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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

    stone1

    i doubt jones lasts til the sixth round

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    1. 1.1

      georgehicks

      I believe that pick no#9 could be a surprise espically if one or two teams screw up in their selection. I know DL is a must. But what if one of the top 3 cb’s was available then DE will be pick #8 in Rd 2. But DE Deforest Buckner is my choice if available in Rd-1-But know one knows who the buc will pick untill the draft comes on board. Iam hoping that Michael Bennett comes back through Free Agancy-GO Bucs

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    2. 1.2

      georgehicks

      I think that if Tampa wants another CB then make Cyrus Jones a 5th rd selection and go after DL in the 6th rd. Also if Tampa trades the b/u QB in Rd-3 or Rd-4 Then it would be remarkable that Tampa could get another CB in Rd-3 or 4 and pickup a QB to b’up winston in mid rds(3-4 or 5.I still think Tampa needsa mult ol player to fill in for backups-Go Bucs

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  2. 2

    76Buc

    I’ll say it again. If the Bucs wanted Koetter as there HC s they could promote him now as he is already with the team. When promoting within the Rooney rule does not apply.

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    1. 2.1

      FLyBoy

      Rooney rule does appl

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  3. 3

    EastEndBoy

    Hi Scott – appreciating that it’s way too early….we have no idea about FA yet…we don’t know who our coaches will be…etc…the only thing I’ll say is what I hope we don’t do…which is take chances on slow corners and run-stopping DEs, while ignoring our OLine….which seems like your mock above does on all three counts.

    I keep seeing shades of the next Daquan Bowers and Jonathan Banks…please if we’re going to gamble on some guys let’s gamble on somebody who is a fast corner and/or a pass rushing DE…or better yet, find somebody who isn’t a gamble. 🙂

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  4. 5

    macabee

    Have fun guys! This is the time of year when we all get to play GM. This should be all in fun because the serious wannabe GMs usually wait until January 18 the deadline for underclassmen to apply for the draft or January 21st when the NFL sends the draft approved list to all the teams. The hardcore wannabe GMs will wait to see what UFAs make it to FA before filling out their picks. Anyway, it is always fun to see what your friends think about your picks.
    Just for laffs here’s what those brave enough to step up had to say last year! Nobody cares how many you got right, PR only got the first pick right as all of the really really smart posters did. lol.

    http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/pewterreport-coms-2015-bucs-7-round-mock-draft-1-0/

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    1. 5.1

      EastEndBoy

      I’ll stand by my “Lockett…sure would be nice to have a real kick returner on the team”…

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  5. 6

    pinkstob

    I really can’t comment much on this mock draft because the only guys I’ve seen play are E. Ogbah and C. Jones. In the case of Ogbah I only saw him play in this year’s bowl game so one game isn’t enough for me to have a strong opinion of him. I liked what I saw from a production standpoint as he was consistently disruptive against the run and pass. He has a weird body shape though as he’s unusually top heavy for a 4-3 DE, but it’s not weird enough to where I wouldn’t want to draft him at #9 overall.

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    1. 6.1

      pinkstob

      One other thing on Ogbah in that bowl game a few weeks ago they had him playing LDE against Ole Miss. I sure wish they would have started him at RDE so I could have seen him go up against LT Tunsil. I could see them wanting Ogbah to be as disruptive as possible so therefore have him avoid Tunsil but that matchup would have made for great analysis info.

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  6. 7

    Bucco63

    Admitted bias as an OSU alum, but…

    Ogbah is a STUD and a great guy. Graduates in May, so leaving early as a Junior but also a graduate.
    He was EVEN BETTER when we (OSU) had Jimmy Bean playing with him on our DLine before he got hurt, but even after he became a solo act and was game-planned for, he performed.
    Now, put him next to that Sooner McCoy and have a little Bedlam competition between the 2 to bring out the best in both to benefit the Bucs. I’m all in! Go Bucs!

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  7. 8

    Bucsfan1983

    A few adjustments,

    Rd1) DE Emmanuel Ogbah
    Rd2) LT Spencer Drango
    Rd3) CB Eric Murray
    Rd4) SS Tony Conner
    Rd5) WR Rashard Higgins
    Rd6) DT Nile Lawrence-Stample
    Rd6) CB Will Redmond
    Rd7) RB/WR/KR Jakeem Grant

    Drango gives us a beast at LT to protect Jameis blindside,move Smith to RT.
    I’d like to see Licht go after Eric Weddle or Eric Berry in FA.

