Round 1 Zaven Collins. Just like what I see on film from him, and we will eventually need to fill in some depth behind SB and JPP
Round 2 Kenny Gainwell. I like his fit here above Williams or Carter, or even Harris. Rojo has lost a little lightening but added some thunder the past two years and having an electric RB with wr skills is something we don’t have on offense.
Round 3 Ronnie Perkins. I’d double dip at pass rushers, we are going to need them eventually, and a Perkins fall might lead to great value.
Khalil Herbert (TOUGH, can catch.)
Patrick Johnson (tulane), seems like a great 3 or 4th edge guy great tools and motor
Brady Breeze, a true depth safety and special teams ace type. Has value as a pp.
Big fan of Collins , mentioned him months ago in my , never too early to talk draft thread … but he will be long gone before Bucs pick
I like Ossai in rd 1 , McNeil rd 2 … wouldn’t mind Jamin Davis in a rd 1 trade back . Milton Williams rd 3 …. Cam McGrone is a rd 4 option if you don’t go Davis earlier.. as for OL , Kendrick Green is a good player.. Bucs need to hit front 7 early and often
Rojo is in his final year, and can’t catch. Vaughn has shown nothing. And while we might sign a vet that RB room is pretty bare. If we are truly trying to win another Super Bowl before this window closes, running back as one position that could make a big difference next year, not two years down the road. It’s the only position on this team that I see could get significant snaps next year.
I disagree, rookie running backs impact teams every year. Just look at last years crop. Taylor, Robinson, CEH, Dobbins. In 2019 Jacobs, Montgomery, Sanders. In 2018, Barkley, Lindsey, Chubb, Michel. An average of 4 backs per year averaging 1000 yards. Some above some just below. But that to me is impact.
It’s one position that you CAN see great success as a rookie.
I like the edge rusher from UGA. Or the one from Penn St. If they are available, grab them. You could even trade back with someone and grab one of them early second round, then move up to the middle of the second round to grab Leatherwood.
By your logic Captain Stagger, an RB can be drafted next year to replace Rojo if they have no problem with immediate impact.
Let’s get an OL or DL/edge for depth and get them ready for prime time in 2022, when Jensen, Suh, JPP, Smith can be replaced.
Rojo, Vaughn and a 3rd down vet can more than carry the load.
Names I like early…
Jaelan Philips (If he checks out)
Next couple rounds..
After loading trench depth first 3-4 rounds go for speed and tackling ability for special teams/gadget shit. Demetric Felton, CB, S, LB, BPA in those areas.
Back to RB being drafted early… CEH, Dobbins, Taylor all looked good and certainly made some kind of immediate impact but every year we see a Philip Lindsay or a James Robinson go undrafted and hit 1000. Id be terrified of ending up with a Michel or Penny.
We could easily solve our edge and IDL depth problems by going and signing guys like Aldon Smith, Jurrell Casey for depth. They could be cheap. So much better than Nelson/Roches. Then you don’t put so much pressure on yourself in the draft to nail these picks for needs.
But it looks like Licht is going to totally ignore any FA that wasn’t previously a Buc which is…a bit foolish.
Agree. People won’t understand this but they should be looking to fix the team with the mindset they were 1-5 vs winning teams in the regular season with a 6% win probability in New Orleans before the Cook fumble. If you just judge the team on the NFC Championship and Super Bowl you’ll just rest in your laurels.