PICK IS IN!!!! Buccaneers select Florida State Quarterback, Jameis Winston.
With the NFL Draft fast approaching this Thursday night, take a look at TBC’s Buccaneers Big Board. All players on this list are graded, a solid chunk with breakdowns accessible on the site, and ordered by a combination of final grade and positional importance. Take a look and be sure to read about some of the “snubs” after the board, based on information we’ve received.
|Rank||Player||Position||School||Final Grade||Round Grade||CBS Composite Rank||CBS Composite Round|
|1||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State University||8.6||Top 10||2||1|
|7||La’El Collins||RT||Louisiana State University||8.3||Top 15||18||1|
|21||Brett Hundley||QB||University of California, Los Angeles||7.7||2nd Round||63||2|
|25||Rashad Greene||IWR||Florida State University||7.9||2nd Round||58||2|
|31||T.J. Clemmings||RT||University of Pittsburgh||7.8||2nd Round||50||2|
|35||Bobby McCain||ICB||University of Memphis||7.8||2nd Round||137||5|
|40||Tre’ Jackson||OG||Florida State University||7.6||3rd Round||78||3|
|41||Justin Hardy||IWR||East Carolina University||7.6||3rd Round||106||4|
|42||Bryce Petty||QB||Baylor University||7.3||4th Round||73||3|
|43||Jay Ajayi||RB||Boise State University||7.7||2nd Round||65||3|
|51||Reese Dismukes||C||University of Auburn||7.4||3rd Round||136||4|
|55||Anthony Chickillo||SDE||University of Miami||7.5||3rd Round||126||4|
|57||Grady Jarrett||NT||University of Clemson||7.5||3rd Round||60||2|
|60||Donovan Smith||RT||Penn State University||7.4||3rd Round||64||2|
|68||Bobby Richardson||NT||University of Indiana||7.3||4th Round||170||5|
|69||Ben Heeney||MIK||University of Kansas||7.2||4th Round||139||5|
|70||Daryl Williams||RT||University of Oklahoma||7.2||4th Round||90||3|
|71||Max Garcia||C||University of Florida||7.1||4th Round||227||7|
|72||Derron Smith||FS||Fresno State University||7.3||4th Round||110||4|
|73||Josue Matias||OG||Florida State University||7.1||4th Round||158||5|
|74||Andy Gallik||C||Boston College University||7.0||5th Round||155||5|
|76||Trey Flowers||SDE||University of Arkansas||7.1||4th Round||94||3|
|77||Gabe Wright||NT||University of Auburn||7.1||4th Round||146||5|
|78||Quayshawne Buckley||NT||University of Idaho||7.1||4th Round||248||7|
|80||Jamison Crowder||IWR||Duke University||7.0||5th Round||116||4|
|81||Adrian Amos||FS||Penn State University||7.1||4th Round||77||3|
|82||Ramik Wilson||SAM||University of Georgia||7.2||4th Round||151||5|
|83||Justin Coleman||ICB||University of Tennessee||7.0||5th Round||230||7|
|85||Stefon Diggs||IWR||University of Maryland||6.9||5th Round||122||4|
|86||Gerod Holliman||FS||University of Louisville||7.0||5th Round||184||5|
|87||Cody Prewitt||FS||University of Ole Miss||7.0||5th Round||130||4|
|88||Andre Davis||OWR||University of South Florida||6.8||5th Round||458||UDFA|
|89||Bryce Callahan||ICB||Rice University||6.9||5th Round||278||7|
|90||JaCorey Shepherd||ICB||University of Kansas||6.9||5th Round||153||5|
|92||Kurtis Drummond||FS||Michigan State University||6.9||5th Round||148||5|
|93||Nick O’Leary||HyTE||Florida State University||6.9||5th Round||156||5|
|94||Ibraheim Campbell||SS||Northwestern University||6.8||5th Round||127||4|
|95||Titus Davis||OWR||University of Central Michigan||6.6||6th Round||163||5|
|96||Arie Kouandjio||OG||University of Alabama||6.6||6th Round||120||4|
|97||Tavaris Barnes||PRE||University of Clemson||6.3||7th Round||405||UDFA|
|98||Reshard Cliett||WIL||University of South Florida||6.4||6th Round||451||UDFA|
|99||Deshazor Everett||OCB||Texas A&M University||6.6||6th Round||452||UDFA|
|100||DeShawn Williams||NT||University of Clemson||6.6||6th Round||476||UDFA|
|101||Greg Mancz||C||University of Toledo||6.4||6th Round||273||UDFA|
|102||Corey Crawford||SDE||University of Clemson||6.5||6th Round||202||6|
|103||E.J. Bibbs||HyTE||Iowa State University||6.6||6th Round||335||7|
|104||Jeremiah Poutasi||OG||University of Utah||6.4||6th Round||138||5|
|105||Eric Patterson||ICB||Ball State University||6.4||6th Round||729||UDFA|
|106||Leon Orr||NT||University of Florida||6.4||6th Round||522||UDFA|
|108||Cam Worthy||OWR||East Carolina University||6.3||7th Round||637||UDFA|
|109||Austin Reiter||C||University of South Florida||6.2||7th Round||987||UDFA|
|110||J.R. Tavai||SAM||University of Southern Cal||6.5||6th Round||222||7|
|111||Adam Shead||OG||University of Oklahoma||6.2||7th Round||329||UDFA|
|112||Tyler Moore||OG||University of Florida||6.1||7th Round||856||UDFA|
|113||Khari Lee||HyTE||Bowie State University||6.2||7th Round||572||UDFA|
|114||Jermauria Rasco||SDE||Lousiana State University||6.1||7th Round||374||UDFA|
|115||Darrell Williams||RT||University of South Florida||6.0||Un-Drafted||649||UDFA|
|116||Andrew Hudson||SAM||University of Washington||6.1||7th Round||478||UDFA|
|117||Tony Washington||SAM||University of Oregon||6.1||7th Round||229||UDFA|
|118||Edmond Robinson||SAM||Newberry University||6.0||Un-Drafted||247||UDFA|
|119||Neiron Ball||SAM||University of Florida||6.0||Un-Drafted||551||UDFA|
The immediate reaction would and should be Todd Gurley. He has elite talent despite coming off a major injury. There is no chance the Buccaneers take him but the grade stands nonetheless. Leonard Williams is not in my top 10 players, not an indictment necessarily on him, but he is no Gerald McCoy.
