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    • Gareth

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      We have crushed free agency. We have put ourself in a great spot to just sit back and let the draft come to us. I would love to see us come away with a stud edge defender in the first round but I wouldn’t rule anything out. Every year someone falls that no one could have seen coming. I wouldn’t rule anything out.

      Let’s say a top Corner or OL falls into our laps. Imagine adding Vera Tucker to our iOL, or Farley/horn to our secondary. We don’t have any PRESSING NEED (aside from a rb that can catch/protect) nothing wrong with building a strength.

    • BuccaNOLEer

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      For the most part I agree with this sentiment. We can draft for depth and to groom future replacements. This is definitely a situation where we can afford to draft the best player available as opposed to drafting for filling needs.

      Although the trenches definitely could use some shoring up.

    • Alldaway 2.0

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      With playoff Lenny back and probably AB back soon I agree with this.

      The Bucs can really build depth or find niches for rookies to fill. Definitely need a swing OT/jumbo TE, need a #3 pass rusher, #4 safety, backup NT to Vea, LBs for depth and special teams. Wouldn’t hurt to add a return specialist either.

      There are upgrades to be made on the bottom 20 of the roster for sure. All starters are back with AB pending.

      Build the trenches!

    • Gareth

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      I would love to get a 3rd edge rusher, but that said the idea of either Jaycee Horn or Caleb Farley falling is an intriguing one. If Paye, Ojulari, and Philips are taken and a corner is staring us in the face just take it. Just like pass rushers you can never have too many people that can cover. Either the rookie pushes SMB and Dean to greatness or take their spot.

      PS I am not a Rousseau guy AT All

    • BucBalla85

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      Great depth can win championships. If we can add key depth in this draft will go a long way to helping the team repeat. Injuries happen but if we have legit depth in the beat up areas we won’t miss too much of a beat. Had kc focused on depth on the oline they might have been able to execute their game plan a little bit better. Let’s not make the mistake they made in ignoring the lines because we have our starters set there.

    • Greattimes

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      What is the greatest need of depth for the Bucs? Some say the O’line, others believe it is the D’line or edge. How about CB’s or an all around RB that can run, block or catch. Maybe looking further into the future the need is a QB to replace Brady in a couple years. One thing I am certain of, a lot of posters will hate whoever the Bucs select in the draft.

    • buc_boi

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      One thing I am certain of, a lot of posters will hate whoever the Bucs select in the draft.

      If history is any indicator, you’re 100% correct. However I think this year will be different for the reason lichts most vocal, outspoken and influential critic took his ball home once won the big game.

      I have a feeling far more people will be on board with out dudes Jedi powers of persuasion convincing people of mirages.

    • mjs020294

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      Trading out of the first round for a mid 2nd plus a 1st in next years draft would be ideal. Just need a team desperate to jump up to draft someone still on the board.

    • Donkey_Hunter

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      Regardless of bringing back Fournette, I can still see the brass going RB at #32, or even trading up for one.

      Would absolutely hate the move, but I really think it has a chance of happening.

      Hopefully, we’re addressing the front 7 and offensive line.

      Wouldn’t mind a trade up in the 2nd or 3rd if the price, talent, and value are right.

    • buc-in-out

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      I agree, our roster is complete… we can afford to go BPA in this draft, but with Jensen, JPP, Gholston and Suh all FA next offseason we should be looking to replace those guys in this year’s draft.

    • The Freeman

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      definitly should bring controversy on the board.
      our biggest short-term needs are a 3rd edge rusher, 3rd down back who can catch, some competition at receiver for the 3rd spot if AB doesn’t come back, backup C, DL, S, CB, PR, etc…
      there isn’t one major hole for 2021, just part time role player or depth.
      If you look for 2022, there is half ot the starting lineup projected to hit free agency leaving potential needs at RB (×2), TE (×2), WR, RG, C, DL (×2), Edge rusher, S, CB.

      If you let the draft come to you, the probability to pick a DL is really low, the strength of this year class is on offense… it’s a great QB, WR and Oline class!

      imo this draft is scary if you need DL, RB or edge rusher!

    • Diehard Astheycome

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      I know defense especially upfront wins championships. However one hit to secondary or god forbid two guys, we are dead!! Add in 17 games now and strength of the draft class, I like DB. Sounds insane with amount we’ve invested already. However if Adebo, Molden someone who’s going to see the field sooner and maybe upgrade the position is definitely worth it. Right now this guy isn’t starting. So you realistically can take BPA which NEVER happens. That includes WR too!!! If Marshall is there at 32, and is BPA grab him!! We are thin on complete package guys behind two starters.

    • Jr.3

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      Depending on who’s there at 32 I could see the Buccaneers drafting someone like Kadarius Toney. Mike and Chris seem to always be banged up and misses a game here and there. I would like a DE, add to the rotation and eventually replace JPP.

