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May 7, 2014 @ 6:23 am
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PewterReport.com's 2014 Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft 5.0

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Tampa Bay selects QB Derek Carr in PewterReport.com's final Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft, but who will he throw to? Which WRs are slated to become Buccaneers? Which defensive players does Tampa Bay draft? Find out right here.
Before we get to the final 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, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, the top-rated quarterback, is primed to go in the top 5 and there are four QB-needy teams in Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland. Atlanta, which picks sixth overall, does not need a quarterback.

There is talk that the Bucs could trade up to No. 2 with St. Louis for Manziel or Watkins. Whether that's a smoke-filled rumor or a real plan has yet to be determined. But if the team has to stay at No. 7 and make a pick there will be several good players available, including Fresno State’s Derek Carr or UCF's Blake Bortles, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald or Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans. Ideally, 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 Manziel, Carr, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo, SMU’s Garrett Gilbert and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, 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 – and we’re keeping Carr as the player.

In keeping with the sort of fantasy football theme that often surrounds mock drafts, PewterReport.com is also forecasting two trades that allow the Bucs to pick up two extra players.

*ROUND 1 (10th overall) – Fresno State QB Derek Carr – 6-2, 214
Previous selection: Fresno State QB Derek Carr

Detroit is said to covet Evans and will want to ensure that no team leapfrogs them at No. 10 to take the 6-foot-5, 232-pound Aggies receiver. Licht, Smith and former Buccaneers cornerback Martin Mayhew, who is the Lions general manager, agree to a trade that moves the Bucs down three spots to No. 10 and sends Detroit’s third-round pick to Tampa Bay as a result.

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. Although the Bucs may have Manziel rated higher, Carr was the first-round pick in last month’s mock draft and that remains unchanged in PewterReport.com’s final edition because he will most likely be there at No. 7 whereas Manziel may not.

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 visited the Bucs last month, 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 new highlight video of Carr’s Fresno State days.

ROUND 2 (38th overall) – Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief – 6-2, 221
Previous selection: Fresno State WR Davante Adams

Tampa Bay needs to pick up a starting-caliber receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft and wastes no time in getting one of the players it covets in Moncrief, a big-bodied pass catcher with great run-after-catch ability due to his 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash. Despite suspect quarterback play, Moncrief starred at Ole Miss, catching 59 passes for 938 yards and six touchdowns. He totaled 156 receptions for 2,371 yards and 20 touchdowns in his Rebels career.

The Bucs also like Clemson’s Martavis Bryant and Colorado’s Paul Richardson, who could be options in the third round, but will take Moncrief in the second round because wide receiver is Tampa Bay’s biggest need. Moncrief was one of several receivers to visit One Buccaneer Place prior to the draft.

The Raleigh, Miss. native has produced 100-yard games against some top competition, including LSU (twice), Auburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia Tech and Texas. Moncrief gave Mississippi State cornerbacks Johnthan Banks, who is now a Buccaneer, and Darius Slay fits two years ago in the Rebels’ 41-24 win over the Bulldogs in the Egg Bowl with a seven-catch, 173-yard, three-touchdown performance.

Moncrief, a junior, has the initial 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 a 6-foot-2, NFL-sized frame and a 39.5-inch vertical, Moncrief can win jump balls and a red zone threat for Tampa Bay. Moncrief’s early success at Ole Miss could allow him to have a quick transition to the pro game and make an impact as a rookie.

Here is a highlight video of Moncrief’s Mississippi career.

ROUND 3 (69th overall) – Wisconsin MLB Chris Borland – 6-0, 248
Previous selection: North Dakota State OL Billy Turner

With Mason Foster entering a contract year, the Bucs get some competition and insurance at the middle linebacker position in Borland. As a four-year starter at Wisconsin, Borland was ultra-productive, racking up 420 tackles (233 solo), 50 tackles for loss, 18 pass breakups, 17 sacks, an astounding 14 forced fumbles and three interceptions. Borland had a breakthrough freshman season in which he totaled 54 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, five forced fumbles, three passes defensed and an interceptions.

