The newest members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already arrived at One Buc and are primed and ready for rookie minicamp, but we’re still analyzing them and how they impact the existing roster. I joined Tuck and O’Neill this week to talk about these six draft picks, along with the philosophy of Jason Licht and Lovie Smith during the draft process.
We talked about the intrigue of drafting all offense and taking a tight end as high as the second round. We talked about how Austin Seferian-Jenkins figures into the current group of tight ends, particularly with Tim Wright, who emerged as an offensive weapon last year despite not playing the position until he got into the NFL, and Brandon Myers, who was signed this offseason.
We also talked about why the Bucs selected a running back in WVU’s Charles Sims, what he offers that the current group of backs doesn’t and how the coaching staff expects to use him. We also talked about wide receiver Robert Herron and how the team hopes to use his speed.
We talked about quarterback Mike Glennon and if the Bucs were actually open to trading him. We know that the team now sees him as the quarterback of the future but what made the coaching staff decide he was the one for them? We then touched upon some early position battles to watch for in rookie minicamp and mandatory minicamp.
And aside from the Buccaneers, we talked about the Jacksonville Jaguars and what they did in the draft, selecting a number of in-state players including UCF’s Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson, and FSU linebacker Telvin Smith.
You can listen to it all here: