Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Doctor wrote:No problem. Lucky for me it seems our FO leans more my way than yours. You take who you think is BPA. Period.
No they don't. They traded up in the second last year to get a kicker. They target guys they want and go get them.
And finally, take BPA period. Is the most simplistic and unnuanced methodology I can imagine. I say that because it looks at each round as a microcosm of itself and the BPA in one round is irrelevant to the BPA in the next round.
It's a lazy strategy that pays no mind to the football team you have or are trying to build. Even worse, it uses hindsight to justify itself.
The BPA methodology ALWAYS comes w/ context. The fact is every team wants the BPA every round, but they also factor there roster/depth chart into those draft rankings. For example, we are not drafting a QB early no matter how high he is on our board.
This doesn't mean the Bucs will reach on Safety, but we only have 3 on the roster so I'd bet we draft one somewhere. ALL 3 Safeties on the roster are players that have NOT been able to solidify a starting job in the NFL despite ALL 3 having 4 years minimum of experience. I know the FO and fans are optimistic about Wilcox along with the way Tandy closed out last season, but that is best case scenario thinking. We have to upgrade the talent at Safety and try to solidify that position like we are doing everywhere else.
So like MB stated, we target guys and either stay put if we think they'll fall, OR we go get them if not. Licht has done this in the draft w/ Marpet, Kwon, and even last year w/ Aguayo. Trading up in the first is expensive, but no Bucs fan should be surprised if we moved up on day 2 once again this year.