After missing much of 2010 with an early-season shoulder injury, Borland returned in 2011 to record a career-best 143 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, five forced fumbles, 2.5 sacks and two interceptions. Over the next two seasons Borland would total 215 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, eight pass breakups and four forced fumbles. Borland has had three shoulder surgeries in his career, including two torn labrums and that does concern some NFL teams and will likely push his draft stock down as a result. But outside of the 2010 campaign, Borland has not missed time due to injury.

Another concern is his 4.83 time in the 40-yard dash. The Bucs love to draft fast linebackers, but Borland’s intelligence and instincts make up for his slower-than-ideal speed. He gets to the ball just as fast as a player who runs a 4.6 because he knows where the ball is going and takes the proper angle.

Borland’s intanglibles are similar to those of two other undersized linebackers – Zach Thomas and Chris Spielman – who had a lot of success in the NFL. The fact that he’s only 6-feet tall actually helps him get leverage against running backs, evidenced by these two wicked stops against Ohio State that were part of his 16-tackle effort against the Buckeyes. His ability to rush the passer and create takeaways also appeals to the Bucs as head coach Lovie Smith wants to lead the NFL in turnovers created.

Take a look at these Borland highlights.

*ROUND 3 (76th overall from Detroit) – Colorado WR Paul Richardson
If the Bucs pull of the trade with the Lions and get an extra third-round pick they could use it on North Dakota State offensive lineman Billy Turner, LSU guard Trai Turner, Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant or Florida State outside linebacker Telvin Smith, who reportedly failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. But one of the receivers the Bucs covet is Richardson, who was coached by Tampa Bay tight ends coach Jon Embree when he was the head coach at Colorado.

Richardson, a junior, burst onto the scene as a freshman, catching 34 passes for 514 yards (15.1 avg.) and six touchdowns, and followed that up with 39 receptions for 555 yards (14.2 avg.) and five scores in 2011 as a sophomore. A torn ACL robbed Richardson of the 2012 campaign, but he made a full recovery and had a monster season last year, catching 83 passes for 1,343 yards and 10 scores.

Richardson has had 12 catches covering 50 yards or more, including four receptions of 70 yards or longer in his career. Eight of those catches of 50 yards or more came as a junior while playing in an offense that ranked 88th in the nation.

The big concern about Richardson is his slight frame. Although he’s 6-foot-1, he’s been allergic to the weight room, weighing 159 pounds at the start of the 2013 season. However, he’s bulked up to 172 pounds and appears to be headed in the right direction. But blessed with 4.40 speed and the ability to break off long plays, he would be a real asset to Tedford’s offense.

Here are some highlights from Richardson’s junior season in 2013.

*ROUND 4 (130th overall from New England) – Rice CB Phillip Gaines – 6-0, 193
With Carr in the fold, the Bucs trade last year’s third-round pick, quarterback Mike Glennon, to New England for the Patriots’ fourth-round pick. Bill Belichick makes this move due to his relationship with former Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, who raves about Glennon, and the fact that the Patriots have a fourth-round compensatory pick nine spots later at the end of the fourth round.

The Bucs use that pick to select Gaines, who has great size at 6-foot, 193 pounds and runs a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash. Gaines’ ball awareness and knack for breaking up passes makes him an ideal fit for Smith’s Tampa 2 scheme. The Rice star had 175 tackles (134 solo) in college with 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries for touchdowns and a forced fumble. But he’s way better in pass coverage than he is attacking the line of scrimmage, evidenced by his 38 pass breakups and four interceptions.

As a junior, Gaines led the nation with 18 pass breakups and also returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown. He didn’t record a single interception until his senior campaign, but picked off all four of his career INTs in 2013, in addition to nine more pass breakups.

Gaines has some character concerns that need to be looked into as he was cited for marijuana possession in 2011. He also has dealt with foot and wrist injuries in his career, but if he’s healthy and has matured, he would be a great fit in the Tampa 2 defense.

Here are Gaines’ highlights from the 2012 season.

ROUND 4 Traded to New York Jets for CB Darrelle Revis

ROUND 5 (143rd overall) – Pittsburg State WR John Brown – 5-10, 179
Previous selection: LSU MLB Lamin Barrow

Although the Buccaneers selected two wide receivers in the first two days of the draft, the team cannot afford to pass up on Brown, a small school star, who can serve as Tampa Bay’s punt and kick returner. Smith had Pro Bowler Devin Hester at Chicago for many years and wants an impact return specialist in red and pewter.

