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SR’s Fab 5 is a collection of inside scoop, analysis and insight from yours truly, PewterReport.com publisher and Bucs beat writer Scott Reynolds. Here are a few things that caught my attention this week at One Buc Place and around the NFL.

FAB 1. Bucs Like The Other Devin, Too

The Buccaneers are definitely interested in LSU middle linebacker Devin White, especially considering that Kwon Alexander, the team’s man in the middle over the last four years, left for San Francisco in free agency. Tampa Bay held a formal interview with White at the NFL Scouting Combine and would consider drafting him with the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft, as PewterReport.com suggested in its first two mock drafts dating back to January.

But he isn’t the only Devin the Bucs are interested in.

Michigan middle linebacker Devin Bush is also regarded as a first-rounder – possibly in the Top 15 – and is another player the Bucs would consider drafting should general manager Jason Licht want to trade down in the first round and stockpile more picks, as he did in 2016 and last year.

White is the clear-cut top inside linebacker product in this year’s draft, but Bush isn’t far behind – literally and figuratively.

White measured 6-foot, 237 at the NFL Scouting Combine and ran a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash with 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, a 39.5-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump, a 7.07 time in the three-cone drill and a 4.17 time in the 20-yard shuttle.

Bush measured 5-foot-11, 234 pounds at the Combine and was right behind White with a 4.44 time in the 40-yard dash. Bush cranked out 21 reps of 225 pounds, had a 40.5-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 3-inch inch broad jump, a 6.93 time in the three-cone drill and a 4.23 time in the 20-yard shuttle.

Both Devins have compact, powerful builds and sideline-to-sideline speed. Both inside linebackers are consensus All-Americans, have high motors and attack the line of scrimmage in the run game, as well as being gifted blitzers.

So what separates them?

Bush might be an even more sound tackler and slightly better in coverage, while White might make more highlight reel plays, including turnovers with four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries compared to Bush’s none. White is also a bit more of an outspoken leader.

In two years as a starter at Michigan where he racked up 194 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 15 passes defensed, 10 sacks and one interception. He produced 95 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, nine passes defensed, five sacks and one interception as a sophomore in his first year as starter.

Last year, the leader of the Wolverines defense notched 80 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and six passes defensed. Bush had to sit out Michigan’s bowl game to recover from a hip injury and prepare for the draft.

Michigan ILB Devin Bush
Michigan ILB Devin Bush – Photo by Univ. of Michigan

“It was a hard decision to make,” Bush told the Detroit Free Press. “Not being able to compete. Getting ready for that bowl game I was doing a lot of treatment. By the time it came around, I wasn’t cleared.”

That paid off with a solid Combine showing where he measured 5-foot-11, which dispelled myths that he was too small to be picked in the first round. In fact, Bush’s 4.44 time in the 40-yard dash solidified his first-round standing. That’s what the tape of the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year and Big 10 Linebacker of the Year shows.

If Tampa Bay is on the clock with a trade down opportunity and the Bucs have close grades on White and Bush – as they should – don’t be surprised if Licht pulls the trigger to move down and acquire more picks. The Bucs could slide down as many as 10 spots to Washington, which needs a quarterback, at No. 15 because of the depth in this year’s draft, especially at defensive tackle and edge rusher.

And with White and Bush, there are two stud inside linebackers that would give the Bucs a long-term replacement for Alexander. Assuming Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and Kentucky outside linebacker Josh Allen, who is going to the Bucs in PewterReport.com’s latest Bucs mock draft, are off the board, here are 14 legit draft prospects that Tampa Bay could draft to fill a need at No. 15 if Licht  moved down that far.

LSU ILB Devin White
Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat
Clemson DT Christian Wilkins
Florida RT Jawaan Taylor
Michigan ILB Devin Bush
Michigan DL Rashan Gary
Florida State OLB Brian Burns
Houston DT Ed Oliver
Alabama OL Jonah Williams
LSU CB Greedy Williams
Washington CB Byron Murphy
Georgia CB DeAndre Baker
Boston College DE Zach Allen
Kansas State OT Dalton Risner

Considering that there will be a quarterback or two selected between No. 5 and No. 15, along with a wide receiver or tight end, there would likely be six to eight of the players listed above – possibly including Bush – available at No. 15 with a trade down with the Redskins. This year’s draft is flush with defensive linemen, but thin at inside linebacker. That’s why it might be imperative for Tampa Bay to come away with one of the Devins in the first round this year.

