Was thinking about this and figured I’d share. Although I’d prefer the Bucs to sit tight at #20 and take one from Houston or Kerrigan (one should be there), I think it’s very likely that Bucs GM Mark Dominik trades up for a player on his radar. I have one player in mind for the Bucs with this scenario, and I think this works out very well for the other team involved in the deal as well. Here’s the scenario:
1) Carolina – Cam Newton
2) Denver – Marcell Dareus
3) Buffalo – DaQuan Bowers
- I’m leaning more towards front 7 than BPA (Peterson) now, and if it’s not Von Miller, look for Bowers to be the guy if he checks out healthy; have seen some Bruce Smith comparisons.
4) Cincinnati – AJ Green
5) Arizona – Von Miller
6) Cleveland – Nick Fairley
7) San Francisco – Patrick Peterson
- This is the key pick for this deal up scenario to work out
8) Tennessee – Blaine Gabbert
9) Dallas – JJ Watt or Tyron Smith
- If Peterson makes it to 6, watch Jerry Jones trade ahead of SF to get him
10) Washington – Julio Jones
11) Houston – Prince Amukamara
- Their beat writers are saying the team will likely go CB over OLB
12) Minnesota – Jake Locker
13) Detroit – Nate Solder
Here’s where I see a highly possible trade up spot for the Bucs, and the player in mind is Robert Quinn. The one team I’m worried about in this scenario is SF. I’ve got to think the Niners take Peterson over anyone if he’s on the board, but as I mentioned above, there’s a good chance Dallas moves up to get him. Would SF then take Amukamara over Quinn? QB and OLB are there next greatest needs, and both Newton and Gabbert are gone. The Rams could still take Corey Liuget or an end at #20 and gain an extra selection or two to move down.
Dominik has a relationship with Rams’ decision maker Kevin Demoff, so don’t be surprised if picks change hands and Quinn is a Buccaneer if he makes it past the first 13 selections.