Brown took a punt back 84 yards for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball as a freshman at Pittsburg State, and finished his career with three punt return touchdowns and two kick return scores. With his speed that was measured at 4.34 at the NFL Scouting Combine, he averaged 13.6 yards per punt return and 26.9 yards per kick return in college.

Brown, a three-year captain, brings added value as a speed receiver in the slot. He left the Gorillas as the career leader with 185 catches for 3,300 yards and 32 receiving touchdowns, in addition to six rushing touchdowns. Brown, who has a 34.5-inch vertical leap, plays bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame would indicate.

Here is a highlight video of some of Brown’s big plays at Pittsburg State.

ROUND 6 – Traded to Chicago for OT Gabe Carimi

ROUND 6 (185th overall from Buffalo) – Purdue OT Kevin Pamphile – 6-5, 310
Previous selection: Bloomsburg DE Larry Webster

The Bucs acquired a sixth-round pick by trading wide receiver Mike Williams to Buffalo. Pamphile had a solid, yet unheralded career at Purdue where he played left tackle. He has a chance to play that position at the next level, but could also be moved inside to guard and that has some appeal to Tampa Bay.

Pamphile was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but showed off his athleticism at the Purdue pro day where he ran a 4.92 and a 4.94 in the 40-yard dash and a 32-inch vertical leap. He also had a 9-foot broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times, which is good for a player with over 34-inch arms.

The Buccaneers could use more competition at the guard position with the offseason release of veteran Davin Joseph and with Carl Nicks still recovering from toe surgery. Pamphile can help out inside and also give Tampa Bay some position flexibility by operating as a reserve swing tackle.

Here are Pamphile’s 2013 highlights from the Ohio State game.

ROUND 7 (221st overall) – Bloomsburg DE Larry Webster – 6-6, 252
Previous selection: Bowling Green TE Alex Bayer

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.