Michigan ILB Devin Bush
Michigan ILB Devin Bush – Photo by: Getty Images

Don’t fret if it’s Bush instead White. There isn’t as much separating the two as one might think when looking at the tape.

“He’s where the NFL is going to right now,” NFL draft analyst Matt Miller told the Detroit Free Press about Bush. “A super athletic three-down player who can play different spots as a run and chase linebacker.”

The Bucs aren’t the only team that needs help at inside linebacker. Cincinnati, which has the No. 11 overall pick, needs a replacement for Vontaze Burfict, while Pittsburgh could use help at inside linebacker at No. 20. Bush certainly won’t fall past Baltimore at No. 22. The Ravens need a replacement for C.J. Mosley, and head coach John Harbaugh’s brother is Jim Harbaugh, who coached Bush at Michigan and will give his star linebacker a rave review.

Bush was elated to close the gap between he and White at the Combine and is ready to help an NFL team – potentially the Buccaneers.

“I’m a true football guy, a true leader,” Bush said. “I don’t complain about much, I don’t ask for much. Just an opportunity to play football.”

That opportunity may come in Tampa Bay.

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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]

42 COMMENTS

  1. Que buc ass slob complaining about everything from the weather in Tampa to not overpaying for any of those signed free agents. All while forgetting that punctuation is pivotal tonsentence structure.
    Personally I think we all want a trade back unless one of those studs is sitting there. I’m also glad the bucs didnt overpay this gree agents. The money was absurd for those players. It’s clear that BA believes this team needs a few players and much better coaching. The draft should be exciting with all the talent on defense this year.

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  2. Hoping two QBs go in the top 4, which would push either Williams, Bosa, or Josh Allen down to the Bucs. If one of them is there, I think it’s a no brainer. If all three are gone, Bucs are in a great spot for a trade back.

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  3. I like the strategy proposed by Scott Reynolds in the draft. Thought they should move down to get more picks and the fact he has a logical proposal it makes sense to me.

    However, to even think that Breshad Perriman is an improvement over DeSean Jackson he should have looked at Perriman’s tape. I love the fact it is one year contract for the reason of his HUGE problem – he drops the ball – a lot. You can find a lot of tape of him missing catches he should be making. Essentially, if Winston is “on the money” he will pretty much always make the catch. But if it is thrown slightly off (and Winston is not known for consistent pin point accuracy) he tends to bobble or just miss it. So unless he shows a huge improvement in Tampa, or Winston is far more accurate on pass plays to him, we are very unlikely to see any upgrade over Jackson and may even see a decline. It is a risk – but a limited risk with a one year contract. if he proves everyone wrong, sure sign him for more money so I do agree with the pickup and he financial limitations on him.

    The idea of leveraging the compensatory pick system as described is intriguing. However that maybe the strategy being proposed now. if Jason Licht is let go and his contract not renewed after this year it is all for naught unless the Glaziers higher a new GM who continues that approach. I want this team to succeed badly and hope this new strategy works better than the past just as Scott describes.

    Last, losing Humphries was not good. He was too expensive so I don’t disagree with the decision, it was just too bad Tenn decided to overpay for his services (generally speaking). We can only hope that the person replacing him in the slot comes close to playing the role he did.

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  4. Buc stops here, the good thing is perriman wont have to do much outside of catching the ball to be as effective as mesean. In meseans last 9 years he has 3 1000 yard seasons. And averaged about 3 TDs a year as well. Hes a one trick pony who’s vastly overrated because of his ability to catch deep passes. we already know perriman will actually practice with Jameis to develop chemistry, which mesean had zero interest in doing. We shall see though, at least perriman womt be a locker room cancer.

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  5. Nice piece on White v. Bush. I see a bit of Brooks in Bush. In either case, I hope the Bucs are trading down. I still love to see either of them or Jonah in a Bucs uni with a few extra picks in tow. For all of the Meathead haters out there, here’s some food for thought; suddenly the Bucs are losing players to other teams with huge contracts. This hasn’t happened in yeeeaarrrs. Other GMs seem to like are talent. I think that a some real coaching-up of our current player is going to make a big difference in the results on the field.

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  6. I hope they get Jawaan Taylor. Trade or not. Best player at a position of need. Fix the run game or all pressure will be on Jameis again.

