From the Pewter Report, Scott Reynolds joined Fan Interference to recap the Bucs and where they stand after yesterday’s trade deadline. One of the guys who were traded away was Mark Barron and Scott says that players like Barron that come from great programs like Alabama, that once a player makes the transition to the NFL, a lot of guys become exposed when they are out of the structure of playing with a handful of All-Americans.
On the subject of major programs churning out pro prospects, Scott says that there has become this disconnect between the style of play in college and pro, and the job of the college scout for the NFL teams has become a very difficult job for the guys to properly evaluate players.
Vincent Jackson was a guy that some expected the Bucs could move yesterday, but Scott says that teh team is not only high on him for this year, but moving forward, he could be in the plans. The team also likes the way Jackson can be a leader in the room for guys like Robert Herron and Mike Evans who the team is obviously very high on.
One of the players that the team is high on is rookie running back Charles Sims. For some reason, Doug Martin has had trouble getting started this year, and with the team very high on Sims, all of this could create an opportunity for Sims to get more playing time along with Bobby Rainey. Look for Sims to get some looks against Cleveland with his workload increasing as the season goes on. Scott says that you can look for the Bucs to try and move Martin in the off season, and that he was not moved yesterday because the most teams were offering were a 6th or 7th round pick.