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NFL Draft 2014: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to consider drafting QB at No. 7 overall


The NFL Draft is just around the corner and already teams are starting to hammer out strategies that will help them land the draft haul they desire. While not everyone has a concrete strategy, many teams are considering all options and one such team are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Picking No. 7 overall in the first-round, many draft pundits are expecting the Bucs to draft Anthony Barr from UCLA, a powerful linebacker that Lovie Smith can mold into his defense. But Smith isn’t ruling out another major position at No. 7 overall, as he stated the team is considering drafting a quarterback with their pick.

Per the Tampa Bay Times:

 

“I know enough about that draft to know, yeah, there’s someone that would be worthy of the seventh pick because everything is on the board right now. Whenever you have a chance to get a franchise quarterback, you have to consider that.”

Now, before anyone gets hot and bothered about Mike Glennon getting replaced or the Bucs passing on a linebacker to draft a signal caller, Smith never said that the Bucs will for sure draft a quarterback. Rather, this sounds like due diligence as the Bucs would be foolish to not at the very least consider a quarterback should a decent prospect be on the board.

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  • skullphucker

    Who says Anthony Barr? One random mock draft about a month ago. More recently, I’ve heard that Barr’s stock may be dropping as evaluators see more of his tape. Khalil Mack is the defender most associated with the Bucs at #7 right now.