Buccaneers Draft Rumors 2017: Jason Licht in Talks About Moving Down In or Out of the First Round
The Buccaneers are actively trying to trade their first round pick.
The Buccaneers wheeling and dealing general manager may be at it again. Over the weekend, we talked about the rumor that Jason Licht was looking to trade down in round one of this week’s draft. Well that rumor seems to be picking up some steam. Take a look at this tweet from insider Adam Schefter:
If that does happen, and Schefter’s sources are usually pretty accurate, it’s an interesting move bu the Bucs.
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Why? Well, we know they have been targeting Dalvin Cook for a while now. We have been over the fact that there has been interest expressed by both parties.
If the Bucs drop down or out of the first round, what does that mean? Do they think Cook will be there a few picks later? Or are they changing their tune and honing in on a player like Christian McCaffrey at number 21 or 22?
Maybe they are looking to go secondary, a guy like Budda Baker. Or maybe it’s a surprise move that nobody sees coming. It’s not like Jason Licht has ever done one of those before, has he? (cough, cough, Roberto Aguayo).
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Or it could be a smokescreen, even from Schefter. It wouldn’t be the first rumor to come out before the draft that doesn’t materialize. However, this one seems to have had some smoke for several days now. Where there is smoke, there is typically fire. Maybe the Bucs won’t even be picking in the first round after all.