I’m pretty sure the only disagreement you’ll get here is over who the team should have drafted at #7. Certainly a whole lot of good came out of the trade down. I mean, heck. Forget Blackmon – there was even more support for drafting Claiborne had we stayed put. About the best that can be said for that in retrospect is that maybe it would have kept us from trading for Revis. Probably not though.
I'm glad we traded down but not because of Blackmon off the field concerns, but because that pick helped us get Martin and David too.
Agreed, out FO managed to draft three really good players that will hopefully have long futures here in Tampa.As for the issue of Blackmon. I'm not convinced we would have drafted him if we had stayed put. He's a talent kid, but he seems to be another one of those idiots that waste their talent. It's always sad to see players like that, and I'm glad we didn't draft him. But perhaps if he gets his head right, and is on a team with a strong support structure and coaching staff, perhaps he can still have a future.
The Kuechly vs. Barron debate is a non-argument. Had we drafted Kuechly at #7, we would’ve never even considered drafting David as the Bucs were addressing positions of major need during that draft. A trade back into the 2nd round for another LB would’ve never happened after selecting Kuechly and trading up for Martin.
Yes , and Moron Claiborne is a bust . Claiborne is who we would have selected if we stayed where we were. Barron looks great in hindsight . When he breaks out this season in a real scheme , unlike Sheridan’s clusterf*ck , there will be little doubt.
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