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Friday, April 2, 2010

2010 Draft: Quarterback and Defensive Lineman Off the Board

Worth A Look:  Check this video to hear from last year's #1 pick Josh Freeman and how he is approaching the offseason from Buccaneers Insider. (March 10, 2010, buccaneers.com).  

There are two possibilities in this scenario which make sense:

#1 Pick:  Saint Louis chooses Sam Bradford, Quarterback, Oklahoma

Possibility A:
#2 Pick:  Detroit chooses Ndamukong Suh, DL, Nebraska
Possibility B:
#2 Pick:  Detroit chooses Gerald McCoy, DL, Oklahoma

It's a very safe bet that Tampa Bay would gladly (and quickly) take the other top rated defensive lineman.  The Buccaneers are not looking for a quarterback.  And if you look at the youth on the offensive line, there is no need to go that way.  Plus, by many accounts, you are getting one of the top 2 players in the draft with the 3rd pick which means it's a good value.

The Buccaneers are not really a threat to pull the second rated quarterback off the board and in this scenario there may not be many trade offers.  I believe any offers would be by teams that want the other defensive lineman so there is no chance for the Bucs to drop back but still get what they are looking for.

If this scenario plays out, the Buccaneers will have the impact player they have been looking for and at a solid value.  What a fantastic way to start the draft with 10 more picks to go!

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