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  7. Defense, defense, and more defense in the first 3 rounds. Front seven only. So many players on 1 year deals and so many aging vets need to be replaced before or after this season.

    I think Arizona takes Murray and the Giants package #6 and #17 to move to #2 to get Haskins, a New Jersey native, but we’ll see. If only one offensive player goes in the first 4 picks, there may be a nice market to trade back. If two or more offensive players go in the top 4, Tampa should keep the pick and take a premiere defensive end. They will have to replace Nassib and/or JPP after this season.

    The Bucs are a dark horse (according to some scouts) to draft a QB this year if Murray or Haskins is available when Tampa is on the clock.

    Compensatory picks are great, but don’t get ahead of yourselves on 3rd round comp coming. If Kwon doesn’t play much early due to injury and Hump is limited in production because he’s catching passes from Mariotta in a run first offense, it will hamper their value. Bucannon, Perriman, Barrett, and Pinion are poised to take significant snaps and will offset most of the value. Fitzpatrick is worth nothing. He is a former 7th round draft pick and 14 year veteran on his 8th team. He had very limited playing time in Tampa because he was a backup, not a starter. If the Dolphins take a QB in the draft, I expect we’ll see the new kid start at some point in 2019, pushing Fitz back down on the depth chart. It happened exactly that way with Glennon in his first year in Chicago.

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  8. I actually expect Humps receptions to go up this year since the Titans have a concept of shorter and slant passes built into their offensive scheme.
    Of course that all depends if he can survive going over the middle much more often.

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  9. If he gets a massive haul to trade down and can take Bush instead, I do that in a heartbeat (assuming Quinnen/Bosa/Allen are all gone). I just don’t see a huge amount of separation between Bush and White in terms of their abilities right now. White is just the more physically imposing specimen and because of that, probably has the higher ceiling. But Bush is really good in his own right, and realistically may be more advanced than White at this stage in his pass coverage. If the choice is between White or Bush and an extra 2nd, 3rd, and a few more picks next season…it’s not a choice. Take the trade and don’t look back.

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  10. Although I didn’t think Hump was worth 9 mill, I don’t think Jackson’s replacement was worth 4 mill.
    No way was Kwon worth 13.5 mill either. The thing with Kwons contract is it is o my guaranteed foe one year and there are several other nuances built into it as well.
    Peter King hasn’t liked the Bucs since they beat Philly for the NFC championship.
    King must have lost a lot of money on that game.

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  11. Agree DT25,

    If the Bucs are looking for that hair on fire replacement for Kwon Alexander, LB Devin Bush may be the better get given the Bucs get two extra draft picks. No doubt White is the higher rated LB but not by much. White is 6-0 2.37, Bush is 5-11 234, both are lightning fast 4.42 and 4.43 respectively. White has a 6.20 NFL Draft Prospect rating while Bush is rated at 5.99. Bush is a Florida kid, grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

    Since the ILB is the QB of the defense, the interview of both players and perhaps an on-site visit could determine who has better football knowledge and who would be the better field general. Devin Bush’s sideline-to-sideline aggression is the type of LB play Todd Bowles is sure to be impressed with as he is attending his Pro Day today.

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  12. Corection: Todd Bowles is at DE/OLB Josh Allen/Kentucky pro day today.

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  13. “The Humphries loss, even though slot receiver is not the most important weapon in a Bruce Arians offense”

    Say that to Larry Fitzgerald, Peter. Why King is so highly regarded as a journalist is a mystery to me. Scott Reynolds and crew here at Pewter Report are far more enjoyable to read and far more correct on their assessments of all things Buccaneer than the Peter Kings of this world.

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  14. Thanks Scott for your outstanding analysis. If Q. Wms. Is gone trade down as long as v

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  15. Bush is available and take extra draft picks for a Guard and a Tackle.

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  16. Cgmaster . There is no need to call people names there’s more than one way to run a team and different people have different ideas. In the end we all want the same team to win it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is I still want the Bucs to win. As for the racist comments OJ Howard is my favorite buccaneer that’s because he’s the only Tampa Bay Buccaneer that’s in better shape than me and I respect that. Next pin chasers bowling event I will come and wear my tag Buc ass Bob. I personally would like to sit down disagree and still have a good time and be friends.

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  17. I’ll take Bush over White.

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  18. I 100% agree about drafting being more advantageous than ‘winning the offseason’. Little pick ups can go a long way in terms of building depth. But the Redskins used to ‘win the offseason’ every year. they have been mediocre at best.

