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Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd 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: [email protected]

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    Patrick J Ellsworth

    I’m very excited about this kid. I have a good feeling about him.

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    GoldsonAges

    Beckwith is not fast by any stretch of the imagination. This is reminiscent of the post-draft Myron Lewis article that tried to convince us that the stiff hipped player actually had hips on a swivel. Nice propaganda piece PR, but eventually reality will set in. Beckwith struggled with plays bounced outside and missed a lot of tackles because he doesn’t have sideline to sideline speed.

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      devasher

      You’re forgetting about the Aguayo mortar kick articles. There was no bigger Aguayo cheerleader in the press than Scott Reynolds.

      That said, Scott has to pick and choose battles, he’s been critical of some picks in the past (Julian Jenkins, Kwon Alexander), but PR needs their sources in order to be successful, you don’t keep sources if you trash the team over every pick you disagree with.

      Beckwith in theory makes sense, he’s a big physical guy who can give the D a different look. The tape however isn’t so kind. He loafs a LOT, and the only time he seems to be remotely fast is when running in a straight line at the QB. We’ll have to see if he fully recovers from his ACL and becomes a multiple year starter at SLB. It could’ve been worse, it could”ve been a kicker.

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    scubog

    I sure wish I had as much time as you folks apparently do to watch more game film of some random player than the staff that actually scouts and evaluates players for a living. All Scott did here was put up some quotes from both the Bucs (who said they’ve been watching Becklwith for two years by the way) and the player. I don’t think Scott is offering some BS pimp job on a player to promote his access to the team.

    Of course the team likes the player lest they wouldn’t have drafted him, but for some fan to think he has anywhere near the knowledge they do is just absurd. No, it doesn’t always work out and sometimes a player is better than expected. It’s like marriage,. No one would go down the aisle with a beaming smile on their face if they knew in advance that her cute little butt would one day turn into a big ol’ ass.

    Maybe some Bucs fans could become Pre-marriage counselors and give the prospective couple a heads-up before the Draft day of matrimony.

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      chetthevette

      Seem like we have a lot of glass half empty guys around.
      Go BUCS

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      devasher

      I love people who come on boards and articles to share their opinion but the second someone shares an opinion that a poster doesn’t agree with they question the entire logic of having an opinion about players at all. I mean, the GM clearly knows so much, so don’t question him or anyone!

      No one is saying they’ve watched as much film as Licht on most of these players, though some of us have seen every snap of a players career based on the school they attended or a number of games because of the conference. Does that entitle them to have an opinion? I guess in scubog’s world, the answer is no.

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    surferdudes

    LoL, maybe fans will change their minds when this kid’s big ol ass is smashing running backs. Like his attitude, if they want me to set the edge, the edge will be set. No I don’t study tape for a living, but the high lights I’ve seen of Beck he puts people on the ground, hard. Licht has gotten tired of seeing yac yards after contact. Beckwith, Evans, Mr.T the Samoan mountain, are players who don’t get knocked backwards after contact. I see where Licht is going with this.

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    Dman

    Beckwith was a great pick. We traded up for a long term starter and got a second round guy in the bottom of the 3rd round. Sounds like a straight forward ACL repair if he’s running AND cutting already. A lot of these injuries include multiple ligament and cartilage tears that require longer rehab. Could be a steal in the 3rd round for a SAM starter and MIKE back-up. GO Bucs!!!!

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    Dude

    I’m hopeful about this kid. From my understanding he was being projected as a second rounder until his ACL tear. The Bucs sure did see something in Kwon that no other team did also. So I’m hoping for a similar situation. I think it’s a good thing when you have a guy coming in who knows, and likes to compete, with one of your better players. Kwon just might make him feel more accountable by playing next to him. This kind of competition is a good thing.

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    Horse

    I like all of our picks. I wasn’t on board with Stevie T, but after seeing some of the video on him once again the Scouts have proven they know 100 times more than me and others. Go Bucs!

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    plopes808

    Another great addition to our LB corps. We needed a replacement for Daryl Smith and we got a bargain thanks to his injury. I’m looking forward to seeing Beckwith work with Kwon and Lavonte

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    EastEndBoy

    I just hope they don’t rush the kid back too early…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2368615-are-nfl-athletes-playing-a-dangerous-game-with-too-fast-acl-returns

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    XpfcWintergreen

    I give Licht high marks for his overall performance as GM. I am hoping that he is continuing to learn and grow in his job.

    Fans like me who are not really deep in football knowledge and experience have to evaluate on other criteria we may have picked up in our particular lives. I just love football. When I was young I did not follow pro football but, rather I was a college fan.

    I enjoy reading the opinions of other fans a lot. I learn things all of the time which make me enjoy being a fan even more. Of course I like to throw out a few comments here and there too.

    I believe Licht and company have “righted the boat” and have us going in the right direction. This year should be another exciting year. As I have said before I am looking for a real dogfight in our division.

    Meanwhile I can hardly wait for training camp!
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    Go Bucs

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    hamilton

    he will be a star from day one.

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