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The Pewter Report Bucs Monday Mailbag is where Mark Cook answers your questions from our Pewter Report Twitter account. You can submit your question to the Mailbag each week via Twitter using the hashtag #PRMailbag. Here are the questions we chose for this week’s edition of the Pewter Report’s Bucs Monday Mailbag.

Question: I just read Jon Ledyard’s Rookie Expectations column. Wouldn’t they have been better off trading those Day 3 picks for some 2022 draft capital?

Answer: Depending on the success of the Day 3 selections down the road, perhaps that would have been the smart move. But people tend to forget that a trade requires a trade partner. Bucs G.M. Jason Licht can’t just snap his fingers and make a trade. Add in the fact that this wasn’t the greatest pool of draft talent, so finding teams willing to give up future picks likely made it even more difficult to find if Licht even considered that.

Bucs GM Jason Licht

Bucs GM Jason Licht – Photo by: USA Today

We talk about the talent on this team and the lack of needs after winning a Super Bowl making it hard for rookies to even make the 2021 squad. Well, if the Bucs win it all again, not a lot changes. Guys like Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul might retire, but are the Bucs going to replace them with Day 3 picks in 2022?

I think the Day 3 guys this season – if the Bucs hit on them – might be even more impactful this season than Joe Tryon, Kyle Trask or Robert Hainsey. Likely their impact is on special teams, but that is one thing most are in agreement needed to improve this season.

Question: Which team is the Bucs’ biggest threat within the division? The Saints w/o Brees, the revamped Falcons, or the re-building Panthers?

Answer: I believe in the future it will be the Panthers, mainly because Matt Rhule has a history of turning programs around. Granted, winning at Temple and Baylor is different than winning in the NFL. Even the greatest college coaches have struggled. Go back and look at Nick Saban’s stint with the Miami Dolphins.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule

Panthers HC Matt Rhule – Photo by: USA Today

Going back to Carolina, they spent a lot of draft capital on the defensive side of the ball last season and the quickest way back to at least respectability is to build a defense. Now there is a difference between spending a lot of draft picks on one side of the ball and getting the right players. But the Panthers flooded their defense last year then focused on offense this season. The law of averages says a number of those players should turn out to be solid NFL contributors in years to come.

However, teams still need a competent quarterback to lead an offense, and who knows if Sam Darnold is that guy. The Panthers may end up kicking themselves down the road by not drafting Justin Fields.

I am not sure what to make of the Falcons. Can Matt Ryan stay healthy over the next couple of years? Can the Falcons get their defense playing Top 10 football fast enough to complement their offense, which should be really good this year, especially with the addition of Kyle Pitts?

New Orleans will always be a good football team with Sean Payton as head coach. The wild card of course is what they get from the quarterback position over the next few years. I like the pick of Payton Turner, who should make a their good defense even better. But I was very surprised to see them not draft a wide receiver until the seventh round.

Question: Out of all draft picks, which one will have biggest impact this upcoming year? 

Answer: It’s still kind of crazy to think the Buccaneers are world champions isn’t it? Crazier to think all their starters are coming back. Barring a major injury, the team won’t count on any of the new Buccaneers to step in and play a significant role in 2021.

Yet the easy answer to this question would be outside linebacker Joe Tryon, the Bucs’ first-round pick. While he won’t be pushing Shaq Barrett or Jason Pierre-Paul out of the starting line-up, I do expect him to push Anthony Nelson down the rotational order. If that is the case then expect Tryon to pick up a few sacks. Nothing earth-shattering in his first season, but even if he can notch three or four, that would be big for the Buccaneers. Quarterback Kyle Trask, the team’s second-rounder, won’t see the field unless a “Doomsday” scenario happens. Lineman Robert Hainsey at best is the 2021 version of Joe Haeg.

North Texas WR Jaelon Darden

North Texas WR Jaelon Darden – Photo courtesy of North Texas

Some of the Day 3 guys might find themselves the most impactful rookies for Tampa Bay in 2021. I am especially excited to see what Jaelon Darden is able to do in the return game. I have been harping for a few years about the lack of a dynamic returner. The Bucs may have finally solved that problem with the speedy Darden. He might also see the field with some specific offensive packages to showcase his shiftiness and speed. Darden is fast, but actually plays faster than his 40-time. Count me in as intrigued.