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  19. Im on board with taking Bush if we trade down..but we should only trade down if Bosa, Williams, and Allen are gone..if either of those guys are still there at 5 you take them.

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  20. Dang buc ass are you bipolar? You call everyone names who disagrees with you. But I dont take it offensively. I see it as playful banter. And I dont remember anyone calling you racist, at least not me. But the oj comment had me rolling.

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  21. Scott, do you think Licht’s new free agent approach might have something to do with the fact he’s been so bad at it in the past? You mention some of his failures, like Baker. I’m sure the new approach has something to do with the fact the Glazers are tired of shelling out big bucks only to remain in the NFC south basement. The one year deals also might have something to do with the fact Licht is on a one year deal himself. Maybe the Glazers don’t want Licht to saddle the next G.M. with his poor choices. There’s also the little fact that Lichts ineffective past signings have us up against the cap with little money to spend. You’re right about one thing, free agency should be about filling some holes in the roster, not building one. Do you think maybe we have so many holes to fill has something to do with the fact Licht has blown sooo many high second round draft choices, among other rounds? Moving up for the likes of Cappa in the third, a player who can’t crack the line up doesn’t say much about his draft prowess either. A second round corner M.J., should be a corner, but now is a safety, hmmm, what does that say about Licht’s eye for talent? I don’t think Licht seems to all of a sudden get it with free agency, it’s just that he’s a bad G.M. no matter how you try to spin it. Nice try though.

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  22. Funny that it takes Jason Licht his sixth off-season to realize that free agent signings are often fool’s gold exactly at the same time the team is cap strapped and doesn’t have the ability to make big money deals even if he wanted.

    Fun fact: If Jason Licht had avoided signing players like DeSean Jackson, Vinny Curry, Ryan Jensen, JR Sweezy and Chris Baker, the team would’ve been awarded compensatory picks over the years for losing players and also had the opportunity to roll the excess cap room into a year like this one when Winston, Evans and Donovan Smith would all be taking in over 14 million a year.

    But I’m glad the Lichtanic was able to get some “deep” insight as he sinks into the second half of his decade with the Bucs. While it’s sad to see the Bucs floating at the bottom of the division each year it’s chilling to think that the Lichtanic was more likely to hit an iceburg than on a free agent during the past six years.

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  23. Let’s not forget Revis Island:)

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  24. Clearly team after team has tried to acquire big-names in the offseason and found out the hard way where that gets you….good luck Cleveland, you’re the latest.

    But, how exactly is Licht trying a new approach this year? Didn’t he just give $13m/year to a Free Agent? And further give $11.5m/yr to three guys to be backups/part-timers for us?

    Is that so different to 2018, when he signed Jensen to $10m/yr and Curry/Allen/Unrein to come be part-timers.

    Or, 2017 with DJax for $10m/yr, and a bunch of part-timers like Swaggy Baker and JJ Wilcox.

    Maybe 2016 was different’…not really: Grimes for bigger bucks plus Sweezy and Ayers…

    2015 was definitely different…that’s the year he signed nobody, having had has his fingers burned so bad in 2014 with the cadre of terrible signings he made, as you noted.

    Is 2019 so different?….I don’t see it: we sign 1 guy who tends to disappoint for big bucks (this year it so happens to be D Smith), and a handful of role players to fill-in part time. That’s his strategy, has been since he got burned and took a year to recover.

    Will he try something different in the 2019 draft as a strategy….or will he do the same thing he’s made a habit of doing….I for one sure hope Arians gets the keys to the car in a few weeks time, because that starting lineup you listed does not instill confidence in getting over the 5-win hump.

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  25. Licht doesn’t handle player contracts, which weakens your debate on Licht as a “bad GM”. Like all GM’s, he’s made his share of mistakes & bonehead decisions, but has scored big time on some as well – when is the last time we lost a player via free agency that we desperately needed to keep even if we had to pay a little over market price?

    Do you think Licht had big shoes to fill? Mark Dominick & Bruce Allen brought us 2nd round travesties like Jonathan Banks, Da’Quan Bowers, Brian Price, Arrelious Benn, Sabby Piscitelli, Dexter Jackson (not the safety), Arron Sears, Dewayne White, etc. This franchise has “blown” wads in the 2nd round long before Licht arrived. The Roberto Aguayo pick was awful and it’s still unsure the value of 2018 pick RoJo, but the others are all starters or rising to be.

