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Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]

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    Honey Bear

    If the Bucs target Mack, how do we do it? Will we need to use our 2nd round pick? Does he drop to us in the 3rd? Do we need to trade up?

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      cgmaster27

      I was hoping we could get this guy in the third, but you know how some guys are just fast risers come draft time.

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      BTownBucFan

      I was also hoping for the 3rd round as well. I’d pass if we have to use our 2nd. Maybe Darnell Pumphrey in the 4th or wait and see how far Mixon slips.

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        cgmaster27

        The way things are suddenly rolling now, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mixon doesn’t make it out of the second round. Despite what he did , he is talented and the NFL has shown us one thing, talent always trumps everything else.

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    cgmaster27

    The more and more i read and see about Mack, I really do think the Bucs are looking to get this guy. Not sure how the Bucs feel about cook, but if he’s not there, I could get down with this pick in the second. But the more and more Mocks I see, the more that have Cook falling to us. Wait for him Bucs, do not trade up for him, if you miss Cook so be it, we can get another RB. Maybe take a strong pass catching TE in the 1st. But you’ll have to get some sort of safety in this draft as well. If we come out of this draft with a RB, S, WR, and TE I will be very happy. Saw the Bucs looked at Toledo TE again as well.

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    SaskBucs

    I have no doubt the Bucs are high on this kid but I don’t think I will be happy with using a 2nd on him. If he is there in the 3rd, alright but S/CB should be addressed first depending who the 1st rounder is. I only add CB because there seems to be a lot of talent at that position and a strong likelihood that a CB is BPA in the 2nd when the Bucs are on the clock.

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    SaskBucs

    I meant to add my reasoning for not being high on taking a RB early… there are too many decent runners out there whether FA or on the team already. Martin, Sims, Rodgers, Barber can hopefully do a good job for us and if it doesn’t look that way in camp or nearing camp then look at who is still on the market…Blount, Peterson, Charles. I would rather add to the Oline in the draft and if it is decided our RBs suck then use some of that cap on a one year deal for one of the backs listed above.

    If you tell me that next years RB class is terrible and it makes that plan risky …then drafting one this year makes more sense to me but the Bucs have much more pressing needs imo.

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    Buc 1976

    I have seen this kid play MANY TIMES!
    Some against very good teams believe me he is FAST and can catch the ball very well. If the Bucs really want him then Rd 2 because I don’t think he will be there when we pick in RD 3. Go Bucs

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    nitey

    I agree with Buc 1976, if the Bucs want Mack, they will have to do it in round #2, assuming he lasts that long. I wouldn’t trade up higher in the round to get him, but I doubt he’ll still be on the board when we pick on round #3. My feeling is that the Bucs are targeting Williams, Ross, Davis or Njoku in round #1 and will look to add Mack in round #2. Then focus on a WR or TE, which ever they missed on in round #3 (with safety or corner as the backup positions if they don’t like anyone else there).

    At least that’s how I’m starting to read the tea leaves as the signals come out of One Buc.

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    e

    I wonder if the Bucs are losing some of their pre-draft cover by some of this info, Trevor? I guess it’s all fair game, but it’s not unlike the press asking… What is your military strategy on A, B, C? “Well, we’re going to come in on this date, this way…” Do potential suitors know that the Bucs have met with Mack several times without this report?

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      scubog

      Funny!. We who “want to know” aren’t in the “need to know” group. Visiting Mack might just be because USF is close.

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    surferdudes

    How could the Bucs not have been scouting this kid for some time, he plays at Ray Jay for cryin out loud! Wouldn’t even have to pay for a trip, or hotel room for their scout. My opinion, so don’t come down on me for saying this,the Bucs are for sure drafting a running back, maybe two. I’d be shocked if they pass on Cook if he’s there at #19. Even if he is, and they do, don’t be surprised if they snatch up Mack if he’s there with their third pick, or Hunt in the fourth. They used six different backs last season! I really believe they double down on the position this year, and move on from Sims, and Martin.

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    Horse

    Please do not reach Bucs!!!!

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    Naplesfan

    Well, of course nobody including any of us can predict where any particular player is going to be drafted, especially on Days 2 and 3 … it’s hard enough projecting the first round, except at the very top.

    But Mack would be a good Day 2 pick in the opinion of many … and where and how exactly we get him of course depends upon how other teams value him, and of course, Jason Licht has shown the ability to move around in the draft, as he did last year dropping down a couple picks to get his first rounder, VHIII, and picking up an extra pick to package with our third rounder to move up into the bottom of the second round to get Aguayo. Regardless of how good the Aguayo pick turns out to be in the long run, Licht showed his ability to move around. So maybe we trade down with either our first or second round pick, acquire another pick, and that can be used to move up from our third round to snag a player like Mack, or some other target of Licht’s.

    This should be a very interesting draft, with tremendous variation in all the mocks, even in just the first round.

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    toofamiliar17

    Ugh. Dangit. Please don’t do this.

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      Naplesfan

      If the Bucs get Mack at a reasonable pick, why not? I think second round may be a stretch for him, considering how many quality running backs are available. I definitely like him in the third round .. or possibly an enhanced third round.

      Mack isn’t terrible – why so negative?

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    VTBucs

    I still think if Cook falls to #19 the BUCs take him. Mack is option B.

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      cgmaster27

      Agreed, you don’t pass on cook at that point. The guy is just too good, and RB is , in my opinion, our biggest need right now.

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    drdneast

    MAck certainly scarez me when he gets the ball.
    Mainly because of the loose manner in whuch he carries the balls.
    If he doesn’t correct that flaw DB’s in the NFL will start drooling when he gets the ball.

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