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Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]

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11 Comments

  1. 1

    Pete Wood

    Only three more days and we get ten months without Mel Kiper! No matter who the Bucs pick, I’ll still have that.

  2. 2

    plopes808

    I haven’t been this excited for a draft in a long time. This class seems custom made for our needs

  3. 3

    TBChucky

    Just get it right, Licht.. Don’t pass on Nelson for James..

  4. 4

    scubog

    So here we are, the dawn of Draft Day. Scubog is up early as usual. Looking forward to the next three days flipping between NFL Network and ESPN. My wife is “getting out of Dodge” so she doesn’t have to feel totally ignored. When the sun rises again on Friday morning there will surely be the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” comments from the pewternut gallery who I think the consensus is to trade down if the “big three” are gone. There’s little doubt that there will be an unexpected choice/trade to throw all of the mock drafts into a tizzy. Seems to happen every year. Those folks on Twitter will be using WTF, OMG and SMH frequently. As I’ve aged and become more apathetic regarding things I can’t control, I just like to enjoy the brief feeling of hope that somehow this draft class will improve the roster enough for the team to contend for a championship.

  5. 5

    surferdudes

    If we draft Nelson Scott wouldn’t it be better if he played left guard where he starred in college? Marpet played two years on the right side, why is everyone so hell bent on moving him yet again to the left side? I’m beginning to think offensive tackle is a bigger need then we’re led to believe. Dotson is done. He hasn’t been healthy the last two years, and at age 33 is currently rehabbing. What if D. Smith gets injured? Our back up tackles should be working in a lumber yard instead of the NFL. Some have said McGlinchey could go as high as 4 to the Browns so it wouldn’t be a reach drafting him at seven, or with a trade down. If we can’t protect Jameis we won’t be winning many games.

  6. 6

    macabee

    Tonight’s the night and I want to be on record before the draft. I have no intel other than my own gut intuition from reading and listening over the past 7 days. The following has helped to shape my opinion:

    *Respected DraftAnalyst’s Tony Pauline reports QB Baker Mayfield being drafted by the Jets is a “done deal.”
    *AdamSchefter reports that one GM estimated today that there is a “50 percent chance” that four QBs will go in first five picks Thursday night and believes that this would be a big help to top 10 teams not in the QB market.
    *Ian Rapoport reports that the Arizona Cardinals may be the team to watch at this point. They certainly seem like they’re making the most phone calls about possibly moving up for a quarterback … it’s safe to assume that 5 or 6 could be potential slots to trade for a quarterback.
    *CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that no one is convinced that the Bills are done wheeling and dealing. All signs point to the Bills trading up in the draft for a quarterback, and Josh Rosen is the most logical fit.
    *CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco says “I have the four top quarterbacks going off the board with the first four picks — including the Buffalo Bills making a move up to the No. 4 spot to land UCLA’s Josh Rosen with a pick acquired from the Browns”.
    * Daniel Jeremiah/NFL.com says “The name that I just keep hearing over and over again [with the Colts] and I am going with where-there-is-smoke-there-is-fire theory here, and that’s Roquan Smith from Georgia”.
    *Ian Rapoport reports that the Broncos (Elway) and the Colts (Ballard) are both openly advertising their picks are for sale.
    *Adam Schefter reports not just the Denver Broncos talking about trading back; so are the Cleveland Browns, who have shopped the No. 4 overall pick, per sources.

    An old adage says if there’s enough sh!t there, there’s a pony somewhere! I believe then that there will be draft night fireworks (trades up) for a QB. Most likely candidates to move up are the Bills and the Cardinals. Teams have seen the QB market for 2019 and it’s bleak – it’s now or never! If these expert predictions are true, then do the math!

    As such, I do not believe the Bucs will trade down – they will not need to. But they may be tempted to trade up one with the Colts if either DE Chubb or RB Barkley is there – giving up a 2019 2nd round pick (NJ.com mock) if the Colts are truly interested in selling the pick. My assumptions imply therefore that one of the Big 3 will be there most likely OG Quenton Nelson. Then it follows that the Bucs will not be drafting a S or CB at pick #7 however wise to advertise the possibility.

    According to WalterFootball, OG Nelson had two reported private visits, the Bucs and the Bears who pick at #8. My opinion, the Bucs would not like to see the Bears trade up and grab OG Nelson if he is the last man standing of the Big 3 as the Colts who pick at #6 has openly advertised the pick for sale. Better to be sold to a QB-seeking team.

    *******I predict the Bucs will pick OG Quenton Nelson at #7*******

    That is unless RB Saquon Barkley is there and that is unless DE Bradley Chubb is there and so it goes. There you have it. I’m on record. One of the Big 3 will be coming to Tampa. I am prepared to eat my ration of crow or the Bucs parrot whichever you prefer if need be. Talk to me after the draft. Lol. Go Bucs!

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        macabee

        Just having fun, but I hope so too! This little dust up about QB Josh Allen’s tweets could affect the the number of QBs taken before we pick. But I hope not. Just a kid. I think he has grown up since high school, but it’s going to be a nailbiter until we pick. Have fun tonight!

  7. 7

    SaskBucs

    Nice roundup Macabee. I am gonna piggyback your predictions, as I agree with everything you said. GO BUCS!!

  8. 8

    EastEndBoy

    Really, as long as we don’t trade up to select a kicker, I think we’re making progress….

    …and please don’t get cute Licht, it’s not that hard.

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