Lastly, keep an eye on Grant Stuard. The feisty, long-haired linebacker could end up being a special teams ace. Bucs G.M. Jason Licht compared him to former Dolphins standout Larry Izzo. If Stuard makes the team, he looks like one of those Alan Cross-type fan-favorite players. A player who can relate to the every day fan.

Question: What’s with the Kyle Trask hate?

Answer: Seminoles fans? I am kidding as there isn’t a bigger FSU fan than myself, and I actually loved the pick. Here is something I’m not particular proud of, but I watched every game that Kyle Trask played while in Gainesville. Not because I like the Gators. But because I hoped they would lose. A Gators loss on Saturday is almost as satisfying as a Seminoles win as far as I’m concerned. Other than his bowl game last season against Oklahoma, there wasn’t a game I didn’t come away impressed with Trask and his play.

Florida QB Kyle Trask

Florida QB Kyle Trask – Photo by: USA Toda

Cool in the moment, confident in his ability and a more than adequate, accurate arm, he was the single biggest reason the Gators have had the success they’ve had the last two seasons. Imagine if Florida had had even a decent defense in 2020? Trask single-handily kept the Gators in the SEC championship game with Alabama. That was a game that most didn’t expect to even be close. Trask had 408 passing yards, three TD passes against the Crimson Tide.

I love what Bruce Arians had to say about what he likes about Trask.

“Everything about the guy,” Arians said. “He’s accurate, he’s smart, he’s tough, he knows how to move inside the pocket. We don’t draft guys to run, we draft them to throw. And he’s accurate as hell.”

That pretty much sums it up for me, too. He gets the endorsement of “The Quarterback Whisperer.” That’s all I need to hear, despite the chirping from the couch potato scouts on Twitter.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Pete Wood
5 months ago

“chirping from the couch potato scouts” sounds like missing lyrics from the Sounds of Silence.
I think Trask is a great pick. Many years he might have gone in the first round. I’d rather take a gamble on a QB in the second round when we’re set at pretty much every position than pay through the nose to move up in the first when we don’t have a starting QB.
A great draft.

Horse
5 months ago

Mark, there was only a few of us who saw Trask as an early round selection because we watched all of his games as a Gator (I’m no Gator Fan. Go Noles, Hrricanes, Bulls, Knights). We got some criticism for it; I have yet to understand their logic versus what was available at the end of the second round. Given a year of watching and learning he could be a decent QB in the NFL, but just maybe a step up from that evaluation? I don’t see Gabbert coming back. I never saw his value. I would rather take the… Read more »

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Horse
5 months ago

I don’t think anyone other than Scott sees much in Gabbert outside of a decent, experienced backup QB. That has nothing to do with Trask, though. I hope I and many other are wrong on him and that he’ll turn out to be a franchise QB. I think his best case scenario is likely something in the neighborhood of Jimmy Garoppolo, which isn’t a place a team should want to be at QB. But, we’ll see. The logic for going another route is clear – that Trask does nothing to strengthen our chances of winning another ring or even two… Read more »

GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

As long as Trask is viewed as what is, which is a backup QB with limited ability, then it will be an average pick. Trask won’t win you any games at the NFL level.

Naplesfan
Reply to  GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

You are just blowing it outta your ass. You don’t know a fucking thing about what Trask will do or not do in the NFL. Nobody knows. The know-it-alls like you claim to know, but of course we all know that you DON’T know.

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

I agree with this. Could be a serviceable starter QB or a bridge QB till the Bucs bring along a 2022 or 2023 QB. Is Arians the HC in 2023? I do not know but what I do know is that new HC want their guy at the QB position.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
5 months ago

Experts like you guys said the same thing about Tom Brady in 2000.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

Yeah and Jameis was the 2nd coming of Peyton Manning …………………

bucballer
Reply to  eaustinyoung
5 months ago

I don’t recall ANYBODY saying Jameis was the 2nd coming of Peyton Manning. Peyton is one of the best QBs of all time! Clearly, Winston is not. Why say such a stupid thing?!

eaustinyoung
Reply to  bucballer
5 months ago

Are you kidding me? That was the excuse everyone vomited up when his INTs were brought into questions. “Peyton threw a ton of INTs when he first started. He’s a gunslinger just give him time”. I’ve heard that 10000000 times

bucballer
Reply to  eaustinyoung
5 months ago

Everyone?! Everyone?! I didn’t! So it wasn’t everyone! Do u even hear yourself talk? Why r u even discussing a player that isn’t even no longer a Buc?!

