Should The Bucs Trade Back Again?


Sitting on the clock within the first spherical, the Bucs determined to commerce their choose shifting again six spots with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The commerce noticed Tampa Bay purchase the primary picks in Rounds two (33), 4 (106) and 6 (180) for 27. With loads of expertise nonetheless accessible and time for groups to reset their board, the thirty third choose may change into a sizzling commodity for commerce motion. However historical past suggests in any other case, with simply two trades down from 33 over the previous 20 years. Nonetheless, there are some gifted quarterbacks and place gamers groups may really feel compelled to maneuver up for.

Let’s check out potential offers the Bucs may make in the event that they’re inclined to maneuver again once more with groups buying and selling up for a sign caller.

We will probably be utilizing the Wealthy Hill Commerce chart for this train.

The Dream Situation:

Seahawks commerce: 40 and 41 (295 factors)

Bucs commerce: 33 and 133 (199 factors)

The Seahawks, who most likely thought-about a quarterback at No. 9, may attempt to transfer up forward of any quarterback-needy groups to pick their man. The Bucs would drop again seven spots, however achieve an additional second within the course of, permitting them to deal with extra of their wants with high quality gamers. The addition of No. 106 from the Jaguars of their earlier commerce again lessens the blow of shedding a late fourth rounder. Whereas the Seahawks pay a premium worth for the power to get one of many prime remaining quarterbacks on the board. A smaller package deal may embrace Seattle buying and selling no. 40 and no. 72. or no. 40, no. 109, and no. 145 for no. 33.

Potential picks from the commerce:

40: Houston DT Logan Corridor

41: Colorado State TE Trey McBride

Small Transfer Again In The Second:

Houston trades: 37 and 80 (218 factors)

Bucs commerce: 33 (180 factors)

Houston has already been wheeling and dealing this draft. Texans’ basic supervisor Nick Caserio additionally said they had been different offers to make as nicely. They’ve said they’re dedicated to Davis Mills, however with each quarterback not named Kenny Pickett accessible, they may change their tune. The Bucs would transfer again simply 4 picks on this state of affairs, whereas gaining a mid-third spherical choose to proceed to deal with wants within the beefy a part of the draft. The worth to pay to maneuver up for a quarterback is all the time excessive, and with the Bucs holding the ticket, groups should pay up for it. A smaller package deal may embrace Houston buying and selling no. 37, no. 107 and no. 162 for no. 33.

Potential Choose:

37: Houston DT Logan Corridor

The Uncommon Divisional Commerce:

Falcons commerce: 43 and 58 (231 factors)

Bucs commerce: 33 (180 factors)

If you’re buying and selling throughout the division to present the Falcons a possible franchise quarterback, you’re going to make them pay for it. There’s little doubt Atlanta wants so as to add a younger QB prospect on this draft to develop behind Marcus Mariota, however at 43 they is likely to be left with an empty cabinet. You bought to pay to play, and the Bucs ought to cost so much for this choose. It’s a steep transfer down for Tampa Bay sliding again 10 spots, however including a 3rd second spherical choose to their arsenal may assist them fill a number of wants. There isn’t any smaller package deal for the soiled birds. Pay up!

Potential picks:

43: Colorado State TE Trey McBride

58: Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey

After all, these are among the best-case situations for the Bucs. As aforementioned, there have been simply two trades involving choose 33 within the final 20 years. These weren’t precisely “want strikes” both. Nonetheless, there has by no means been a draft like this one, particularly with a number of quarterbacks accessible at 33 that many thought-about potential first spherical picks.

In 2015 the Titans traded choose no. 33 to the Giants for choose no.40, no. 108, and no. 245. And in 2007 the Raiders traded choose no. 33 to the Cardinals for choose no. 38 and no. 105. Neither commerce was for a quarterback. Nonetheless, with some large names nonetheless on the board reminiscent of CB Andrew Sales space Jr., LB Nakobe Dean and RB Breece Corridor, groups may very well be tempted to maneuver up the board. With that in thoughts, let’s take a look at just a few offers which may fetch the Bucs much less commerce worth than a transfer up for a quarterback may.

Dropping Again 5 Picks:

Jets Commerce: 38 and 101 (193 factors)

Bucs Commerce: 33 (180 factors)

The Jets did an outstanding job manipulating the draft board day one, however may they be inclined to maneuver up but once more? With wants at security and linebacker nonetheless, may they take into account leap-frogging the groups forward of them. The Jets are loaded with two fourth spherical picks at no. 111 and no. 117. So shifting no. 101 in a deal isn’t as powerful a tablet to swallow. The Bucs would, nevertheless, have two third spherical picks at their disposal and loads of ammunition to maneuver across the board.

Potential choose:

38: Houston DT Logan Corridor

Slide Again To The Early 40’s

Colts commerce: 42, 73, and 159 (217)

Bucs Commerce: 33 and 133(199)

Colts’ proprietor Jim Irsay has been teasing a possible transfer on Twitter. Indianapolis didn’t have a primary spherical choose after the Carson Wentz commerce, and so they may very well be impatient to choose. Particularly with prime expertise on the board unlikely to fall to them at no. 42. Gamers reminiscent of receiver Christian Watson or sort out Bernhard Raimann may very well be of curiosity to them. As may very well be drafting the inheritor obvious to Matt Ryan.

The Bucs may miss out on just a few gamers a prime of their board and may not wish to transfer again this far. However swapping their fourth rounder for a prime 10 choose within the third spherical permits them so as to add greater finish expertise in a deep draft by way of the center rounds. Tampa Bay positive aspects a fifth rounder as nicely, giving them a choose in each spherical. If this transfer up is for a quarterback, the Bucs may not ship choose no. 133 again in return.

Potential choose:

41: Colorado State TE Trey McBride

The Bucs may resolve to only keep put at no. 33 and choose the very best participant on their board. Which, in case you haven’t guessed by now we imagine to be Logan Corridor. They acquired additional picks within the mid-rounds, which is one thing Licht wished to do. He may additionally look to accumulate future picks in any commerce again state of affairs.

Nonetheless, even with out a dynamic historical past of motion on the no. 33 spot, it may maintain extra worth on this draft than years prior. And Licht is a mastermind relating to getting worth for picks and gamers. Tampa Bay is on the clock.

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