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    We're missing RG, LG, #2 WR, and #3 WR - we need to draft those positions in the first four rounds - any quarterback that sits on the bench is a luxury we cannot afford.
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    One thing I forgot; while I love Borland, he simply hasn't the speed to cover the deep middle in the Tampa 2. He has significantly less speed than Foster has and Foster has problems doing it.
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    One thing I forgot; while I really like Borland, IMO, he simply hasn't the speed to cover the deep middle in the Tampa 2. In fact he is significantly slower than Foster and Foster has plenty of difficulty doing it.
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    Scott, I agree with some of the criticism. We simply CANNOT wait until the 6th round to take a G! We can"t!!! O'neil simply isn't a quality G and Meredith doesn't seem to be able to keep it together for an entire season. I was a fan of his but for the last two years he seems to me to be an above average G for 4 or 5 games then seems to run out of gas. IMO, we have to hope Nicks can play at 75% to 80% and we HAVE to draft a quality G who can start THIS year. I love Brandon Thomas and would be happy to see him drafted, but he won't help us this year due to his recent knee injury.
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    every team and there mothers know the Bucs want Derek Carr. If Carr doesn't go in the top 5 selections then the Bucs better just take him at #7. There is no guarantee he will be there at #10.
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    Hey Scott - appreciate the effort - not an easy task in the best of draft years. Like many fellow PRers here, this result would make my stomach turn - can't see how this draft makes us any better than we are now....Carr is not my favourite, and while he's probably better than what we have now, he won't be ready to go until late in the year...that's not helping; there are WRs I really like (and Richardson is one - that pick I like) but the rest of your choices sound like just another bunch of WRs to add the just a bunch of WRs we already have across from VJax; I agree 100% with stlbucsfan on Borland; and your draft means we are starting the year in all likelihood (baring some miracle with Nicks) with Cousins as a starting OG-----yuk, yuk, yuk....I think the problem overall with this draft is that it doesn;t make us better in any way....and remember we still basically have the WORST offense in the league from last year (Tedford is a huge upgrade and the OL moves are okay upgrades - but we need something fantastic to make this group take a leap forward).....Persoanlly I am hoping for something from the group of: Watkins, Cooks, Sua-Filo, ASJ, Ebron, Brandon Thomas - I think those are guys that can step in and start for us on offense.
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    If we all go back to the Lovie we thought we knew, Donald is the 1st round pick unless we can trade Dow 5-8 slots to pick up a 3rd rounder. Let's also go back to what we know to be true - we still need OL help and depth, and despite the speedy WRs we just saw there are reasons each of them are available, caveat emptor... If we're picking a QB let's not force it. After watching him, I actually believe the Bama QB may be the most underrated of the class, and perhaps most importantly he best fit for a Lovie style of offense. Seems unlikely now but I can see the case being made, and for the record I was not a fan of his in college. Also think he kid from Clemson, if taken late enough, is an interesting risk/reward balance... Regardless, let's add a bunch of supporting cast and weapons to the offense, keep Glennon who had a surprisingly good season all things considered, and see how the team looks at the end of '14. It's not a sprint...
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    Minnesota better trade up to 7th from 8th if they want Carr! Please trade up Minnesota!
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    My initial take is positive. With the weight that a top 10 pick carries and the bust potential that every single prospect carries, honestly no choice outside of Clowney, Watkins or one of the top tackles makes me feel as though they're good enough. I do like Carr over Bortles stating IMO a terrible pro day by Bortles. He only threw a handful of perfectly thrown balls and I'm pretty sure he didn't complete a single deep throw. That being said, for some reason through this whole process I've blindly discounted Carr as legitimate. Not sure why. He has ridiculous production, strong and accurate arm, strong leadership qualities and intangibles... Seems like as solids a choice as any we'll have at #7 if QB has to be one of our picks this year. The rest of this mock looks pretty darn good to me though with a couple exceptions.. Best OL over an MLB in the third and throw an LB into Browns spot and I'm all good!
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    Good Job Scott! I guess most of these posters don't watch NFLN like I do. They reported that the Raiders think Carr is the best QB in the draft and if they go for a QB they will take Carr. Moreover, as you know, he is the best fit for Tedford's system and Tedford has known him for many years and likely will push for him to be picked. If we don't take him at 7 and try to trade down, Minnesota will grab him up! This is the time to grab a QB that Tedford says he can make into a Franchise QB. We never are going to have a number one pick for a can't miss once a decade Franchise QB, so the QB we get will have some flaws that have to be fixed by Tedford. I don't think we need anymore WRs myself after the showing at the Minicamp and we have 5 with 4.3 speed already on the roster. So I would use those picks to take Michigan State's Urlacher Clone, Mad Max, for the MLB who stopped Ohio State's top running back when they beat them this year, and with another of those WR picks I would take Bromley, DT Syracuse. I would also take LSU's guard in the second day of the draft, and best athlete available the rest of the way who can also star at Special Teams. Not saying the Bucs will do any of that, but it is what I think is best for the Bucs. Your MLB from Wisconsin has been bragged on while I was watching NFLN too, so if Mad Max is gone, he would do too. We need to move Foster to SLB where he can star this year. He can't cover deep on passes over the middle as required for Tampa Two and at 230 pounds Charlotte would kill him straight up the middle. Draft a MLB and move him to SLB and tell him to regain his 245 pound playing weight.
