. None of this year's QB prospects belong in the top 10, with the possible exception of TB. Carr in the first, much less that top 10…Jesus. It wouldn't be QUITE as horribly stupid as Buffalo taking EJ in the first last heart (still utterly unbelievable to me), but it would come kinda close. Please, please don't let this happen.
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    Lovie Smith has never been a part of an organization that has taken a QB in the first round. Wouldn't it have to be a special-talent-day-one-starter for him to take one based on his history and the teams recent signing of this class's PRIZED free agent QB Josh McCown? Drafting for the future? Not in the first round. I am not convinced it jives with his apparent philosophy or preference to veteran QB's. I also noticed in Tampa with mentor Dungy and Chicago as HC, Smith was part of organizations that frequently traded away their first round pick to acquire proven veterans. The only exception is a special talent at QB and Derek Carr is safer than he is exceptional. Derek Carr reminds me more of Brady Quinn than Aaron Rodgers.
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    An under-whelming draft. Mike Evans has more talent than every pick combined. Taking Carr at 7 when we could drop and draft him is a bad move. We shouldn't force the franchise quarterback theory simply because we have a high draft choice.
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    Mock drafts are just for fun, guessing who might be there, why they might have the attributes for an offense we don't even know yet and what their priorities are in the draft. The only way you could have a legitimate educated guess is when the Bucs are actually on the clock and still you would likely be wrong. It is an exercise to enjoy when nothing else is going on in football. I want some new WR weapons and strengthen the T/G oline, as I think that would help the team the most, but the defensive side of me says get Donald! It's just a mystery.
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    Nice salute to small time programs. But really ...
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    Scotty, I know what love is....and it isn't Carr in the 1st round!! Did you watch his bowl game, stink-O! Were you the unidentified Clowney source?
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    Knight, Do you know what a box of chocolates is as well?
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    WOW. Carr Really? I know he put up some good numbers last year but look at who he played. How can you even begin to compare him to Manziel? Yes, he accounted for 38 more points then Manziel but the defenses he played were horrible. The avg def rank of Carrs oponents was 87th compared to Manziels 53. Manziel only played 3 teams who had a defense ranked worse then 87. Carrs best Def he played was ranked 7th. Carr went 36-53 404 yds 3 Tds and 2 Ints. manziels best def he played was ranked 4th where he went 28-39 for 464 yds 5 Tds and 2 Ints. Manziel only played 3 teams that had a defense ranked worse then 65th compared to Carrs 10. You put Manziel on Fresno State last year and he would break all of Carrs records. We need playmakers who will hav e an immediate impact in the first 2 rounds. Round 1 Watkins or Evans, Round 2 TE's Jenkins or Amaro. I like your rounds 3rd-6th. O think round 7 we should take Reese from your previous draft. Can you imagine an offense that had VJ and Evans on the outside, Austin Seferian-Jenkins or Amaro at TE, Reese in the slot, and Doug Martin running the ball. Those kind of weapons could make any QB look like a probowler.
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    You at PR usually come u with some pretty good mocks, this is NOT one of them. This could be the worst mock I have seen this year. A huge reach for Carr, if the Buc's can trade back then maybe. If Manziel was one of the two QB's you suggest could be available, I would hope he would be the pick.
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    An extra note: a team that is crazy enough to move up is Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. He does love him some Manziel. Jerry is also crazy enough to give the Bucs a bunch of picks. But, who knows?
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    I think the Bucs will trade down in this draft. Which team to trade with? Obviously I don't know. But, I do believe there is a team out there desperate enough to get in front of the Vikings to get their guy. This draft is good enough where the Bucs can still get impact players without reaching. Go Bucs! These are exciting days.
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    If you believe what Licht said which was he sees franchise quarterbacks in this draft just not the ones everybody thinks. It leads me to believe he's looking for a later round Q.B. to develop. They didn't sign McCown for just this season. I think the Bucs hope he plays so well they'll have him at the helm into 2016. He easily has that much gas left in the tank. Licht wants to find a winner in the later rounds like one of his mentors Belichick. To many Q marks on this current crop to use a pick seven on. Look for the Bucs to go sure thing with L & L's first ever draft pick. Sorry Scott, that ain't Carr.
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    a-bomb. Very well said and couldn't agree more. A first round (top 10 overall) has to be a slam dunk like Andrew Luck if you are going to use that pick on a QB. I also agree none in this draft are worthy of top ten overall pick. Could really sit us back gambling on Carr or any other QB with that #7 pick.
