Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith had their pre-draft press conference on Monday from One Buc Place. Yes, the questions were mostly about the first overall pick.
For some time now, TheBayCave.com has reported that the high level of the organization — Smith, Licht, and the Glazer family — have all been on the same page regarding the No. 1 pick. During his presser, Smith said he was fine with who they have right now and added that everyone else in the front office is as well.
“We’re in total agreement,” Smith said. Not just Jason and I, going back to the first pick of the draft, you bring more people involved to make sure we can all come to an agreement and that’s definitely the case.”
Several times throughout their pressers, both Smith and Licht continued to say how comfortable they are with their current position when questions regarding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Licht dated that comfort level back to the scouting combine in Indianapolis when they were already discussing who they had as a favorite.
“Going back all the way to Indy, we said we had a leader in the clubhouse. We still do,” Licht said. “If we had to pick today we’d feel very comfortable making the pick.
“Everyone in the organization feels very comfortable where we’re at.”
Licht would also add that everyone in the staff as well as the Glazer family are confident where the process has lead them as well as saying the ownership group is comfortable with their soon-to-be decision. That possibly discredits reports of a split on Winston at the top of the franchise.