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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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  1. 1

    Buc 1976

    Alot of things can change before the draft. IMO the 1st and 2nd round should be DL.
    I also read that R. Penney RB is on the Bucs radar in the 3rd round. GO BUCS!

    1. 1.1

      Trevor Sikkema

      We’ll get to Penny tomorrow in our offensive preview!

  2. 2

    htownbucfan03

    No Maurice Hurst. I mean if we do a trade back or if he is there when the bucs pick in the 2nd round then Hurst would be it if I was making the call. Great get off and is relentless. Would b the perfect understudy to GMC. Like I said if buffalo wants to give a kings ransom to the bucs and we trade back and get 2 first rounders and a 2nd rounder I would select Davenport with 21 trade back again to 28 or 30 pick up and extra 2nd rounder select either the best olineman regardless of position or if Hurst is there he would b my pick. Then round 2 I have 3 picks to solidify both lines and either a runningback or corner. I feel like the running backs could slip in this draft. There is 1 sure thing in Barkley and the other guys u can talk urself into but I feel like they could slip to the 3rd. So I say fix our O line and dline with our early picks and later pick up a big power back like bo out of bama free agency look for a shifty back and get a damn full back possibly and mayb the run game will wake up lol. Just another arm chair gm point of view

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    No Fly Zone

    Trevor, I think you’re missing a gem corner on the South Team with corner Danny Johnson out of Southern University. This comparison tends to get thrown around a lot, but watching Johnson is like watching a collegiate Brent Grimes. He’s 5’9, 185 pounds and runs a projected 4.40 forty yard dash, so he fits the “Buccaneer Corner” mold Mike Smith looks for. He also finds a way to get his hands on the ball, leading the FCS with 7 picks in 2016 and getting 3 picks this year, in addition to getting 21 PBU’s in the past two seasons. I think Johnson’s going to start soaring up draft boards post Senior Bowl and would be a really nice addition for us.

    1. 3.1

      Rich

      The Tampa Two should be dead and buried. 5’10” CB’s don’t match up well with 6’4″ J. Jones in Atlanta, 6’6″ Coleman in NOLA, or 6’5″ Funchess or 6’4″ Olsen in Carolina. We have seen those results, Tampa needs to evolve with the rest of the league and get some taller and longer CB’s. As Tom Jackson says on ESPN, “Come on man”

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        No Fly Zone

        I personally agree that we should adopt a Seattle/ Jacksonville type single high safety, press coverage defense, but as long as Mike Smith is our DC, that won’t happen. We’ve seen it all season- 8 yard cushions, uncontested slants for the opposition, and letting the opponent’s offense dink and dunk their way to the end zone. Mike Smith’s brand of defense doesn’t like taller corners as they tend to have less fluid hips and have more difficulty breaking on the ball. That’s why you see players like Hargreaves, Grimes, McClain, Elliot dominate the depth chart at corner. In fact, there’s only one corner that you could argue is a “big corner”, and that’s Ryan Smith; Ryan Smith is only 6 feet tall! Fire Mike Smith, maybe you’ll see tall and long corners. Until then, good luck!

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          Buc 1976

          No Fly Zone: I agree 100%. We have to get DB’S that are taller and longer. IMO it is a league with tall receivers. Just in our division alone about all receivers are 6’3 and up.

  4. 4

    Bmore.Buc

    A lot of 3-4 OLB prospects….you know something we don’t know yet?

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      Rich

      There do not appear to be a lot of 4-3 pass rushing DE’s. Chubb is a lock, Davenport is a ? from what I have read he is a size speed player but against lower competition, I would be leery of spending a top ten draft pick on him, maybe the second round pick. Key is a 235# OLB but he is not a 260# DE, plus I question his heart. Most of the other DE are either base ends like Gholston or undersized stand up rush ends built for the 3-4. It appears it would be easier for the Buc’s to transition to a 3-4 system: LDE Gholston & Ayers, NT Stevie T., and RDE McCoy and McDonald. OLB Beckwith and Spence, ILB David and Alexander, the backups being Blanton, Bond and Bullough. The Buc’s would need to draft one NT (Via or Payne) and probably one OLB (Edmonds or Key as an OLB not a DE), there are other multiple OLB draft candidates.

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