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    On a side note, since I think Carr will already be drafted by the time the #7 pick comes around and assuming Clowney, Robinson, Watkins, Bortles, Carr and Mack will be gone I would draft J. Manziel. If not him, I would also take any of these guys (listed in order of preference): A. Donald, D. Dennard, M. Evans, K. Ealy or J. Gilbert.
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    I hope this mock is the product of a campaign of misinformation by the Bucs. The first and second round picks are a major fumble and will be the beginning of the end for Lovie and Licht. If you are selecting a QB first round you have to be 100% certain that you have got it right or it sets the franchise back for years (and gets you fired). I watched the bowl game and while I concede it is a small sample it was utterly unimpressive. It seems highly unlikely to me that Carr has so much great tape out there to justify this high of a selection. All of the QB's at the top have significant flaws, I would steer clear of all of them, including Carr. Also, this seems fairly illogical in light of the McCown signing. McCown is not a good "value" if he is sitting behind a rookie top 10 draft pick. This was a 4-12 team last year, it difficult to justify sitting a QB drafted that high when it is not expected that this team will be vying for the playoffs.
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    I have a problem with the pick at #7 but not for the reasons everyone else is posting here. I don't think Carr will be there when the #7 pick rolls around. The latest info across the web over the last couple of weeks have most teams ranking Carr as their 2nd best QB. I wouldn't be surprised if the Browns or Raiders drafted him. The only guy I don't want who could go at #7 is J. Matthews, but I could live with Carr at #7. He may not have good pocket presense, but he's mobile, accurate and a leader which are the only must have's I have at QB moving forward. It's not easy, but you can teach pocket presense but you can't teach those other 3 things. As for the rest of the mock, I'd love D. Adams in the 2nd round, but I don't want a guard who can't pull in the 3rd round. I'm fine with the other picks.
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    Not at #7! I'm not even sure we need to draft a QB this year, especially out of this bunch. Disappointing. Therefore, it will probably happen.
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    BucWild02, my research says that the tattoo on Carr's right wrist is the CHI-RHO symbol.Chi-Rho is the oldest known monogram (or letter symbol) for Christ. Some call this symbol the "Christogram" and it dates back to the Roman Emperor Constantine (A.D. 306-337).
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    @macabee - Thanks for the info! No wonder Scott Reynolds likes him so much and keeps putting him in there at #7. Can't be a leader of the new GodSquad without Christ tattoos!
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    On May 9th the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially change their name to the Bulldogs.
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    If Evans & Manziel are sitting there @ #7, and we take Carr instead, it's simply telling Buc fans that we're in for another 5 or 6 years of irrelevant mediocrity. Why in hell would we take a QB at the 7th spot that could be had at the 15th...20th, possibly the second round? I've always been of the mind that you draft for production and value combined. Carr has produced, yeah...........against some of the weakest teams in the country. I don't understand this Mock at all. If this is what S.R.'s inside sources are leading him to believe, my excitement for the upcoming season and beyond has just plummeted.
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    If this is Lovie's draft then he truly hasnt learned anything from Chicago. If Lovie truly believes McCown is the guy which I believe he does then this draft needs to be spent on acquiring him playmakers on the outside. McCown didnt reinvent the wheel last year in Chicago, he had playmakers and he was able to make plays as a result of it. QB is a priority but not one that requires a 1st round pick especially when we have 2 capable signal callers on the roster. Ebron in the 1st, Richardson Colorado Wr in the 2nd and Martavious Bryant in the 3rd make more sense than this mock. It gives us speed at TE, on the other side of Vincent Jackson in Bryant and in the slot with Richardson. If the defense added nothing else its top 10 IMO so its time we add players that can put points on the board and that fit Tedfords scheme of speed in space.
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    Draftability aside: Is that a tatoo of shears crossing a comb on his wrist? Hardcore hairstylist?
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    Derek Carr in the Las Vegas Bowl was 30-54 for 221 and 2 TD's. That's 4 yards per attempt and 7 yards per completion, which are atrocious. Furthermore, in the last two years, he beat 1 quality opponent: Boise State 41-40. Versus Boise State, Oregon, Tulsa, SMU, and USC the last 2 years, Derek Carr is 1-6. Only against Weber state, san jose state, colorado state, unlv, idaho, nevada, wyoming, etc has he been successful. Buyer beware.
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    Gentlemen, an honest post. I have no idea!
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    Not bad mouthing Carr, but would he give the Bucs a better chance to win week 1 than either of the other 2 QB's already on the roster? McCown named the starter as soon as he was signed and that was that. It is unlikely that some green rookie will come in and be able to realistically "compete" for the starting QB job week 1. It is McCown's job. Only marketing machine and Mr. Excitement Johnny Manziel is worthy of a first round gamble at #7, in my opinion. If his game does end up translating and he can stay healthy, he has the chance to be a true franchise/game changer. Derek Carr will probably go to the Rams and replace Bradford.
