Who are the Buccaneers ideal top two draft picks in the 2017 draft?
Speculation season has swept the NFL landscape. Every expert on the map is trying to figure out what the Buccaneers, as well as the rest of the league, is going to do with their draft picks in a couple of weeks. Are the Bucs going to go safety early, or will they take the game-breaking running back? How about day two? And will the team stay in its place on either of the two days?
Much of the speculation comes in the form of mock drafts. We have been presenting those along the way, with more to come prior to the opening of the draft on April 27. Here, however, it is going to be a little bit different. This is a look at the top picks, potentially, for the Bucs.
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Recently, they released their top two picks for the Bucs. They came up with Dalvin Cook, running back from Florida State, and Teez Tabor, cornerback from Florida.
Clearly, they think the team is going to think locally.
All kidding aside, let’s look at what they had to say. Here is Brooks on Dalvin Cook:
"Cook was a terrific playmaker at Florida State, and he’s explosive running between the tackles. He also has the burst and wiggle to take it the distance, catch the ball out of the backfield. He’s everything you’re looking for as an RB1."
Here is Jeremiah on Teez Tabor:
"You can team him up with last year’s first-round pick, Vernon Hargreaves — they were teammates in college. Tabor famously ran slow at his pro day, an awful time in the 4.7s. I didn’t think speed was a major issue when I studied him on tape, but that will drop him down. At pick No. 50, I think it makes sense to take him."
I think all of us would be happy to see Dalvin Cook in a Bucs uniform. With the likelihood of Doug Martin‘s departure, a home run hitting, game-breaking back would be a great fit. Imagine that type of weaponry in Jameis Winston‘s arsenal.
A cornerback in round two is questionable. The theory makes sense, placing a guy opposite Hargreaves. But, with Brent Grimes having at least one more year in him, it would seem better for the Bucs to look at a safety like Marcus Maye if they go running back in round one.
Do you guys like these two picks? Let us know.