Everyone Has The Bucs Taking Josh Freeman

Seems like all the big networks including NFL.com and ESPN.com think the Bucs should take Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with our first round pick this month.  

Freeman is supposedly visiting the Buccaneers at some point in the next couple weeks, so barring a smokescreen, it seems as though there is some actual interest from the front office.  In my mind though, a player on the defensive line or a WR is a must with our first round selection, barring a player at LT or CB falling (Malcolm Jenkins, Andre Smith).    Everette Brown, Peria Jerry and Darrius Heyward-Bey would be three ideal candidates in my mind.  

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  • CVal

    Coach Morris has all but said he would take one of the top 3 QB’s if they fall to #19. If not, he likes a DE, probably to play the left side, so a bigger guy that can stop the run. DT or NT is a possibility as the BUCS really have starter holes in both interior spots.

  • Mike J

    I found this interesting: http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/tools/comments/freeman-comes-up-short-in-qb-evaluation/
    Follow the link there & see Marc Trestman’s QB criteria.

  • Mike J

    I don’t think Everette Brown is a good match for the Bucs. He is a smallish guy & I doubt he can play w/ his hand on the ground.The Bucs don’t need another speed rusher. I think Brown needs to go to a 3-4 team & play OLB; there are a lot of players in this draft like that (which is why John McKay went to that defense when the Bucs started–he said that’s what the colleges were producing).
    A guy I’m getting interested in is Tyson Jackson–looks like a very good Kevin Carter replacement.DLE on 1st down, & inside on passing downs.

  • http://PewterPlank Dustin Staggers

    I definitely disagree on the Brown front. I think his numbers last season and throughout his FSU career (13.5 sacks last year, 21.5 for loss) against some of the better tackles in the country is plenty of proof to me that he can play in the NFL with his hand on the ground.

    Tyson Jackson would be a good fit at our LDE spot and Michael Johnson is also an intriguing candidate.

    I have to ask you this though Mke…you don’t want to draft a WR, you don’t like Jerry, for that matter, I’m not sure you’ve mentioned a guy that you do like up to this point besides Jackson! Even on the Jackson front, “you’re getting interested.” So, who else do you like that you think would fit the Bucs.

    You’re a loyal reader, and truly the first commenter on this site, and I’m interested in your thoughts on this matter.

  • Mike J

    Well, It’s not my place to put forth stuff, but to respond.
    I like Clay Matthews; ideally, I’d like to see the Bucs trade down if possible & get a larger DT like Moala or Brace or Hood, & maybe pick up a #2. I have liked Cushing but his 40 times have NFL-types thinking he’d fit best inside, esp. in a 3-4.I’m not sure the club will go CB two years in a row but that is a need. Alphonso Smith has some Winfield qualities to him, even though he isn’t big. D. J. Moore out of Vandy isn’t getting talked about but is a nice prospect.I like the Utah DE, Kruger, but he may not be worth a 1st-round pick.Michael Johnson is a guy it might be worth rolling the dice on at 19.
    BTW–I wanted Jerry a couple months ago; I’m just reacting to what the coaches said about wanting to get bigger.
    But what do I know–I thought that Keith McCants was going to be a great pro, & that Jimmy Johnson was crazy to trade up to get Emmitt Smith.
    Besides, the Bucs’ pick will probably come out if left field, at least it will seem so to us laymen.