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    Don't like this mock at all and will be highly disappointed if it comes to be. Talk about boring. Not one pick here to get excited about. Why do we need to use 7th overall on a second round talent? Do we need a QB this year with McCown and Glennon. No we don't, we need a receiver. Get Evans he will make much more impact right now and if I'm not mistaken isn't that what PR keeps reporting? Win now? Also I hope after Evans we use some higher picks to solidify our O line because on paper they don't look good or deep at all.
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    Oh how I enjoy the comments after the PR boys and girls post one of their Mock Drafts. Horse has his head in the toilet, JonnyG has nightmares and others predict exploding heads. We all watch NFL Network and ESPN to hear basically the same player evaluations and predictions of where they'll land in the Draft. After hearing them echo each other adnauseam, we start to believe their words are gospel (Scott loves that word). So, when Scott Reynolds makes a prediction that Derek "Baby you can Drive My" Carr will be our top choice; in spite of his glowing statistics, physical talent, character and mental capacity we all poo poo the choice as being too high for him as if he is the reincarnation of Trent Dilfer. Why? Because none of the TV "experts" put him in the top 10. I've never watched a Derek Carr game but I must admit, he does look impressive on paper. I'm not sure any of these highly-ranked QB's are worthy of consideration at # 7 (I do like that little #2). I remember one year it wasn't until Round 2 when the first QB was off the board. Some blonde guy named Boomer. Maybe that will happen again this year. With their second round choice the Buccaneers select QB Derek Carr. Not too bad.
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    If history of this coach and system shows me anything, it's that they don't draft the QB position in the first round. Dungy brought in journeymen Brian Griese and Brad Johnson and when Lovie was in St. Louis and then Chicago, they won with veteran QB's. I can't remember any of those teams taking a QB in the first round. Shaun King in the 2nd round was the highest I can remember. Glennon will make a fine backup QB, but if the Bucs decide to draft a QB this year, it will most likely be in later rounds(like the 3rd or beyond). These guys don't like to play rookies at the QB position and if they draft Carr at #7, especially ahead of more highly rated players like Manziel, Bortles, or Bridgewater, they know the pressure to win with that player early will be increased dramatically. I think it would take a special talent to change that philosophy.
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    sick of hearing about carr especially as a TB first rounder
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    Insightful Mock Draft Scott. You have a prophetic talent when you go with your first instincts. You were out front in realizing Schiano had to go and you took criticism from the Schiano supporters and that instinct proved to be right on the money. I believe that Tedford and Lovie will push Licht to take a QB in the first round and I believe the best for Tedford's system is Carr. The fans who don't like that pick need to realize we have a golden opportunity with Tedford here because he can train Carr to be the Super QB we need to lead us to a Super Bowl and with Josh starting we will give Carr time to adjust to the NFL and hone his skills before he has to lead the team. The reason Lovie speaks positively about Glennon is to improve the draft pick from the sucker team who believes he can be a good QB. But Tedford's system requires a dual threat QB who can keep drives alive with his feet and he can't train Glennon to do that--he is a sack magnet and they know that would be a disaster just like last season. I like the other picks too, Scott, but I feel there is a better MLB at Michigan State that can play like Urlacher and I feel Lovie will want him in the third round.
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    Devante Adams . . . eat your heart out, Jeff Janis, 6'3, 210 pounds, runs a 4.3 forty, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dNdDnMNvi4
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    Let's go with Og at the second round.
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    I must have been half asleep when first checking out Lamin's highlight reel. I'm liking him a lot more now. Saw good blitzing from both middle and strong side. Tackling is as described. I had previously noted his coverage.
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    Worst mock draft in the history of PR, they have us reaching on players all across the board, I still have nightmares over us drafting Dilfer from Fresno St, lol. I love Aaron Murray SEC all time passng leader yes please in the second, draft Evans in first, thats a way better first two rounds , and a bonus is he's from the area.
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    Reading all these comments makes me thankful that fans aren't allowed to be GM's. Everyone listens to Kiper, McShay and Mayock like they actually know something that the true professionals don't. Their job is to promote the shows they hawk. Rarely to they ever get their respective Mock Drafts correct. Just because we've been force fed Manziel, Bortles and Bridgewater doesn't mean that they will all go in the top 10. Case and point is last year. Geno Smith was the consensus top 5 selection until Draft Day. Shariff Floyd was a top 5 pick and ended up going #23.
