These are some guys I’d love who realistically could be there at 32:
EDGE Jayson Oweh, Penn State
EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
EDGE Joe Tryon, Washington
EDGE Payton Turner, Houston
CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia&
CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern
These are players who could step in and make plays for us this season. If we could find and develop a third edge rusher who can learn slowly from JPP and Shaq, and eventually take more snaps to keep all 3 of them fresh by the end of the season, oh boy that’s exciting.
I think the CBs I listed are big and fast, both are familiar with cover 3 and match quarters defense that we like to run, and both have the talent to start opposite Davis. You can never have too many good CBs.<br />
I’m not high on DT in the first, from what I’ve seen of Barmore I think he’s more of a day 2 pick, I think he’s a first round reach.. I like Levi Onwuzurike, but don’t think he’s a good fit for our scheme. He’s a 4-3 3-tech, don’t think he has the power to play in our scheme.
Also not a fan of going OL in round 1 unless a Tevan Jenkins falls to us. I think we should definitely look for OL depth, just not in round 1. If Creed Humphrey is falling in round 2, I’d love to move up and snag him.
While teams are picking QB’s and their tempting RB’s, Grab an Edge or DL because that is thin. If you can get the other in the second, then do that. If good ones are gone by the second, look for the alabama Center maybe or there are a few very good corners and rangy safeties that you might want to deal with Kyle Pitts in Atlanta.
Since we’re in Super Bowl mode, my strategy would be to draft guys who can contribute this year as rotational players/potential starters. I’d also look at guys who will start in year 2. I’d avoid guys who wouldn’t start until year 3, which keeps me away from OT, iLB, and QB in rounds 1-3.
If Philips or Ojulari are there, I’d take one of them. If not (assuming a stud doesn’t unexpectedly fall), I’d probably trade down, then later use draft capital to secure 2 seconds and an earlier third round pick.
In the second, I’d target CB (Farley or Georgia CB) and Edge Payton Turner. I expect Edge, CB, and WR as the Best Player Available picks in the 2nd this year.
In the third, I’d target C Meinerz. I project iOL, S, and RB as the BPA picks in the 3rd this year.
Trade back or BPA. Trading for a couple of high picks next year is a good option for the Bucs. No real holes to fill and eliminating the 1st round pick drastically reduces the drafts impact of the cap.
Our weakest unit is obviously special teams.
Who’s tired of watching New Orleans specialists have a day playing against us?
Who’s tired of having the opposing team getting pinned back and then could not take advantage because of the mediocre talent (at best!) of returner we have?
All those blocked kicks are as good or perhaps even better than a good return!
Obviously, I would not take him at 32, but who would oppose taking him with the fourth round pick?
I mean, remember when Chicago took Devin Hester in the 2nd round, we all thought it was a big time reach. Call me crazy, but I don’t think the Bears front office had any regrets.