So who is missing and why? Let’s take a look at that here:
1. Vic Beasley, SAM, Clemson
Beasley didn’t make the cut for a few reasons. First and foremost, he doesn’t have a direct fit to the Buccaneers defensive front and like Randy Gregory, would have to be a linebacker due to size/strength issues. Second, Beasley should be a top 15 pick in this draft for a 3-4 team thus Beasley was a wasted space here.
2. Shane Ray, PRE, Missouri
Ray missed the cut for a few reasons and they are not all medical and off-field related. Shane Ray came in with a 7.6 grade for me when projecting his fit as a pass rushing specialist at defensive end in the Buccaneers 4-3 defense. Ray doesn’t have the strength to play full time as a 4-3 end and won’t be effective enough against the run. Add in the potential foot issues that have come up and an arrest for marijuana and you find a player the Buccaneers will want nothing to do with. Same could potentially go for Gregory for that matter given the failed test.
3. Arik Armstead, SDE, Oregon
Armstead is a mix of a player lacking the direct fit in a 1-gap 4-3 defense and just underwhelming film as a whole. Armstead graded out in the 4th round range for me as a pure 4-3 end and his talents are much better served in a 3-4 where his grade would be significantly higher. As a player that I found little to no fit in this defense, there was no point in including him in my big board.
4. Eli Harold, PRE, Virginia
Harold is another that falls into the category of not being a fit for this defense. Harold lacks the size to play defensive end in a 4-3 and will assuredly find his place as an outside linebacker in a 3-4.
5. Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart
Marpet getting a snub is simple as I honestly didn’t have any tape to give a true assessment. Rather than fake through a player evaluation I felt it was doing an injustice to the time I spent on the other players to give any numerical value to Marpet.
6. Lorenzo Mauldin, PRE, Louisville
Mauldin is another that I didn’t end up getting to in the end. As I was compiling my breakdowns and notes on players I realized he was missed somehow and I just didn’t have the time to go back and do a full proper breakdown.
Final Draft Thoughts
Offensive Tackles – This class of tackles is heavy on athletes and potential and low on pure technique and complete players. No offensive tackle should go in the top 10 if this were a better tackle class. There is no Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson or Matt Khalil level prospect. This is another year of big potential players with high ceilings and low floors. While it wouldn’t shock me to see Peat, Humphries, Flowers and Clemmings go round 1, it also wouldn’t shock me if all bust or fail to live up to expectations. Arguably the best tackle is Cedric Ogbuehi and he’s battling back from injury. Temper expectations on early results for this years tackle class.
Offensive Guards – High end guards are lacking in this class outside of Brandon Scherff who would be making the move from tackle to guard in this case. There are several B-level guard prospects but mostly I graded players out as C and D-level NFL players. Good news for the Bucs? They got “F grade” play at RG last year, anything is almost an upgrade.
Pass Rush Help – The Buccaneers need more production at defensive end despite the signing of George Johnson and the emergence of Jacquies Smith. Nate Orchard at some point in the second could be a potential target as he has the quick twitch movements and explosion that Johnson and Smith don’t have.
Safety Net – The team has brought in several safety prospects and one attribute that has been common theme and echoed by the coaches is turnovers and the ability to create them. Ball-hawk skills are a must in this defense and whether it’s the safeties or the corners, turnovers are difference makers in games. Bobby McCain is a name to watch as he has plus Cover 2 skills in the slot and has a knack for creating turnovers. One year wonder Gerod Holliman showed his ball skills this past year leading the country in interceptions and while he will make you weep tears with his tackling, his instincts and ability to attack the football are undeniable.
Quarterback help on it’s way – Jameis Winston. Enjoy the draft.