Naplesfan
Reply to  bucballer
5 months ago

Perhaps you weren’t one of the Winston fanboys, but we all know they were virulent and extravagant in their claims that he was indeed the next Peyton Manning, he was a surefire lifetime Buc and first ballot Hall of Famer, they were almost religious in their worship of him. It was driven mainly by the Seminole fan club. Such that if someone didn’t worship Winston the first words out of their mouths (repeated here again in these threads even this week) that only a Gator could possibly oppose Winston.

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

Florida State is in the state of Florida. Of course there r fans of FSU that like FSU! That makes sense. My question is why r we discussing a player no longer with the Bucs again?

eaustinyoung
Reply to  bucballer
5 months ago

Because I’m saying predicting success of rookie players is dumb. It’s not that hard – take a minute and find the connection.

bucballer
Reply to  GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

And u know this because of ur vast experience studying and analyzing college QBs and their readiness to play in the NFL? In the draft, a first round QB often has as much chance as a second, third or even fourth round QB depending on the team they go to. A round one QB goes to a poor team. A third round QB may go to a playoff team who has better players around him and this enables him to have more success sometimes that a higher drafted QB. In the end, it’s a crapshoot brother. No one can predict… Read more »

toofamiliar17
Reply to  GIJoeWasThere
5 months ago

I don’t like him as a prospect or the pick either (honestly, I would’ve groaned if we’d taken him even with our 3rd round pick), but this is silly to say. I agree with the assessment of his quality, but nobody can say with even nearly so much certainty what will and won’t happen. Worse prospects than Trask have helped teams win games in this league. And no, I’m not talking about once-in-a-forever draft outliers like Brady. Just talking about similarly limited and flawed QBs who, in the right situations, have maximized the talents they do have in the right… Read more »

FilmBuc
5 months ago

It’s proximity bias with Trask. I did not like the pick. If he had put up the same numbers and team results at Ole Miss – no one in Tampa cares or would love that pick. But the main reason I don’t like the pick is this ridiculous and dangerous comment people keep making that the Bucs don’t need anything and are set across the board. Oh boy. Folks – nothing EVER, EVER, EVER pans out exactly the way we think it will. Nothing. Injuries happen. Players regress. Other teams figure out ways to stop certain elements that were expected… Read more »

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Gatorbait36
Reply to  FilmBuc
5 months ago

No pick really helps this year, that’s what happens when you return 22 starters.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Gatorbait36
5 months ago

All of this year’s picks can help the team, regardless of whether they’re tabbed as immediate starters or not. But they all help out in different ways, different roles, and on different timeframes.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Gatorbait36
5 months ago

I swear, it’s like you didn’t even read his comment, lol.

bucballer
Reply to  FilmBuc
5 months ago

There’s no guarantee that the DB or DL that u suggested we draft would provide the depth u speak of and want or furthermore even make the team. I trust the Bucs management and draft personal no just a little more than u or me. Lastly, every year after the draft there r always some veterans cut due to their teams pick ups in the draft. Maybe the Bucs have their eye on a veteran DT that might be released due to the draft. We will wait and see.