    The defense rests your Honor.

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  26. The Bucs change in philosophy is due solely to Bruce Arians, please stop acting like Jason Licht has any idea what he’s doing. I don’t think he’s terrible bc he signed Michael Johnson year 1 to a bad contract, I think hes terrible bc he signed Vinny Curry to a terrible contract year 5. Both rotational players that he paid to do more and neither ever did. He acquired JPP who showcased his abilities over several seasons and guess what, he did the same here. You whiff on Verner in free agency bc hes too small and slow for the receivers in our division then you draft VHII who appears to be his clone. I don’t expect him to be perfect but improvement would help. Arians might save the season bc he is assessing what we actually have and will then probably be more active next year once he knows what he can do with these guys. I see the ILB trend here in the mock drafts and hope they are sending a smoke signal. We need one of Q.Williams, Allen, Sweat or Oliver with the #5 pick. JPP and GMC are not getting any younger and we need some youth on the DL to spell those guys and to eventually replace them. If Licht is half the draft guru he claims to be he should have no problem finding a good ILB in the later rounds, you know like Kwon.

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  27. If Haskins is still available when it’s time for the Bucs to pick, I’m telling the Giants that they need to trade up o e spot with us or we’ll trade it someone who wants Haskins. Give us their 3rd rounder. We can give them our 6th and/or 7th if we need to.

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  28. I agree with the compensatory strategy. It works for N.E. Belichick, like his mentor Parcells, is not sentimental (unlike Koetter). Don’t retain star players like Kwon. Only keep perennial allstars. Mike Evans, Ali Marpet, Donovan Smith, and Winston are perhaps the only ones I would retain on offense after 4-5 years (the jury is still out on Smith and Winston). On defense, other than potentially Vita, I don’t see anyone who consistently plays at that level (JPP and McCoy would be keepers, but they’ll be gone in a couple of years due to age) However we have some young players coming off injuries who may evolve. Replace the rest in the draft when their contracts are up.

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  29. I hope John Lynch is in the HOF sooner than he is back in the broadcast booth:)

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  30. Buc76, your client has a worse record then both, Dom, and Allen. Maybe you should call another witness, or in Licht’s case, witless. The prosecution rests, but not comfortably while the perp Licht is still on the lose.

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  31. If two or more offensive players go in the top 4, Tampa should keep the pick and take the BPA.

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  32. “This new strategy can work as long if Licht can produce better drafts and if Arians’ coaching staff lives up to its billing and develops that drafted talent.
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    Arians said that the scouting staff and coaching staff opinions will be merged in some sense. This will be be reflected in personnel decisions (trades/free agency/ the draft). This is what is what I think I heard in his in his introductory remarks before the coaching staff was completely assembled.

    This was before they all plunged into the process of evaluating what the Buccaneers already might have. The remarks also strongly implied to me that Licht will select in the draft as a result of a close partnership with Arians.

    I would hope that Licht and Arians alike have lived long enough that they don’t ever take themselves for granted. Wisdom says that you keep trying to learn and refine no mater how long you do something. That will always pay off.

    I assume something like that goes on inside of people like Bill Belichick. Of course I can’t know this about anyone. I can observe their careers from a distance however. After all Belichick has been retooling rather than rebuilding New England teams for years. The Patriots (including Belichick) are the NFL organization to study and emulate where it applies to us.

    The synergy between Licht and Arians should naturally be better than that of Licht and Koetter because of the proven NFL coaching experience of Arians. This is one more reason I am expecting “Licht” to have his best draft as a GM this year.
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    Go Bucs!!!!

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  33. Dubcity6, Here is a crazy improbable scenario for you.

    Suppose we were able to trade down to 15 and took Devin Bush. Then Jawaan Taylor tumbled out of the top twenty somehow. Suppose we were then able to trade back up and snagged him somewhere between picks 21 and 32. That would be smashing to me. We would get two needs addressed in a big way, good for at least 4 or 5 years.

    Though extremely improbable nothing is totally impossible in the draft. I was elated when O J Howard fell to us at 19 a couple of years ago. That certainly was not a best player meets a need situation. We had Brate and I was very happy with him. I was nonetheless elated at the time.
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    Go Bucs!!!!!

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  34. Nice to see CGMaster and Buc Ass Bob warming up to each other. Strange bedfellows indeed. I suspect most of us would get along very well if we were neighbors……….. even if some of you are a bit grumpy.

