I do think that Licht is running the show for the draft, because Arians is not a hands on power monger when it comes to player acquisitions. He prefers to focus on the coaching. Of course he’s in the loop and putting in his two cents. But I don’t think Arians is going “I want that guy!” like what Gruden would probably do. Licht is the one doing the homework, and ultimately Arians is going to defer to the knowledge Licht brings to the table.
So Arians has to be on board with whatever they’re doing of course, but he’s not pulling the trigger on these picks. So I’d take whatever he says with a grain of salt because of that.
I mean if a QB (super small chance it happens) drops like Lamar Jackson and ARod dropped then I definitely wouldn’t be opposed but it depends on which QB. I doubt anything like that happens so I hope we go in the direction of OL/DL/Edge rusher.
Could see them taking a flier on someone like Davis Mills later on,.
For what though? If you spend a pick on a rookie, then that player should be a better prospect than Gabbert at least. I don’t see the point in drafting a lifetime backup quarterback.
The only quarterback outside of the top 5 I’d take a shot on is Jamie Newman because of his athletic abilities. He is a boom or bust player, but I’d take that chance in the midrounds. I’d rather draft a boom or bust than a guaranteed backup.
Your taking a shot in the dark on either player. Both have developmental traits that teams look for. Nothing wrong with taking someone like that in round 5 because chances are neither player will make it anyways.
At some point the Bucs will need to address getting a QB to groom to replace Brady when he retires. Getting a NFL quality QB is rare to available after the second round. Thinking ahead the Bucs might trade out of #32 in return for an extra first in 2022 along with a 2021 second round pick. That would give the Bucs ammunition in 2022 to trade up using 2 first round picks to select a QB in 2022. I just don’t know much about any QB’s available in 2022.
It’s amazing how little Kyle Trask is disrespected by the analysts. Like people fucking hate this kid.
Like I have said before, this is Liars Poker Season for NFL coaches and general managers. They leak a lot of disinformation about their intentions. Sometimes the things they don’t say is just as revealing as what they do say. It is likely that some team covets Trask and is keeping quiet about their intentions so they can draft him in the early rounds.
Kyle Trask in the late 2nd was exactly the “developmental” pick I had in mind. You really don’t watch a lot of college football if you think that Kyle Trask isn’t going to be at least a decent QB in the NFL. He is already an improvement over Gabbert.