Naplesfan
Reply to  FilmBuc
5 months ago

There is a world of difference between “we don’t need any of our draft picks” and “we don’t need any of these draft picks to start this season”. If you don’t know the difference, which seems apparent from your comment, then you don’t know NFL football. We need every pick in every draft … but for different reasons and for different roles to play, and with different timeframes. Yes, injuries DO happen to starters and that is one of the reasons we need all our draft picks to succeed, if possible (though we never see 100% success across all picks… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
Reply to  FilmBuc
5 months ago

This is true. By the time Trask is “ready” to step in if and when Brady retires he will be near the end of his rookie contract and will probably have no NFL experience under his belt.
You lose the window of opportunity of a rookie contract to keep key players and compete. And the decision with Trask becomes harder with a smaller sample size to hand him as second contract.
The more I think about it and the more I dislike this pick.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
5 months ago

Your reasoning is illogical. Rookie contracts are four year contracts. Tom Brady is not very likely to be playing four more seasons. Possible, yes, but quite unlikely. And Tom Brady may not even play one more season if he gets hurt in camp, or in the pre-season .. or he could be out for the season on any and every offensive snap – just like every other player in the NFL. How soon Trask is “ready” – which is undefinable – will depend upon his ability to learn from Tom Brady and our coaches, who are the best teachers in… Read more »

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

His reasoning is sound, lol. What he’s saying is that an enormous benefit of drafting a QB who starts for you is that he’s so cheap. So if you can land a great QB on a rookie contract, then instead of spending market value and paying him $40M per year, you pay him less than $5M per year, and you can spend the other $35M across the roster to strengthen the team around that young QB. The last team to win a SB with a QB making anything close to top of the market money was the Giants in 2012.… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Your extremely wordy and senseless reply lacks all logic. You act as if quarterbacks don’t go down to injury – they do that all the time, every season, multiple starting quarterbacks go down for part or all of a season, regardless of how good they are. HOFer Drew Brees went down for part of a season each of his last two seasons in the league. Including Tom Brady who missed an entire season. He is in fact injured now, just had knee surgery. Aaron Rodgers has missed parts of seasons due to injury, or else simply played badly when injured.… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  FilmBuc
5 months ago

Completely agree on your first point. I’ve seen way too many people writing off the questionable picks as “ ehh we don’t have any holes, so it’s just depth anyways”. Which is the worlds worst thought process. If you’re drafting players with the sole purpose of them being backups( and even worse, bypassing clearly superior talents, who could start, simply because you don’t have any starting roster spots available), you are wasting draft picks, and setting this team up to fail. I’m not saying that’s 100% what Licht did. But he’s dangerously close to the line on that. You take… Read more »

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Naplesfan
5 months ago

People are no better at predicting the impacts a rookie draft class will make on the Bucs this season than we are at predicting the success of any draft period. It is a notorious fools bet to bet on the outcome of NFL draft picks. Nobody knows. Shit happens. Sure fire top picks bust, and succeed, and mid to late round picks fail, or succeed.
NFL drafts are like a box of chocolates …

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

Give em hell Naples! I agree. To get upset because ur team took a chance on a QB who has finished fourth in the Heisman because ur starter is 44 years old is just asinine. Just because he is fourth in the Heisman as one of the top college football players in the country by those that study and know doesn’t mean he will be successful in the NFL. It doesn’t mean he won’t either! Give the kid the chance to get on the field and throw the ball around a bit before passing judgement. U guys r getting upset… Read more »

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

Serious question – then why are you even here? Just to crap on other people? It’s the offseason, and this is the closest we get to football right now. Let people enjoy and participate in their own little way in the process, sheesh. Clearly, you see no value whatsoever in evaluating draft picks, drafts, or anything else going on right now. So maybe just leave it alone and stop being a jerk to people for having opinions, opinions they’ve invested ample time and effort into reasonably forming. I don’t hold it against you for disagreeing, you’re entitled to your own… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Seriously – why are YOU even here? Did you happen to notice that the name of this website is “Pewterreport.com”? Because this is a site dedicated to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, not the toofamiliar17 fantasy football team. The name of this website is not “www.toofamiliar17report.com”. Nobody here gives a shit about your opinion of your own opinion. We are, well most of us, are here to discuss the real life, non-fantasy Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The players that the Bucs drafted are real players on a real team. You are just another fantasy footballer in love with himself and his own… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

That would be false. The site isn’t dedicated to the Buccaneers. It’s dedicated to the Buccaneers fans. Hence, why FANS, and not Buccaneers players or staff, come on here and discuss the articles that the staff puts out for us FANS. A post draft article being among them, as it is every single year. Which very commonly gets fans to offer their own opinion, good or bad, of those draft picks. I know you seem to find this very hard to believe, but it’s actually a very very very common practice, for fans to offer their opinion on draft picks,… Read more »