    There’s little sense in rehashing Jason Licht’s dismal free agency and rather ordinary Draft record. The “you are what your won-loss record says you are” is really all one needs to know. I’ve never been a fan of building a team through high-priced free agency. I think it’s much more effective focusing on the “lunch pail” types that began last off season, albeit still with little success on the field.

    As much as I like Jason Licht’s common man, “Meathead” persona; he has fallen short in his role of being the alpha-dog, ultimately responsible for building a competitive roster. Perhaps he has allowed the coaching staffs and scouts, who may not be great evaluators, to overly influence the personnel decisions to his detriment. None of us know what goes on in those “war rooms” when the available draftees and priority college free agents are being discussed leading up to Draft Day and beyond. Hopefully this coaching staff will prove to be more credible than Lovie and Dirk proved to be when expressing their views.

    In any event, I’m sure Jason Licht realizes he is entering the 4th quarter behind on the scoreboard as his teams have been under his leadership. The opportune hiring of Bruce Arians and what appears to be a much improved coaching staff improved his chances for surviving, while also taking away the “poor coaching” excuse.

    His fate rests on the shoulders of the returning roster minus three of its’ better players, a group of second tier free agents and the upcoming Draft. This Draft is absolutely critical. The table is set. The list is being made. Time to “buy the groceries”. A top 5 pick in each round. A group (D-line) strong at a position of one of our biggest needs. A reasonable chance to trade down for a BOGO to increase the opportunities. A coaching staff in the kitchen accustomed to “taking the heat” .

    This is Licht’s last chance to provide the best ingredients for Chef Arians to finally prepare a meal that won’t cause us to hold our noses when the spoon is heading toward our lips. Yuckaneers be damned!

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  35. Surfer, Devasher and East End are on it. It’s not new news that you can’t build a team through FA but Bust Licht had to keep trying because his drafting is so poor.

    For example we’re talking about drafting a RB after blowing the Sims pick (69th overall, egad) on a RB whose only skill was catching passes out of the backfield and RoJo (38th overall!!!!!!) a who may not be able to catch nor pass block, but we can’t tell for sure because he was a zero in year one.

    I personally think Bust Licht’s date is sealed and he’s only here this year to help Arians get acclimated to a new team and organization. All the 1-year deals and unwillingness to rework contracts to free up space this year says to me this is a stealth version of blowing up the roster to give Licht a clean slate to work with next year.

    With Arians and a competent GM and either a Winston who has put his accuracy, turnover and decision making problems behind him or a new QB, it will be an exciting time to be a Bucs fan – next year.

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  36. Give Arians a clean slate not Licht

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  37. Gee BucAssBob, what happened? Did you just come off a 3 day wine and glue bender and decide to sober up.
    Your tone was absolutely conciliatory.
    I hope your new found sobriety is permanent.
    Keeping in the spirit of the moment I won’t rehash old arguments with you but just agree with you that everyone has a different perspective of how the Bucs can be a winning organization.

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  38. IMO I believe we could trade down with Washington and get multiple picks….Miami and Denver are potential trade downs also… If QB’s go 1 and 2 Denver is in love with Drew Lock and will wanna grab him before someone else does. Desperation creates a plethora of draft picks lol

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  39. cant we have both Devins LOL

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  40. I’m so excited about having a proven coach and staff, but Figures as Bucs fans we got the coach and staff and now for first time in years have cap issues. Always something!

    Anyways Licht has made plenty of mistakes, but I think there is a steep learning curve and he’s changing his method. I agree with all recent moves. Letting Kwon and Hump walk sucked, but was absolutely necessary as neither was worth the price tag. Licht needs a great draft now.

    It’s going to be very interesting to see how things play out this season so many changes! We have made some good moves to add depth and looks like will land a stud LB they both look great. Still need more pieces on defense and I’m still concerned about O line. Hope they keep “flooding”O line.

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  41. As the time grows closer, I find myself feeling that we’re better off trading down no matter who’s on the board. I just can’t see any one of the big targets being better than a Devin Bush + picks scenario

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  42. If we get a trade down offer that gives us another 2nd rounder and we’re still able to land Devin White or Devin Bush, then I’d be happy. Both Bush’s seem like they fit an important piece of our puzzle for the defense. They’re fast, can be on the field all three downs and both can be the QB of the defense.

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