Opinion: It’s Wide Receiver or Bust for the Buccaneers in Round One

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NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Ohio State vs Clemson
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Option 3: Trade Up for the Buckeye

I don’t know the math on trading up from 19 to 10 off the top of my head, but I imagine it involves something similar to what Kevin Costner gave up in the movie “Draft Day”, and I mean the trade before he became the unlikely hero with the Hollywood baby mama to go with his firing dad drama.

I love Malik Hooker from Ohio State and I sincerely hope he doesn’t go to any team in the NFC South if he doesn’t come to Tampa because watching Mike Evans and the other Buccaneers wide receivers try to work anything past 10-yards would be a nightmare for a long-time after.

If you clicked on the link above then you’ve probably already seen he’s projected to go to the Bills at 10 according to Mr. Easterling. This seems like a good spot for him, and it’s one spot earlier than the Saints could possibly look at him at 11th overall.

Of course, this is if the Panthers don’t go after him with their pick at number eight. Seems they could use some secondary help these days.

Back to the Bucs though, the only teams who should be making these kinds of future mortgaging trades are teams one player away from being Super Bowl favorites (not TB unfortunately) and teams who’s leadership is so desperate to spark their fan base they’ll give away anything to get a blonde-haired quarterback (looking at you Rams).

This team isn’t either of those, so this trade makes zero sense, and shouldn’t happen under any circumstances.  I’d be the first one to get a customized jersey to hype up the young safety, but it just doesn’t seem plausible.