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indifference


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Draft day Reply with quote

Here's my last mock draft on how I think the draft will play out in a couple of weeks...Enjoy

#19) Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
Bucs sit tight at 19 and draft BPA which Barnett appears to be. Bucs are likely trade down candidates though if this scenario does not play out the way I have it projected here.

#50) Budda Baker S Washington
I can already hear it now, Bucs fan wanting to trade up to secure somebody at the top of the second. But as you saw last year when we got Spence, Licht will sit on his hand and secure a top cover safety man. Baker will project as the starting FS day 1. He had a great pro day work out but his size will scare some teams off I believe. And while people bring up risers like Karl Joseph in the first round, this years safety class is absolutely stacked compared to last. Peppers, Adams, Hooker, Melifonwu are a lot bigger and the only guys I got going ahead of Baker. I think Iowa's Desmond King may get his named called as well to play FS for a zone team.

#84) Adam Shaheen TE Ashland
If you haven't been paying attention to Jason Licht draft history I suggest you take what I'm about to say to as gold. Small school prospect. Licht has a history of taken a small school prospect every year. This year will be other than Adam Shaheen. I'm still trying to learn much about the kid as the rest of you but he's very interesting prospect. Gives us better depth and allows Koetter runs his two TE sets.


#126) Kareem Hunt RB Toledo
Solid but safe RB pick for Tampa. Hunt has good balance, shiftiness, and good hands. He doesn't put the ground on the ball much either. Will never be a top back in the league but he has an all around game and durability will make him covetable this late.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realistic and we agree on the first two rounds. I think those are very likely and awesome picks for what this team needs. All of the great offensive prospect are likely gone by 19 but there will be a stud DEF player there and I think getting this DL beefed up will only make the entire DEF better. Add in a great coverage and in the box safety in Baker and our defense is set for a looooooong time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it.
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indifference


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathan004 wrote:
Realistic and we agree on the first two rounds. I think those are very likely and awesome picks for what this team needs. All of the great offensive prospect are likely gone by 19 but there will be a stud DEF player there and I think getting this DL beefed up will only make the entire DEF better. Add in a great coverage and in the box safety in Baker and our defense is set for a looooooong time.
Exactly. As you seen during our 5 game winning streak, a good defensive line can really takeover games and make the secondary better. Barnett and Baker gives us Mike Smith the flexibility to keep teams guessing. We can drop everyone back and let Barnett/Spence/Ayers/McCoy come after you or hell blitz David and man up across the board with Baker picking up a slot or RB. And then there's Baker ability to come off the edge and time snaps.

Still think even after those two defensive picks, we can consider a CB in 2018 in the early rounds then we're set. Think coaches will let Ryan Smith, Javien Elliot, and JAB have it for the 3-4-5 spots and PT. Grimes still has one more good year in him which will allow us to wait for a CB 2018. But, next year the focus should be the OL. We'll see how Donovan Smith looks year 3, see how the RT situation play out, and if Sweezy can play up to expectations. Telling you now, I don't see much of an improvement this year. We will be a better running team b/c of D-Jack but I don't see Dotson getting better. Smith and Sweezy performance is TBA but I can see our top needs being Tackle, guard, and cornerback heading into 2018.
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Buccaneer4life


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it
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REDandPEWTER


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing that isn't realistic is baker lasting to 50. His instincts and ball skills are way too good for him to drop that far. He can play nickel in the slot as a corner and cover TEs. His size is one thing but he's going to go before 50.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could completely see things going down like this. Very realistic.
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