The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their 1st round pick in this years NFL draft when they traded it to the New York Jets for cornerback Darrelle Revis. This doesn’t mean, however, that they won’t be looking into getting back into the first round.
Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times in recent talks with Bucs’ general manager Mark Dominik, explains in what scenario Tampa Bay would move up in the 1st round.
Already, the Bucs have made it clear they will consider moving back into the first round if a player they want falls down the board.
“You get a little antsy, but we’ve already gone through scenarios,” Dominik said. “Who are the guys you’d consider going to get depending on how far they drop? Here’s what it takes. We’ve gone through a lot of (debates) that way.”
The Bucs need to tread this draft carefully. If they want to move up into the 1st, they risk giving up draft picks that might end up crippling the team in the long run. If they pull of a successful gamble, however, it could be a move that puts the Bucs in a position to compete in the NFC South.