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    I saw the film on Carr way back when he was still considered a viable first round pick and potential top tier QB. I can say that I HATED his film (no way would I rank him as good as Manziel or Bortles) because he does not navigate the pocket well or feel pressure. Great QB's can feel pressure and react to it, extending plays. If your QB cannot extend plays in the NFL then your offense is doomed because the defense is too quick to react. You don't have to be an uber athlete to know how to do it Peyton and Brady are all very successful at feeling the pocket and are not great athletes, but if you don't have it then you Blaine Gabbert or David Car who in spite of their great 40 times are unable to translate it to the passing game.
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    I for one would be very happy as I believe Carr is superior to what his brother was as an NFL prospect. Living on the left coast, I've seen quite a bit of Carr in the past 2 years. In 2012, Carr ran a pro style offense effectively. Most of the draft pundits have failed to mention this. They've focused on new Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter spread offense that was run in 2013. Carr at #7 shouldn't surprise anyone. With that being said, If Manziel is still on the board at #7 and the Bucs take Derek Carr this Bulletin Board is going to impload. It will be fun to watch all the arm chair QB's heads explode if this does happen.
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    Can't see Carr at 7 but he will not be there in the second. Looks like we will have to trust L&L and Tedford to find the right guy they are going to put their necks out for. The good news is PR is always wrong and I don't expect the Buc's to select the obvious pick. We have to take BPA at 7 and not reach. Sure is sad that we were a 4-12 team and we are picking seventh. Trading back if we can looks like the best way to go. If they think Carr is the guy they really like then if he has to be taken at 7 so be it. I just hope he don't turn out to be Dilfer.
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    I agree with most posters, a 1st round QB is too much of a reach unless they are a lock and those come around a few times a decade. And after the Dilfer fiasco I will never ever support drafting another QB from Fresno, much less one whose brother was an NFL dud!...I fully expect us to trade down given the depth of the draft. That will give us the flexibility to move up with our 2nd/3rd pick if we think someone slipped thru the cracks or just benefit from the better than avg depth this yr...Some of he other picks are intriguing, but the OL who struggles with pad level reminds me of Trueblood which is concerning...Recommend Gruden's QB Camp to people trying to assess the QB draftees, he called Wilson out as a sleeper last yr.
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    When you're a first time G.M., and miss on a first round Q.B. your next job is with ESPN. When you hit on a later round Q.B., Wilson, Rogers,Brady you're a genius. I say Licht would rather be a genius then work for ESPN.
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    It was the biggest hassle to find out my super old username (revis.. Obviously) and password but was well worth it after the post. I could not resist. I would rather drag my nuts on glass the edge of the earth than use a 7th overall pick or better yet a first round pick on Derrick *censored* Carr. No quarterback is worth a first round pick so Carr deffinitly doesn't deserve to go. Why would we waste a first rounder on any quarterback when we spent a decent sum and plenty of incentives on Mccown?! It's not that the first two to three rounds on this mock are horrible but a complete waste. We could grab the two Fresno state players or we could do Evans and garrapolo or maybe even carr if he makes it there. Or the better option (even though it is very hard to see Evans slip past us) trading down for Mosley/Donald if available than grab a qb and a guard or reciever with the additional second rounder gained from trade down. There's so much talent in this draft using the first round 7th overall pick on a quarterback that won't play for two years isn't the most efficient way of going about things. This is my vent. Hope it doesn't go down like that.
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    NO WAY in HELLLLL Carr should go at 7. That's a huge overdraft. Only way they should do that is with a BIG move down the board with lots of extra picks coming with it. Watkins isn't going to make it to 7 so if the deal isn't there, Evans should be the pick.
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    Only way I see Carr is IF ( BIG if) they trade way down and pick up another 2nd and 4th or 3rd and 4th. Seems no one is sold on ANY of these qb's as " the guy". Bridgewater was a sure fire #1 overall, now some say he can slip into late 1st round. I would not pass on a stud like Evans or Jake Matthews. It's a bad idea to pass on a great talent and reach for a qb. Remember when they did that last? Yup #5.
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    Carr at Pick #7 is way too high! If we take Carr, it should be a trade down and get more picks. I also don't understand the RD2 pick of Davante Adams; there should be much better options at this point (Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews, or Odell Beckham).
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    It is an absolute mistake if we pick QB in the first round only to play McCown. Drafting Carr isn't going to get us to the playoffs this year or next for that matter- Glennon can play just as well. We are far too thin at many skill positions and O-line. We need the best player available- WR Watkins, LB Mack, OT Robinson, WR Evans, DT Donald. I'd rather see us trade up than down to finally get a top notch talent (we got shafted out of getting Calvin Johnson and Suh- even though McCoy has finally played well)
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    Let me just vomit over this 1st round choice; that's all I can spill out!
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