Might the Buccaneers decide against a big play guy in round one, instead opting for a lineman?
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We have talked about Buccaneers draft strategy quite often on the pages of this website. All over the map, the NFL draft is the topic of the day. We all know why. The Combine has passed. The first part of free agency is over. Football is in a bit of a down time now, where all we here about, aside from the signing here and there, is about visits and workouts.
Down time for the teams is that special time of year where we all start predicting the future. Who knows better than us fans, am I right?
One great thing about the Pewter Plank is that it doesn’t stand alone, it is part of a network. Specifically, the FanSided network. Being part of a network such as this one means that, sometimes, ideas about common topics are posted around the network. It just gives us more thoughts that are out there to be points of discussion.
Recently, the leader of our network, Fansided.com, released an article detailing who they believe are the top draft targets for each team. They gave a name and a talk through their thoughts on the fit for the team. For the Bucs, they chose offensive tackle Cam Robinson. Here is an excerpt of what FanSided’s John Buhler had to say on Robinson:
"Robinson is 6’6″ and 310 pounds. He has the length and the technical footwork to be a franchise left tackle. However, his motor fluctuates and that’s not a good thing if he has to go up against guys like Vic Beasley and Cameron Jordan twice a year in the NFC South."
Take a look at the entire piece by clicking here.
From his Combine profile, his arms are listed at 35.5 inches and his hands are listed at 10.5 inches. These are qualities that are solid for a potential left tackle in the NFL. Many believe that Donovan Smith is better suited to be a right tackle, which makes the left side a need.
There is a lot to like on that tape. He drives his opponent backwards! His footwork is good, and he has a quick jab out of the gate.
Taking a left tackle is always a solid move. An offense is as good as the guys up front. A left tackle is the backbone of the offensive line. If you can get a franchise one, you do it.
It just seems like the Bucs are very much all-in on Dalvin Cook. It’s not necessarily the case that he won’t be available at or near the Bucs choice. Look at the mocks on the NFL web page. In three out of four of the first mocks listed, Cook is available either at 19, or within just a couple of spots. If he is available, and close, Jason Licht is going to move up to get him. They want to fix the RB situation and they believe this guy will do it.
Do you guys like Robinson? Would he be a good move? Let us know in the comments…