A few questions about the NFL draft and the Bucs

by Gary Shelton on December 31, 2014 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Bucs

Wednesday, 11:04 a.m.

 The Bucs are searching for answers. The rest of us, too.

That's what the NFL draft is. IT's one giant game of Clue. Do you like this quarterback or that one? Where do you find offensive lineman? Who has a pass rusher?

Throughout its history, the Bucs haven't done very well in the draft. For every Lee Roy Selmon, there has been a Booker Reese. For every Warren Sapp, there has been a Brian Price. It's always a guessing game trying to decide how a player's kills will translate to the NFL, and how a player's hunger will be affected by the millions of dollars he'll

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Chris Adams January 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

Excellent article. The only thing I can say is that quarterback is so important, even getting an average NFL quarterback with the first pick may be more valuable than getting the best DE or OT, especially in the era of the rookie salary scale.

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Gary Shelton January 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

That’s a point. The Bucs have to upgrade at the position, or next year is going to be lousy, too. The year after, also.

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