4th Round (121st Overall)
VICTOR SALAKO – OT, Oklahoma State
Word on the streets is the Bucs like most of their offensive line in its current configuration, which would lend some opposition to those who feel the team should target an offensive tackle early in the draft.
Some of us – me included – feel left tackle Donovan Smith could benefit from a switch to the right side which would then leave a hole on the left and produce a selection like Cam Robinson in the first round.
At the very least, they need to find some depth to come in instead of Gosder Cherilus who is closer to coaching than he is to playing at a high level, and to keep guys like Leonard Wester from getting thoroughly embarrassed by undrafted edge rushers.
Salako is not a day one starter, nor does the team’s strategy seem to need him to be. What he is, is a guy who can come in on certain packages or in case of injury and hold his own so Winston and running backs don’t have defenders in their grill from the snap.
So there’s our wrap up of Chad Reuter’s recent mock draft and how he has the Buccaneers’ rookie class shaping up!
Like many, I too have opinions and I’ve included some of them in my evaluations of his own picks, so now it’s your turn.
As you can see, I have running backs I’d like in just about every round but the first. I know some of you disagree and even those who agree can see the trickle down effect it has on which players are taken versus which are available.
This draft addressed the running back, offensive line, and wide receiver groups, but stayed away from the defense altogether. How do you feel about it?
Write your comments below, or let us know on Twitter how you feel about it. We’ve got plenty more coming this draft season, so stay tuned and thanks for reading!