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Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]

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    Nice article Trev, I hope you do this after each days picks and then when you guys go to camp – do a update just before the season on the changes for each division foe.

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      Trevor Sikkema

      Will try to do one after each day, yes.

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    Trevor, I was thinking the same as you about our Conference; we all got better.

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    Hank Scorpio

    Dan Quinn is putting together a scary good defense in Atlanta.

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      … almost as quick as Licht is putting together a scary good offense!

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    Some fine players were taken by the conference opposition. The most significant additions from round 1 appear to be McCaffrey and Lattimore.

    We better have a good slot corner to match uip with McCaffrey. Not sure we have that guy yet.

    I’m not too worried about Lattimore doing excessive damage to our new Bucs offense, though. Too many targets to cover all over the field, outside and inside, short and long, big and speedy.

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    Trev, how do those picks perhaps effect who we pick tonight?

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      Trevor Sikkema

      I don’t know if they affect it all too much. Licht said himself he doesn’t weigh one-team counter players very much, if at all, on draft night. Maybe in free agent moves, but not as much in the draft. They’re just looking to get the best players.

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    I myself am thanking a corner then a runner.

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    I’m perhaps a little more skeptical here…

    The chance that all of these guys actually turn out to be great selections is minimal. Here’s some more to contemplate (not concluding there’s anything for certain wrong with anyone, but the odds are on this side…and I think a little perspective is needed):

    1) Lattimore has a very small resume and little experience against top-flight WRs…NO may have just selected a CB too small to cover the Kelvin Benjamins and Mike Evans of the division…making him a #2 (or slot) CB with the 11th overall pick (note, we may have done something similar last year). Of course, #2 CBs are still valuable, but the chance of him being a steal/pro-bowler/lock-down CB versus this year’s VHIII (who also had a 40 time of 4.41)??????

    2) McCaffrey is 200lbs soaking wet…when was the last time a 200lb RB prospered in the NFL (maybe our very own Warrick Dunn way-back in the day). Carolina may have just selected a slot WR and KR with the 8th pick. Again, slot WRs and KRs are valuable but are we in the Tavon Austin realm or the steal/pro-bowler realm???

    3) Ramczyk – in the previous quarter century of drafting, only one other time (11 years ago) did it take at least 32 picks to get the second OT off the board. The league loves OTs, and yet Ramcyzk, not so much apparently. NO may have just selected a RT, or reserve OT in the 1st round. Again, RTs are valuable, but….

    4) Tak McKinley …well I’ll just point you to the analysis done by our very own Buc Stephen White…buyer beware.

    It’s just a little perspective – no predictions about these guys busting…just a way to say that maybe handing out accolades to our division foes is a little premature…I think the outlook for OJ Howard far exceeds the rest of these guys IMO.

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    I think all of these guys are going to be a big problem with the exception of Ramczyk. Especially Lattimore; he’s the real deal. In a year or two I think he’ll be able to neutralize (not shut down or eliminate) Evans. Especially with Shelton Rankins being healthy and creating pressure up the middle reducing the amount of time Evans has to get open.

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    I know one thing, the NFC South got a lot tougher this week! It’s going to be exciting to this division battle it out this year.

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