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    I have to say, this mock draft is looking really bad IMO. Carr is not going to take us to the playoffs this year or next. Drafting undersized WRs is not going to turn our offense around. Trading Glennon away reminds me strangely of when we let Steve young go. Give Glennon a year to learn the offense like GB did with favre/Rodgers. We can always go QB next year or thereafter. Offensive line depth is crucial at this point, we need a big speedy receiver to man the X. Our front 7 has almost no depth on D...one injury to LVD or GMC puts our D in the bottom half of the league. I'm calling for A. Donald/DT, we missed out on Sheldon Richardson last year for the revis blunder. I like the moncrief pick in the 2nd round but he has a repeating tendency to catch balls with his body.,,I'd much prefer Allen Robinson who led the big ten in receiving yards w/ a garbage QB. Carr is not a once in a decade talent and is not even close to being considered top 7-10 status. 1) A.Donald DT 2) A.Robinson WR 3) G.Jackson OG 5) N.Askew OLB 6) C.Linsley C/OG 7) best player available
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    Personally I hope they draft WR, WR, OG in rounds 1, 2, and 3. Evans, Benjamin, Gabe Jackson would be tough to stop. Trade Glennon for a 2nd or 3rd and pick up Murray / Garropolo with the 4th pick.
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    Just think...If we draft Carr this year, we can have a chance at drafting Winston next year!
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    QB Carr, WR Moncrieff, MLB Borland and WR Richardson? That wouldn't be a bad haul. 2 of the 4 might be impactful.
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    Why is everyone in such a hurry, including Pewter Report, to toss Mike Glennon out of TB. Did anyone see the Seattle game? Did anyone see the Atlanta game? I heard Booger say today that Mike Glennon does not have the "IT FACTOR". Really Bogger Really! How can you be so sure? Remember Mike Glennon was just a rookie last year and was thrown into the lions den with very little supporting cast. Does anyone remember who other than Vincent Jackson the wide receivers were? Does anyone remember who the running backs were after the injuries? Does anyone remember who the offensive line was? Does anyone remember who the coaches were? The answer is no because they are already off the roster or headed off the roster. Mike Glennon deserves a real chance with a quality coaching staff and a seasoned veteran starting quarterback like Josh McCowan to mentor him. Glennon has the arm, the intelligence, the accuracy and the leadership to be a future all pro. I hope Lovie, Tedfort and Jason agree as I don't see any of this years quarterbacks being a huge upgrade over Mike Glennon.
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    SR, not bad at all I can see the logic here even though I disagree with some middle round picks. I like Carr even at 7. I mean what the heck is the difference between 7 and 10 if Carr becomes a good QB for us? If we can pick up a 3rd for moving 3 places that would be great. If that does happen and we trade Glennon (who I think is a good QB) I hope we get at least a 3rd possible 2nd. He is worth at least that. So that ends up being 2 extra premium picks and better chances of landing more talent in areas we need.
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    PewterReportSR, you totally leave out the biggest glaring need? OG! There is nothing special that you have thrown out there about Carr for spots 7-20. I would take Blake Bortles over any other QB, but why take any in the first round at all? I would rather prefer to drop down many more spots and take a OG. We would surely have an extra 2nd and a 3rd for doing that kind of trade and fill many needs.
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    The more I look at this final draft I believe you are not even close SR. This looks like you have seen to many Duminik drafts.
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    agreed Kinderrt. None of these picks are getting me excited. on top of that, I highly doubt we draft 3 wrs. maybe 2, but not three. also not a fan of carr. i tried to get excited for him but hes not our guy. idc if he believes in god and all of that, hes not our guy. just not impressed with this mock draft Scott Rynolds.
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    Borland in the third round? To short, and slow to cover the deep middle of the field. I like him as an undrafted free agent, you have him rated to high. Not addressing a shaky O line until the sixth round? After talking up some of the track star receivers we already have we're going to pick 3 more wideouts? Scott you lost me after the second pick.
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    I like Carr at 10 but that is it. You have to go OL at 3. We won't be able to keep any QB upright with the sucky guards we have now. Guard is the biggest need but due to its low price tag in the draft we should still be able to get a very good one in the third round.
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    No to this entire mock draft! That is all. I know we all speculate but you didn't even do a good job of giving us the 2nd round wide receiver. It's all a crap shoot so I reserve judgement, but I'd rather c trading back with Detroit, drafting Donald DT, 2nd round, best available WR being Robinson or Matthews. Then if you trade glennon (it better not be for anything less than a 3rd if they do!) id trade both of those back up into the 2nd if they feel the need or with both the thirds use for O-line and CB or even Melvin Smith from fla.st. Its on and on but tomorrow we finally find out. I'm even tired of myself mocking every day. Go bucs