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    1. 8.1

      EastEndBoy

      I totally agree with the idea of a new LT. and moving Smith to RT (or OG)…we may be able to do that in FA…otherwise a few LTs could be an improvement.

      Also love the idea of getting one of those Safeties.

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  8. 9

    kegan

    Loved the article…this is where Pewter Report shines! Great job guys!

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  9. 10

    Horse

    At the 9th Spot I’m for either the best DL or OL. You can never have enough good linemen.
    I’m not excited over any of the selections list asproposed; it’s early though.

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  10. 11

    aarex

    I like it, but I really want Roberto Aguayo. After watching the shit show we experienced i don’t think its unreasonable to use a 4th rounder on him (if hes still available)

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  11. 12

    scubog

    And so it begins. From now until the end of April we will all be debating the Draft. At least this time we won’t have to go on and on about about Winston and the Titans hurt QB.

    This time last year few would have predicted such a great draft followed by such a disappointing end of the season.

    The needs on this team appear all too obvious to some. But, I’m still a “best player” believer since needs can often change.

    On Defense; perhaps the young athletic DE’s on our roster develop and better talent evaluation and coaching improves the secondary.

    On Offense; the offensive line is not so dominant that a stud RT, LG or center wouldn’t help. If Martin departs, there is no “bell cow” in the wings. At WR, V-Jax’ career is winding down leaving us with Mike Evans and little else. Punter was so-so, PK was so-so and our return game was pathetic.

    Point is, we might need more than a rush end and CB.

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    1. 12.1

      Dbuc63

      BPA all the way! Well your not alone Scubog, I couldn’t agree more..well stated. However, BPA only works effectively if you have good coaching..

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  12. 13

    jme0151

    I also would like to see a LT drafted. Hopefully with so much cap room we can pick up some experienced Defensive help at corner or safety or even a speed receiver.

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  13. 14

    drdneast

    How about picking up Adam Jones in FA. The guy is a total dull tool so he might fit in here.
    Accused Antonio Brown of faking his injury and when asked if he should get an acting award he stated, “Yea, he should definitely get a Grammy.”
    Hey, Jeopardy boy, they give out Grammy’s for musical performances, not acting.
    Also felt the Bengals were jobbed by the refs citing the vicious hit put on Bengals running back Giovani Bernard saying it was, “the same type.”
    Lets see, Bernard is a running back who caught the ball on the sideline, took three steps and was smacked helmet to helmet.
    Bryant was a receiver who was running over the middle, failed to make a pass, was defenseless and took a shoulder pad to the helmet without taking a step.
    Even if he caught the ball he would have been penalized.
    Sure, Jones, looked the same to me, if I had been smoking Spice during the game.
    I mean even such whiz kids like Dashon Goldson have finally figured it out after two years of being penalized to lower their target and stay away from the head.
    If you want to lay a vicious hit on someone, you better go after center mass, not a head shot.

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  14. 15

    cgmaster27

    It’s ashamed Alexander got injured last night as he is one of my favorite players in this draft. He’s not only damn good , but has the personality I like. Lockdown DB’s are hard to find in the NFL, and that’s not saying he’s going to be one, but based on production, this guy is a stud.
    Ramsey will be gone so sadly we can forget that.
    Love Ogbah’s production as well but haven’t seen anything from him live.
    We need a receiver at some point as well.
    What I would like us to do in free agency is go get Joe Thomas, who wants out of Cleveland. He’s only 30 I believe and the guy is a rock. Slide him in at Left tackle, and get Jenorus Jenkins from ST.Louis.
    Gives us two good proven players at key needs and then you can even play a little more with BPA.
    I just want to see players drafted with an attitude, an edge. You can see it in players eye. Should be interesting, especially considering we don’t have a coach yet.

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    1. 15.1

      macabee

      CG,
      Don’t be so sure about Ramsey being gone. Long time between now and the draft. The combine is going to change a lot of draft status. IMO, the NFL is going to love Ramsey as FS, but not so much over other pure press CBs – may affect his draft position. I’m starting to see some mocks show that. Too early to know for sure but this mock would make lot of folks happy. They’re called mocks for a reason! lol.
      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2607067-nfl-draft-2016-latest-mock-draft-predictions-for-top-prospects-of-round-1

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      1. 15.1.1

        cgmaster27

        Well I ai’n going to lie, that would be a dream scenerio for us and the first mocj I’ve seen him drop past the 5th pick. WHile I do think he isn’t a pure corner, I can only hope that will drop him a bit, and you can be damn sure the bucs would take him if he was there at 9 all day.
        Personally I think Mackenzie is the best pure corner in this draft and that mock definitely fits how I see things. Although I’m not really sold on Hargreaves just yet.

