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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: trevor@pewterreport.com

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    Horse

    Trevor, nice job, but I don’t understand why no OL? Is it because there are no OL that got your attention?

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      Trevor Sikkema

      LSU’s C Ethan Pocic and Western Kentucky’s OT/OG Forrest Lamp are the best offensive lineman there. Both are on the South team. I’ll be sure to write about them or any of the offensive lineman who stand out – I expect them to. I just didn’t have them in the preview because I really don’t think the Bucs are going to be investing as much into the offensive line this draft as fans think they will/should.

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        Horse

        OK, thank you. I didn’t realize our OL was that strong.

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          Trevor Sikkema

          Injuries really hurt the chemistry this year. I’m just giving you (and other Bucs fans who have asked) the heads up that the front office is pretty content with their big guys.

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            toofamiliar17

            Wonderful. Another season of Joe Hawley getting demolished, Donovan Smith giving up constant pressure like it’s his job, and below average starting LG play (from whoever is there, Sweezy or Pamphile).

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    bEubanks11

    Id love to take half that list and not look back! I like OJ but I heard of a soon to be free agent TE in Seattle that I think we take a look at. Luke Willson has good size and 4.5 speed. Keep the eyes open on him.

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    toofamiliar17

    It’s going to be interesting to see the way the board falls come April. If Davis is gone and the team doesn’t care for John Ross much (I don’t), it wouldn’t surprise me at all for us to be thinking WR maybe in round 2 or 3. There are a couple handfuls of guys who look like interesting prospects, including several who could provide the speed and YAC potential Koetter so clearly craves. I think we’re very unlikely to draft Howard, but I’d be giddy if we were able to grab him in round one and a receiver like the one I’m talking about on day two of the draft. Although, obviously, that would mean no Corey Davis, no interior line help, no highly drafted CB, and none of the several stud safeties who are coming out this year.

    There are lots of directions we should be able to go to significantly improve the team in April. It’s gonna be interesting! I’m just hoping to avoid any moments like the one from the second round last year in which I yelled at the TV for 10 minutes in shock after we spent two valuable draft picks on a kicker.

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    surferdudes

    Trevor, I hope guys like Benenoch step up, and do well, but I hope the Bucs aren’t set with who they got. Hawley is a free agent, and we could use an upgrade there. Dotson was a liability at times last year to say the least, he couldn’t stay healthy, and won’t be getting better with time. Pamphile did a decent job, but you could also argue for an upgrade at LG. If they have a high grade on a center like Pocic, would it be so bad shoring up the middle of your O line, and pairing with Jameis for years to come. Not a sexy pick, but with a draft stocked with RB’s, and WR’s, maybe it’s the smart pick.

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    scubog

    Always enjoyed the Senior Bowl. No doubt many of the players who will be hyped up by the telecasters will go on to have ho hum careers, while others who are barely mentioned, will exceed all expectations. Since Horse is raving over the giant center from LSU, I’ll pay close attention to see if he is able to bend enough to get any sort of leverage in a low man wins battle and to see if the QB in the pocket can see over the big guy.

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    Buc 1976

    Enjoyed the information Trevor,I agree with you why take a OL man when this is about the weakest position this year.
    I do have a question about the Center from Ohio State is he in the draft this year? If he is would he be a player to look at later in the draft? Also on the Bucs PS is Josh Allen I saw him play in pre.season looks gd. 6’3 315 lbs.
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      Trevor Sikkema

      Pat Elflein? Yes he is in the draft. Was invited to the Senior Bowl but declined. If they were going to look that direction, yes, he is very solid. However, again, I don’t see it happening in the first or second round where they’d have to draft him.

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    stlbucsfan

    I have said we should take Howard if we stick at 19 and the response has been it’s too high for the Bucs to take a pass catching TE. Then his write up calls him a complete TE lol I’m not sure how any TE that plays for TE can be classified as pass catching only but Im glad that was corrected in this write up. Address WR in FA and with later round picks but Howard gives us a complete TE to pair with the pass catching Brate which can help us eliminate some guys wasting roster spots like Myers and Stocker who can’t seem to stay healthy. Coach Koetter has made it a point to state that he wants explosive players and Howard represents that from the TE spot.

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    Buc The Canuck

    IMO address what you can in FA, maybe a DE, DT and S. This draft is loaded at WR and RB, we can easily pick up a starter on day 2 if not day 3 depending how everything falls. I also read somewhere exactly what Trevor said in the Bucs won’t spend a high pick on the O line. Maybe a pick on day 3. Also I really hope they can find a return man in the draft.

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    bEubanks11

    As long as we don’t take a kicker, LB or a QB in the first round, BPA is the way to go. Pick the guy who’s left that has the best opportunity to be a stud and our team is being better. No kickers Jason!

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      bEubanks11

      Being = getting..

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    scubog

    That photo of O.J. Howard shows him carrying the ball like the great Jimmie Giles did back in the day. People often said he carried it, “like a loaf of bread”, but I always carry my bread by the end with the twist tie.

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    gafikdetail

    Taywan Taylor wants to be in Tampa! he played with my nephew at WKU and they’ve hung out while he’s in town training… really wants to play with Jameis & Dirk’s offense

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