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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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    pinkstob

    At least someone took Aqib Talib this time. Sheesh!

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    toofamiliar17

    I weep for Scott’s offense. His “best” offensive player is a RB who averaged 3.8 yards for his entire career, with his best two year stretch being one in which he averaged fewer than that. His second and third best WRs are two guys who each had fewer 1,000 yard seasons than both Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, only they both played at least 6 full seasons in Tampa. I mean, hey, if you want a group that struggles to gain yards when you hand your RB the ball and that struggles to accumulate yards through the air no matter who you throw to – THIS is the offense for you! But, hey – at least he has the best SLB (on the field for approximately 35-40% of snaps these days) of all time. Great value there (this is my sarcastic voice).

    Meanwhile, Cook made sure to lock in that thunder and lightning combo that led the Buccaneer offense to all of those top notch finishes over the years. I finally ACTUALLY loved Mark Cook’s value for the FIRST time in the entire draft when he took Penn in the 7th, then again with Galloway, and AGAIN with Batman. I think it’s still too early for Kwon there, but it’s not like he went CRAZY early, so not bad I guess. Solid overall in the middle rounds, although Cook’s fixation on Cbs in the modern game is absolutely dumbfounding.

    Sikkema finally made his first bad picks (took him a lot longer than the other two) with Keyshawn and Talib in the middle rounds. I actually think Key is one of the worst picks of day two. Locker room cancer, not terribly consistent or productive for us or overall for his career, nothing more than an elevated chain mover….yea, no thanks. He’s a day 3 pick for sure. How he went AHEAD of VJ is beyond me completely. Sure, Talib is stupid talented and really good now, but when you consider that only his Bucs years count, I don’t see the value at all there. Also think Sikkema failed in the scouting department there – had he checked the last time this draft was done, he’d have known that he could have gotten Talib much later if he really wanted him. When I said I thought I knew his next direction, the direction I was referencing was Gruber, which is an excellent pick. Sikkema has the 2nd best QB in franchise history and will absolutely destroy anything Mark and Scott can put on the field in the trenches. I actually expected him to also grab another lineman or two, likely with one interior player, but I guess there’s still time for that. Vincent in the 9th and Kelly in the 10th is great value.

    Middle round overall grades – Sikkema B, Cook B-, Reynolds D+.

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