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Dave
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

So to touch on your whole, toofamiliar17 is a narcissist comment a little further. You sitting here and verbally attacking everyone, myself and toofamiliar included, who dares to question anything Jason Licht does, is really sick stuff, when you take into account the fact that you sat here for years, and bashed Licht every chance you got. As well as attacked anyone who defended Licht( me included). So for comparison. I was always a huge Winston fan. I loved the talent, and always saw a bright future with him. I never gave up on him. When we signed Arians, and… Read more »

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Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Pretty much EXACTLY why he’s here. He never offers an opinion of his own. Just sits back and swears and calls names to anyone and EVERYONE, who dares to come into a comment section of a post draft football blog and……..you ready for this………offers their own opinion of those said draft picks. The nerve of people to have an opinion. He’s the worlds biggest hypocrite. I sat here for years and listened to this dude spout off how incompetent Licht was as our GM, and how he needed to be fired. All while I sat here and defended Licht over… Read more »

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Alldaway 2.0
5 months ago

No way I am jumping on the Trask bandwagon when his mechanics are worse than Josh Freeman, Chris Simms and Shaun King coming out of college. At least those three QBs I mentioned had some level of athleticism to compensate till they could try to clean up their mechanics.
Not only has Trask bad footwork but his throwing motion is not conducive to the current NFL. Someone mentioned his throwing motion was similar to Randal Cunningham. But Randal Cunningham had a cannon for an arm and had some wheels…and Randal played in a different NFL era.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
5 months ago

I’m shocked, just shocked, that Jason Licht hasn’t already resigned from his job having performed miserably in taking his team to a Super Bowl Championship, and just begged the Glazers to hire you as his immediate replacement as General Manager of the Bucs. Because you obviously are a legend in your own mind as a GM and judge of talent … with a hat tip to Dirty Harry Callahan.

bucballer
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

It’s systemic stupidism Naples!

toofamiliar17
Reply to  Naplesfan
5 months ago

Dude, shutup. We get it. You love Kyle Trask. For the sake of consistency, I better never hear you say another single critical word about Licht or, for that matter, any professional talent evaluator in the NFL. And I’m sure you NEVER have before, right?

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Naplesfan
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Dude – shut the fuck up. Go away. Nobody cares what you think about anything in life.

Dave
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Nope, he loves Kyle Trask, simply because our HOF GM(who he trashed and begged to be fired for years btw) drafted him. See, all time hypocrite, Naples, now all of a sudden thinks Licht is the best GM that ever lived. And if you dare question a single draft pick(because apparently, it’s humanly impossible for a GM to ever get a single pick wrong lol), you’re a moron, an asshat, and an armchair GM. So it’s his civic duty, to NEVER offer an opinion of his own, and just sit back and swear and call names to EVERYONE who dares… Read more »

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bucballer
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
5 months ago

The kid threw for 4300 yards with 46 total TDs and 8 picks in a major football conference and against some very good teams. I prefer, as a Buc’s fan, to look at the glass as half full and not half empty. Solid stats. He’s a big kid 6’4 or 6’5 and 240 pounds. There’s a lot to like about this kid. Give him a chance before passing judgement! What in his stats above suggest to u that he will not be a starting QB?

eaustinyoung
5 months ago

People were ready to crucify Licht for drafting Vita Vea over busted ass Derwin James. Fans don’t know anything until it plays out.

toofamiliar17
Reply to  eaustinyoung
5 months ago

This take always cracks me up, because Vita has missed ample time with injury, too. He’s been injured in two of three seasons, including missing 11 games last season. Not exactly the pinnacle of durability. No doubt James has had injury issues himself, and he’s missed more games than Vea, but they’ve both struggled to stay healthy. And both have been really good when on the field.

Naplesfan
Reply to  toofamiliar17
5 months ago

Everything about the real Tampa Bay Buccaneers apparently causes you to crack up, because you are certainly all cracked up, and all fucked up. You must have monstrous bruises all over your back from your constant back patting and self-congratulations.
Your narcissism is certainly all-world league.

