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In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select....

Postby Doctor » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:57 pm

Why hasn't one of these been started already?
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Nano » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:15 pm

Big thing to note about the 2018 draft is that the QB class is really good. It would not be surprising(at this point) to have 4-5 guys drafted in the first. That could push some guys decently into our range.


Anyways, with the 22nd overall pick, the Buccaneers select Martez Ivey, OT/G, Florida. This is assuming that either Smith doesn't improve, or we decide to replace Dotson.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby 81mm Shake and Bake » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:17 pm

Nano wrote:Big thing to note about the 2018 draft is that the QB class is really good. It would not be surprising(at this point) to have 4-5 guys drafted in the first. That could push some guys decently into our range.


Anyways, with the 22nd overall pick, the Buccaneers select Martez Ivey, OT/G, Florida. This is assuming that either Smith doesn't improve, or we decide to replace Dotson.


If Smith doesn't improve, think he'd be an upgrade over Pamphile at LG?
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby threadkiller » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:50 pm

I think Smith has All Pro LG potential. So "yes" for me. I think moving Don to RT doesn't solve his biggest weakness, imo. His balance is hurt protecting his feet from his outside shoulder. At guard that isn't an issue. I think his anchor cleans up and he is dominant pass protecting at LG. I've seen he has the inline drive to run block from any position.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Cheb » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:33 pm

Doctor wrote:Why hasn't one of these been started already?


The board was too screwy.

Anyways.

With the 27th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:41 pm

With the 31st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select RB Royce Freeman, Oregon
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Naismith » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:44 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:With the 31st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select RB Royce Freeman, Oregon


I hate the idea of trading up for a running back.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Doctor » Mon May 01, 2017 9:39 am

81mm Shake and Bake wrote:
Nano wrote:Big thing to note about the 2018 draft is that the QB class is really good. It would not be surprising(at this point) to have 4-5 guys drafted in the first. That could push some guys decently into our range.


Anyways, with the 22nd overall pick, the Buccaneers select Martez Ivey, OT/G, Florida. This is assuming that either Smith doesn't improve, or we decide to replace Dotson.


If Smith doesn't improve, think he'd be an upgrade over Pamphile at LG?

Absolutely. Smith is a very talented OL and they are really giving him every shot to show he can handle the toughest position on the OL. If he doesn't live up to it though, he can easily be moved elsewhere and still go on to be a great starter for us.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Bucs N Beers » Mon May 01, 2017 9:52 am

CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State

He's 5'10" and 185lbs - so he's fits our mold. Grimes is getting long in the tooth and is in last year of his contract.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby DreadNaught » Mon May 01, 2017 10:22 am

CB, OT, or Dline
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon May 01, 2017 10:25 am

Naismith wrote:
Phantom Phenom wrote:With the 31st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select RB Royce Freeman, Oregon


I hate the idea of trading up for a running back.

^

Ha!
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby real bucs fan » Mon May 01, 2017 10:45 am

I think you can cross off QB, WR, TE, LB, and S- at least in the first round (obviously anything can happen, but for the purposes of this game).

I think OL, RB, DE, and CB could be the targets, with OL and CB at the top of that list. But if the OL plays like this FO thinks they can...

That leaves CB at the top of the list. With Grimes being 35 by the time the 2018 season starts- and not being under contract at least at the moment- I believe we will select a CB.

With the 25th pick in the 2018 draft, the Buccaneers select Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Caradoc » Mon May 01, 2017 7:09 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:With the 31st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select RB Royce Freeman, Oregon



you spelled "32" wrong.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Brazen331 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:27 pm

To the chagrin of mdb, Bucs draft Tarvarus McFadden CB FSU. We will really need to hit this position next year.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Super K » Mon May 01, 2017 7:37 pm

Brazen331 wrote:To the chagrin of mdb, Bucs draft Tarvarus McFadden CB FSU. We will really need to hit this position next year.



Hahahahaha....you guys antagonize that poor dude too much..

I wanna see McFadden replicate what he did last year AND get better..

Throwing my Homer 2cents in the mix..

Bucs trade up and snag safety hybrid Derwin James to play SS...

For those who thought Peppers would give us positional versatility on D, you ain't seen nothing yet..
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Doctor » Wed May 03, 2017 10:16 am

I think the bottom of the first is a great spot for RBs next year, if they don't climb any higher. It's looking like an impressive class. I'd keep an eye on Derrius Guice from LSU. Now with the "generational prospect" gone, he'll finally get to show off what he can do as a workhorse.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby mdb1958 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:31 pm

Is Godwin Igwebuike related to the "Donald"?
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Buc2 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:43 am

mdb1958 wrote:Is Godwin Igwebuike related to the "Donald"?

Yes, Godwin is related to him. Godwin is the son of Leo and Ebony Igwebuike. Leo is a cousin of Donald Igwebuike, making Godwin a second cousin of Donald.