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        1. 15.1.1.1

          jongruden

          Cg- Don’t know why you think Ramsey is Deion Sanders good to be drafted in top 5 of the draft I mean how many corners have you seen drafted in top 5? Everything I have read have him rated between 4-5 best corners coming out. Even if you disagree top ten corners usually only have one if that in every draft, or maybe he is that guy assuming your being objective and not a homer ha

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        2. 15.1.1.2

          jongruden

          Cg- Don’t know why you think Ramsey is Deion Sanders good to be drafted in top 5 of the draft I mean how many corners have you seen drafted in top 5? Everything I have read have him rated between 4-5 best corners coming out. Even if you disagree top ten corners usually only have one if that in every draft, or maybe he is that guy assuming your being objective and not a homer ha

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          1. 15.1.1.2.1

            cgmaster27

            Well Jon he is doin good that’s why buddy. He has the versatility to play corner and safety. I also think he goes top5 because all of the teams in front of us need secondary help. I hope you’re right but I would be shocked if he wasn’t top5. You just don’t find physical 6’1″ corners who can run a 4.4 like Ramsey. And don’t be shocked if there is 3 corners taken in the top 10. If Ramsey falls to us I’ll come to Tampa next year for a game and buy you a beer!

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    2. 15.2

      Horse

      Neither team showed me a lot of good Defense. Allowing 40 points in the Championship Game speaks for itself. Clemson actually played better defense than Alabama. The Special Teams lost the game for Clemson.

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  15. 16

    stlbucsfan

    The Bucs should target Travis Benjamin in FA and not use a draft pick on Higgins. Benjamin can stretch the field, make an impact in the return game and would probably be eager to jump from the Browns failing ship. Higgins is a solid pick but Benjamin brings the juice this offense is lacking.

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    jongruden

    Cg- You can some to AZ for the Bucs Vs Cards Game and buy me a beer, ha I don’t know if Ramsey is that good, I just read articles of players and draft projections and most have the corners from LSU, Florida, and Clemson higher than Ramsey, but I don’t care who we get as long as he good

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    1. 17.1

      cgmaster27

      That’s right, I forgot you live in Arizona. It should be interesting but every mock I’ve seen so far has him goin before the 6th pick. The chargers are in need of a safety after Weddle will be leaving this year. As for the corners, the only ones I’ve seen play is Alexander and Hargreave. And after watching Hargreaves get smoked the last two games of the season, I’m not so high on him. Alexander is the best of the bunch in my opinion. He’s also got thick legs, which should be right up Pinks alley for his taste inn Db’s.

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      1. 17.1.1

        jongruden

        Cg- Tra’Davious from LSU and King from Iowa, Fuller from Virginia Tech, Hargraves from UF are rated high at corner according to waterfootball.com scouts have said Ramsey more suited for safety due to his size and tackling and has trouble with one on one coverage like when he was smoked for a 58 yd td vs Miami, No way he drafted top 5 again only Charles Woodson and Deion Sanders come to mind as top 5 corners we he be top 10? Possibly no way top 5 I will bet $100 ha

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        1. 17.1.1.1

          cgmaster27

          Oh Jon you entice me with these bets. Well I will say for one, King isn’t even going pro so Walter football might want to check on that. As for Fuller, he’s coming off of an ACL tear so there is no way he goes in the first round unless he’s 100%.
          Tra’Davious I can’t say for myself as I haven’t seen him. I do think that Ramsey will be better suited for safety as you do, and he did get burned from time to time no doubt. Between him Alexander and Hargreaves, since thise are the guys I’ve seen, I would put them as Alexander, Ramsey, and then Hargreaves.
          However when you look at other boards such as Kiper, Mcshay, and other sites. They have Ramsey rated as their 3rd best overall prospect.
          Again though, I guess all of this is mute until we know who our coach is.
          Once we find that out and we get to see the combine, I’ll gladly come back to that bet. Just need a little more information before I go in. haha

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          1. 17.1.1.1.1

            cgmaster27

            To add I guess my infatuation with Ramsey and Alexander is not only their skill sets, but their attitudes. Jameis said it best, we need some more why’s on this team and those two seem to get it. Just confident to the point of almost arrogance. We need more of that on the defensive side of the ball.

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