    • BucBalla85

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      Coach was saying that they might go get a qb in the draft to learn from Brady. Even though we are drafting for depth, I wonder if we should using all of that to get some great depth. Qb of the future is a need but I’m not so sure right now is the time. If the right guy is there and it’s incredible value then maybe but think we should be using draft capital to help this team now rather than a few years from now. Granted some draft choices will naturally be a few years out but we need those minimally.

    • Jon Gruden

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      Coach was saying that they might go get a qb in the draft to learn from Brady. Even though we are drafting for depth, I wonder if we should using all of that to get some great depth. Qb of the future is a need but I’m not so sure right now is the time. If the right guy is there and it’s incredible value then maybe but think we should be using draft capital to help this team now rather than a few years from now. Granted some draft choices will naturally be a few years out but we need those minimally.

      I was thinking about this. If one of the top 5 QBs fall it could be intriguing but it’s a huge drop-off to Trask and Newman. Top 5 or don’t pick one at #32.

    • Detrimental

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      Would not shock me of bucs took Zaven Collins at 32. Versatile off ball LB that can rush + drop in coverage that Bowles likes to do.

    • Jr.3

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      Would love Z.Collins at 32.

    • JC5100

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      Letting the draft come to you is how we ended up with Clayborn and Bowers instead of Watt

    • Biggs3535

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      Letting the draft come to you is how we ended up with Clayborn and Bowers instead of Watt

      Or the team could have made the correct picks in Cam Jordan and Justin Houston/Jerrell Casey.

    • obuc

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      Jon mentioned the Alabama center. I think he would be good and he can backup or play guard in a pinch.

    • JC5100

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      Letting the draft come to you is how we ended up with Clayborn and Bowers instead of Watt

      Or the team could have made the correct picks in Cam Jordan and Justin Houston/Jerrell Casey.

      Still the wrong move Captain Hindsight. The correct move was to trade from #20 to #10 and draft Watt. Redskins traded from #10 to #16, but I’m sure you’re comeback will be going from #20 to #10 wasn’t possible.

    • Detrimental

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      In a trade back im for it, not pick 32.

      Jon mentioned the Alabama center. I think he would be good and he can backup or play guard in a pinch.

    • The Freeman

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      Landon Dickerson is nasty, probably the best iOL in this draft but seems too injury prone… i’ll take Humphrey over him or Meinerz but Licht likes those DIII OL, so i would bet on Meinerz at 64 unless he takes the edge rusher and RB with the first two picks.

    • Biggs3535

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      Letting the draft come to you is how we ended up with Clayborn and Bowers instead of Watt

      Or the team could have made the correct picks in Cam Jordan and Justin Houston/Jerrell Casey.

      Still the wrong move Captain Hindsight. The correct move was to trade from #20 to #10 and draft Watt. Redskins traded from #10 to #16, but I’m sure you’re comeback will be going from #20 to #10 wasn’t possible.

      Washington received #16 and #49 from Jacksonville for their 10th overall pick. Why in the blue hell would WASH have agreed to take #20 and #51 instead? They wouldn’t have, of course. It would have taken additional compensation from Tampa Bay. But it’s a pretty strawman you’ve built, Mr. Red Board GM.

      The better move was staying put and taking the better players that came to you, like Jordan and Houston/Casey.

    • Donkey_Hunter

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      The better move was staying put and taking the better players that came to you, like Jordan and Houston/Casey.

      This combo would’ve been INFINITELY better than Watt.

      Let alone trading up for him.

    • JC5100

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      The better move was staying put and taking the better players that came to you, like Jordan and Houston/Casey.

      This combo would’ve been INFINITELY better than Watt.

      Let alone trading up for him.

      Infinitely better than a top 5 DE of all-time.

      Infinitely better….

      Infinitely…

      • TCB2W!

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        Hmm, Leroy Selmon, Reggie White, Bruce Smith, Deacon Jones, Doug Atkins, Gino Marchetti, Bill Hewitt. So of these HOFers, which 3 are not as good as JJ Watt? JJ Watt also missed 40 percent of his games the last 5 years doesn’t make your claim any stronger.

    • Donkey_Hunter

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      The better move was staying put and taking the better players that came to you, like Jordan and Houston/Casey.

      This combo would’ve been INFINITELY better than Watt.

      Let alone trading up for him.

      Infinitely better than a top 5 DE of all-time.

      Infinitely better….

      Infinitely…

      JJ Watt…

      Too 5 DE of all time…

      Ummm…okay.

    • Boid Fink

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      That Rousseau (sp) end looked awful to me running the bags. Just not twitchy or explosive looking at all.

      • Gareth

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        Yea, he got all of his production inside but is WAY too thin to line up inside in the nfl. I would be disappointed if we take him.

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