Positives And Negatives of Every Buccaneers’ Draft Pick
By Brian DeFeo
Roberto Aguayo may go down as the greatest kicker in NCAA history because his accuracy, power, and consistency led him to making 88.5% of his all his field goals and never missing from inside 39 yards. He has a masterful hang time on kickoffs which could come in handy with the new rules. Also the new extra point, which caused some problems last season, will seem like a much easier kick with Aguayo’s leg. The Bucs have lost a lot more games than I’d like to admit over the past three seasons and if there was more consistency on the field there may have been more wins on the field.
Many of you know what I’m going to say here; second round pick. Oh not only that but they TRADED UP for a KICKER. This has never been done before in the second round in the history of the NFL Draft. I loved hearing that the Bucs were able to draft him but I didn’t know he was traded up for until later that night. An anonymous GM said it was the dumbest move in draft history.
I’m not going to say that, but was it really necessary to trade up into the second round for a kicker? I don’t know if Jason Licht knew that a team was targeting him between 59 and 74 that he needed to go up and get him. This pick will be scrutinized by many and unless Aguayo turns out to be a top kicker of all time, which could happen if he continues at the same level as college, it will be looked at as a move that was too aggressive.
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