76bucsfan46
5 months ago

I agree on Trask, when he kept Florida in the championship game vs Bama it was all I needed to see.

bucballer
Reply to  76bucsfan46
5 months ago

And I think Alabama is a pretty talented team! Trask is a project QB worth taking a chance on. BA would never have giving the green light to draft him if he wasn’t!

drdneast
5 months ago

I don’t hate Trask, I just feel like it was a wasted pick on a player who won’t contribute a thing to this team for the next two years.
If it was any other QB besides Trevor Lawrence I would be saying the same thing and so would the rest of you Gator lemmings.
Go ask Green Bay fans if they are glad they drafted Jordan Love with the No. 1 pick last year. I just hope we don’t end up feeling the same way at the end of the season.

Iwillpartyhard
Reply to  drdneast
5 months ago

Finally pick in the 2nd round is not comparable to taking Love in the 1st when they had a desperate need for receiver help. We don’t have any desperate needs and it wasn’t a 1st round pick.

bucballer
Reply to  Iwillpartyhard
5 months ago

Exactly Iwillpartyhard! This was the last pick in second round. Damn near a third round pick! Love was a 1st when they could have gotten another weapon for Rodgers! So stop with the Green Bay comparisons drdneast. U r trying to compare apples with oranges! Trask was the pick. U have no idea if he will contribute in the next two years!

Dave
Reply to  drdneast
5 months ago

Now go ask those same Green Bay fans, if they’re happy that TT drafted Rodgers In the 1st round in 2005, even though they still had Favre. Guaranteed the answer is a laughably overwhelming yes

bucsmaniac
5 months ago

I think he is another Gator QB hidden by a system. But I guess we have to start with somebody. Worst case he can be the backup to our new starter next year.

AlbJack65
5 months ago

Not at all uncommon for the discussions and debates on this forum to get a little chippy at times. But damn! Some of you cats are just getting downright shitty with each other over draft picks. RELAX. We won’t see any of these players in actual games that count for 4 months so we don’t really know how they will translate to the NFL game. Odds are there will be at least one pick who doesn’t live up to expectations and at least one who exceeds them. WAY too early to be getting your panties in a wad.

scubog
Reply to  AlbJack65
5 months ago

You’re right about that Jack. A few of these folks are just a bit “too familiar” (it’s a pun not a personal attack on the frequent poster). I’m convinced that some of these people revolve their lives around Pewter Report and have become obsessed with their on-line podium. The rest of us are then inundated with their adnauseam remarks and critical retorts aimed primarily at their cyber nemesis and any others who might chime in with a different perspective. The debates often start out as respectful banter with both making valid points. We all can find entertainment reading thoughtful, unbiased,… Read more »

Bradenton BucFan
5 months ago

He will be learning from Brady,for 2 years. Young learned alot from Montana. Bledsoe I’m sure had a positive effect motivationally on Brady, BA has said he enjoys watching Brady coach during practice. The Brady effect is very real. Kyle is a grinder he will work hard & appreciate being drafted by Bucs. He has already proved alot of people wrong. Would have he had made it to the end of the 2nd if he wins the Sec championship game, Mac doesn’t go 15th to the Patriots. What if Brady wanted them to draft Trask, unlikely but still possible. Does… Read more »

Dave
5 months ago

Look, I, along with many others, watches a ton of college football, and very much familiarizes themselves with draft prospects come draft time every year. Which is essentially what all these draft blogs are for….for fans to offer their OPINIONS on the draft picks. Fans like some picks, and fans dislike some picks. It’s the most normal part of being a fan. It’s way more uncommon and rare, for a fan to watch a draft, and have no opinion whatsoever on the drafted players. With all that said. The one position, where I always try to refrain from calling someone… Read more »

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lambeau
5 months ago

I think the big question with Trask is whether he’ll develop the ability to zip passes into tight NFL windows like Brady. He might be able to achieve this by improving his mechanics–I don’t believe it’s all a question of God-given “arm strength.” I could be wrong.

Eddie
5 months ago

Personally, I think the 4.5 40s “speedy Darden” may contribute the most as that is the weakest part of our game. He has the shiftiness just does not know how well he can see the field to run behind his blockers.

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