Welcome, one and all, to PewterReport.com’s Bucs Franchise Fantasy Draft – boy, that was a mouthful.

To spice up the offseason a bit, and to hopefully make the time between now and training camp go by a little quicker, PewterReport.com’s “Big 3” that consists of publisher Scott Reynolds, editor-in-chief Mark Cook and Bucs beat writer Trevor Sikkema have come up with an exercise that will give all Bucs fans, young and old, something unique to read and follow along with. We set out to see who would draft the best Bucs team of all-time.

The rule of the Bucs Franchise Draft are simple. Each owner/GM will get one pick per round in an order that numbers in a snake style (meaning if you have the last pick of the current round you also get the first pick of the next round, etc.). Any player who played for the Buccaneers at any point in their career is up for grabs, but who you are selecting is the type of player they were as Buccaneers. That means players like Steve Young or Bo Jackson wouldn’t do your team any good. There can be some potential and chemistry assumed with different players playing from different eras, but most of what you’re drafting is from what we’ve seen these players do as Tampa Bay Buccaneers. New offseason additions like wide receiver DeSean Jackson, defensive tackle Chris Baker and tight end O.J. Howard were drafted – but only on potential.

Before the draft, at a top secret location, the three drew numbers and the order of the draft came out:

  1. Mark Cook
  2. Trevor Sikkema
  3. Scott Reynolds

Each owner/GM had to build their complete starting offense, defense, and also draft a kicker, punter and a special teams return specialist, so there were 25 picks in total. Each offense had to include two wide receivers, two running backs, one tight end, one quarterback and a center, two guards and two tackles, and each defense had to include two safeties, two corners, three linebackers, and four defensive linemen – no getting fancy with schemes. The three owners/GMs also selected a head coach from the Bucs history as well.

So, with all the picks in and all the players signed, below is the official draft board from the 2017 PR Bucs Fantasy Draft.


Rd 1QB Jameis WinstonDT Warren SappLB Derrick Brooks
Rd 2WR Mike EvansDE Simeon RiceDE Lee Roy Selmon
Rd 3SS John LynchDT Gerald McCoyCB Ronde Barber
Rd 4FB Mike AlstottQB Doug WilliamsLB Hardy Nickerson
Rd 5TE Jimmy GilesDE Michael BennettRB James Wilder
Rd 6RB Warrick DunnOT Paul GruberDT David Logan
Rd 7OT Donald PennWR Keyshawn JohnsonLB Lavonte David
Rd 8WR Joey GallowayCB Aqib TalibCB Donnie Abraham
Rd 9LB Kwon AlexanderWR Vincent JacksonWR Mark Carrier
Rd 10LB Richard WoodCB Brian KellyWR Kevin House
Rd 11LB Hugh GreenRB Doug MartinOT Demar Dotson
Rd 12DE Greg SpiresLB Broderick ThomasOT Donovan Smith
Rd 13DE Chidi Ahanotu RB LeGarrette BlountRB Ricky Bell
Rd 14DT Anthony McFarlandLB Shelton QuarlesDT Brad Culpepper
Rd 15CB Cedric BrownS Tanard JacksonS Dwight Smith
Rd 16DT Chris BakerLB Barrett RuudS Dexter Jackson
Rd 17CB Brent GrimesTE O.J. HowardTE Cam Brate
Rd 18C Joe HawleyG Davin JosephG Ali Marpet
Rd 19G J.R. SweezyOT Charley HannahG Frank Middleton
Rd 20S Mark CotneyG Ian BecklesKR Karl Williams
Rd 21G George YarnoS Jermaine PhillipsC Tony Mayberry
Rd 22OT Roman ObenK Martín Gramática DE Noah Spence
Rd 23P Brian AngerC Jeff FaineK Connor Barth
Rd 24KR Clifton SmithKR Michael SpurlockQB Brad Johnson
Rd 25K Michael HustedP Josh BidwellP Tom Tupa


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About the Author: 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: trevor@pewterreport.com
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Clearwater Buc
Clearwater Buc
3 years ago

That picture is of Errict Rhett, not James Wilder.

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3 years ago


3 years ago

I am pretty surprised that nobody took kellen Winslow. Dude was a head case but there isn’t no deneying the talent there. He wasn’t pretty much dominant his entire time here in Tampa. Also they might have covered this in the text as cheating but I would have taken Steve Young at QB.

3 years ago

I think Cook takes it. Just my humble opinion.

3 years ago

I guess the game is to make the best team. I have never played fantasy football.
I assume that we are judging players on their best performance years.
If that is indeed the case, Scott takes it.
Wilder and Bell running the bal