The Commish’s Bucs Board 3.0 (2nd Round)
With the 6th pick in the 2nd round, I’m going to give 10 actions I would like taken by the Bucs in order.
You can view my Bucs Board for the 1st round HERE.
Here is my Top 10 moves for the Bucs 2nd round pick:
1. Quarterback that falls – If the Bucs pass on a QB in round one and one of the top 4 QBs (Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater, Carr) falls to the 2nd round, the pick should be simple.
2. Marqise Lee – WR – USC – Lee is a great example of this draft being loaded with talent at receiver, which will force talented players at that position to go later than they normally would. The playmaking Lee is a 1st round pick in most drafts and might have been a top 10 pick last year, but if he falls to the Bucs in round 2, he would be an excellent fit in what Jeff Tedford wants to do on offense because of his playmaking ability when he gets the ball in space.
3. Allen Robinson – WR – Penn St. – I’m a big fan of Allen Robinson. He’s big (6’3”) and fast (4.4). Robinson was a big time playmaker at Penn State and would be an excellent 2nd round select for the Bucs as he could progress to being a true go-to receiver in the NFL.
4. Joel Bitonio – OT/OG – Nevada – The Bucs have rebuilt their offensive line with linemen who are considered better pass blockers than run blockers. Bitonio is a former left tackle who will shift to guard in the NFL. Bitonio’s athleticism in pass protection could be very attractive to the Bucs.
5. Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss – I’m a huge fan of Moncrief and think he could be a fantastic fit for the Bucs. He was inconsistent at Ole Miss mainly because of inconsistent QB play, but Moncrief is 6’3” and 225 lbs and runs a sub 4.4 40-yard dash. He is electric with the ball in his hands. While still raw as a receiver, Moncrief possesses some of the same natural talent as Demaryius Thomas had coming out of Georgia Tech.
6. Cyrus Kouandjio – OT/OG – Alabama – There have been some concerns over Kouandjio’s health and overall play. His health should be fine, but I thought he was a liability at times in pass protection at left tackle for Alabama. I believe the Bucs would look to moving Kouandjio inside to right guard where he would flourish.
7. Kelvin Benjamin – WR – FSU – He might not be “speed in space,” but Kelvin Benjamin is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
8. Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt – Terrific bloodlines for Matthews and a fantastic combination of size and speed. Matthews is a true professional already and should fit right in with any team that selects him.
9. Jimmy Garoppolo – QB – Eastern Illinois – Garoppolo is raw. The natural talent is obviously there for him, but Garoppolo might need more than one season on the bench to fully develop into being ready to start in the NFL.
10. Ryan Shazier – LB – Ohio State – I do believe the offense needs to be addressed for the Bucs, but on the slim chance Shazier were to fall, I think he’s one of the few guys the Bucs could consider in round 2. Shazier could step right in at middle linebacker and move Mason Foster to the strong side. Shazier is an electric football player who flies all over the field.
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