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    Amen Chucky...Heck he did a camp for the guy & doesn't like him!
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    If we take Carr at #7 I may turn the tv off and go to the gym, what a joke, David Carr and Trent Dilfer have both came from there what makes anyone think this "Carr" s different from his brother? He played big vs mediocre competetion and faced one team note worthy in the bowl game which was USC and stunk up the joint, he consistently throws off his back foot and throws a high number of quick short passes out to the flat. NOOOOO TO CARR. As far as Moncrief he is ok but his hands are suspect and I would never take a guy with suspect hands, I would much rather draft Jordan Matthews who is 6'3 and catches everything and has 4.5 speed and was super productive at Vandy. Round one I would take either of these guys Watkins, Manziel, Evans, Donald
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    Mock drafts are fun fantasies, but I sure hope you are way out there on this one. Based on the mass amounts of ESPN feedback, Carr was the worst QB by the #'s under pressure throws his last 2 years (just watch his bowl game film). I hope they trade back for extra picks. I also hope our #1 pick is Aaron Donald, closest thing I have seen to Sapp to date.
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    Scott do you seriously see the Bucs taking 3 Wide Receivers in this draft? I can mak a case for 2 but not 3.
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    They have stressed building the offensive and defensive lines in interviews, along, of course, with a need for speed. This mock doesn't reflect their comments.
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    Not a fan of the 2 WR's drafted in rounds 3 & 5. I think we would be better off drafting a TE in the 3rd along with Lamin Barrow as MLB. that would allow Foster to move to SLB and be the Thumper/Rusher they want from that position. Plus he's good enough in coverage to play that role when necessary. Round 5/6 should be best Oline/Dline available But regardless of the draft outcome, I'm sure LiLo will draft what's best for the team, so I'll reserve all judgement until Sunday afternoon.
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    I would grade this mock a B-. Problems I have with this draft: *As for value I don't se Montcrief as high 2nd rounder given that this is a deep WR class and he has a lot more flaws than most of the prospects slated to go in the first and early second round. Brown is a return specialist but I don't think he is bad value given as a fifth round pick he is pretty good. *Chris Borland doesn't seem like good value in the third round but in the fourth it is worth the roll of dice. In the third round you still have a selection of good WR's (deep WR draft), pass rushers, and cornerbacks. Fourth round based on this mock seems more plausible IMO. *Gaines is nice because he will be a nice addition to a very talented CB unit that I think will be even better. He has starting potential and probably my most favorite pick of this mock draft. *Webster has a lot of potential so a 7th on him seems reasonable. *Carr in the first makes sense with a trade down given he is the most ideal for the Bucs offensive scheme.
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    I love the mock trades with both Detroit & NE! I don't think Carr is better than Garappolo or Savage, but Lovie & Tedford know what they want. No way they pick 3 WRs in the draft. I see more OL & DL with at least one of those picks instead. This is the first time I've seen a trade in a mock draft this year...pretty cool. Great job PR! The biggest criticism I've heard about Carr is that he is great as long as no one is in his face, but when the pressure is on, he can't produce. I'm not sure how much of that is true, but I think that is what Mayok (NFL Network) also said.
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    This seems very, very realistic SR, including all the trades. What makes it especially realistic is that I don't like any of these players, which is how the Bucs drafts normally go. The last player they took I really wanted was Cadillac Williams. The good news obviously is that some players I don't like initially turn out to be great players (Talib, McCoy, David, Martin) so I'm coming into this draft with great optimism. Go Bucs! P.S. I do want to add that I especially hate Moncrief. This is the deepest class of WR's and the most talented overall that I can ever remember yet we will likely pick the one WR out of the top 12 that I don't think will turn into an effective NFL #1 or #2 WR. In the top of the 2nd round no less...
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    I get that mock drafts arent an exact science but somethings appear odd with this one. First there's no OL being drafted until the 6th round which I see as unlikely. Then we draft 3 WRs in this mock which I see as a luxury we cant afford given the other needs. Finally Chris Borland is too slow of a MLB for us to target him that high in the draft. Telvin Smith is more a fit and should be available at that pick.
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    Not a fan of the CB pick in the 4th or Brown in the 5th. If the Bucs went OL in the 4th rather than CB, I'd be a lot happier. Frankly, if these trades happened, I'd rather see 3 OL players taken rather than 3 WR.
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    Can't wait till the sixth round to pick a OG. Like the trade in the first with Detroit and the trade of Glennon to NE. Would not trade up for Manziel, would take Carr as he looks like he could work out with a year or two on the bench. Good character and a strong arm, quick release being coached by Tedford should push him in front of Manziel. Three WR's is a bit much as we could use more OL help. Will be at Ray J Thur. Night.... GO BUC'S !!!
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