ON THE CLOCK: Buc the Draft

By on April 30, 2015

bucsRandom Thought on Bucs Draft

The draft is just hours away and as Bucs GM Jason Licht said a few weeks ago, “This is the most important draft in the history of the Bucs organization.”  He’s right, this draft is important…every draft should be important, but this is an important draft because the Bucs are at a crossroads.   They have the dubious fortune of having the #1 pick in the NFL draft and the opportunity to draft a franchise quarterback.  This is also an important draft for the Bucs because of their recent swing and misses not only in the free agent market but the draft as well.

The Bucs biggest issues lie on the offensive side of the ball.  Not only do they need a QB, they also need a 3rd Wide Receiver…someone that could compliment Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans Jr.  This draft is deep in wide receivers and they should be able to find a serviceable WR in the draft.

So, what should the Bucs do with their first pick in the 2nd round (34th pick)?  Maybe they should look at the offensive line.  Outside of their quarterback play last year, the Bucs offensive line was atrocious.  They were tied for 3rd most sacks with the 49ers last year at 52.  Not to mention, their inability to block left the Bucs ranked 29th in the league in rushing with 85.9 yards per game.

If you are going to draft yourself a franchise QB why not draft a reliable offensive lineman to block for him.  This is a good year to draft an offensive lineman and if you are the Bucs and Andrus Peat, La’el Collins or D.J. Humphries are available, you should jump at the opportunity to draft either one of these beasts.

This is a draft where the Bucs can’t swing and miss.  Each pick must be able to contribute and contribute immediately and the best way to protect your new franchise quarterback is with a new franchise offensive lineman.

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