Godwin means "friend of God," and he was named after his paternal grandfather, who lives in Nigeria. Leo, a pharmacist, moved to the United States in 1972 and now spends time in Florida, where he has opened a center for speed training.

He might be exaggerating when he says that Godwin can cover 40 yards in 4.3 seconds or that his son "sees things play out before they happen" to explain his three-interception game.

The bloodlines are strong, considering Leo's cousin Donald Igwebuike kicked in the NFL for five seasons and his second cousin is Christian Okoye, the "Nigerian Nightmare" who won the NFL rushing title in 1989.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby DreadNaught » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:54 am

Super K wrote:
Brazen331 wrote:To the chagrin of mdb, Bucs draft Tarvarus McFadden CB FSU. We will really need to hit this position next year.



Hahahahaha....you guys antagonize that poor dude too much..

I wanna see McFadden replicate what he did last year AND get better..

Throwing my Homer 2cents in the mix..

Bucs trade up and snag safety hybrid Derwin James to play SS...

For those who thought Peppers would give us positional versatility on D, you ain't seen nothing yet..


If Derwin James can stay healthy this year he'll be a top 5-7 overall pick next year. He's just needs some stats to back up his immense talent and injuries took him off the field last season. Not to sound blasphemous, but he reminds me of the GOAT Sean Taylor as a college prospect in terms of size and ability. James just needs to stay on the field.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:03 am

If you're looking for a 200lb+ strong safety this year, this is a pretty good year to find one. Think I counted 18 of them the other night.

Are we planning on Justin Evans to be the Free safety?
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby mdb1958 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:59 am

Buc2 wrote:
mdb1958 wrote:Is Godwin Igwebuike related to the "Donald"?

Yes, Godwin is related to him. Godwin is the son of Leo and Ebony Igwebuike. Leo is a cousin of Donald Igwebuike, making Godwin a second cousin of Donald.

Godwin means "friend of God," and he was named after his paternal grandfather, who lives in Nigeria. Leo, a pharmacist, moved to the United States in 1972 and now spends time in Florida, where he has opened a center for speed training.

He might be exaggerating when he says that Godwin can cover 40 yards in 4.3 seconds or that his son "sees things play out before they happen" to explain his three-interception game.

The bloodlines are strong, considering Leo's cousin Donald Igwebuike kicked in the NFL for five seasons and his second cousin is Christian Okoye, the "Nigerian Nightmare" who won the NFL rushing title in 1989.



Thanks for this post.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Buc2 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:09 am

mdb1958 wrote:
Buc2 wrote:Yes, Godwin is related to him. Godwin is the son of Leo and Ebony Igwebuike. Leo is a cousin of Donald Igwebuike, making Godwin a second cousin of Donald.




Thanks for this post.

We don't all resort to replying to you with childish memes. It was funny a couple times, but now just seems more like a girls slumber party game.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Teitan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:29 am

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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Brazen331 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:09 am

DreadNaught wrote:
Super K wrote:

Hahahahaha....you guys antagonize that poor dude too much..

I wanna see McFadden replicate what he did last year AND get better..

Throwing my Homer 2cents in the mix..

Bucs trade up and snag safety hybrid Derwin James to play SS...

For those who thought Peppers would give us positional versatility on D, you ain't seen nothing yet..


If Derwin James can stay healthy this year he'll be a top 5-7 overall pick next year. He's just needs some stats to back up his immense talent and injuries took him off the field last season. Not to sound blasphemous, but he reminds me of the GOAT Sean Taylor as a college prospect in terms of size and ability. James just needs to stay on the field.


You can't sound blasphemous about Derwin James. You can also make an argument that he is the best Safety prospect ever. That ain't hyperbole because we talking about prospects here. Doesn't mean he will be a HOFer, just means that as far as potential goes, it doesn't get more maxed out than this. If a Safety is going to get drafted higher than Bennie Blades, this is the year.
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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby MJW » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:29 am

I'm really hoping someone emerges from the stable of young corners to make it not a white-hot need next April. But I feel like that's unlikely and we're going to go "chalk" at the position like we did in 2016.

So, let's say, with the 28th pick, the Buccaneers select Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma. 6'1 195. A good match for the smaller VHIII.

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Re: In the 2018 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:34 am

It's a BIG draft class for DB's. I have 41 Corners and 34 Safetys.

By contrast, I only show only 19 OLB's and 28 Inside LB's . Thin year to to look for depth behind David and Kwon. And we still don't know where we are with a SAM. As much as I would like to go O-Line in the first, we've been drafting heavy on offense for some time now.


Strategically speaking, you go against the grain. Go get the position that has the slim pickings and get the best guy you can while you can.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:

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Marcell Frazier, OLB Missouri.

Thinking about Shane Ray or or Von Miller type of guy. I'd like to see if Frazier can run though. He's 260lbs and that gives me a moment's pause as to whether or not hes the disruptive LB I'm looking for.
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