Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) prior to kickoff of a game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Buccaneers may trade up to No. 5 to draft Johnny Manziel


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been wishy-washy at best when it comes to how seriously they want to take a quarterback at the top of the draft but that is starting to clear up a bit. Obviously, we won’t know what the Bucs are going to do until the draft actually arrives but it seems that Johnny Manziel is becoming more and more of a possibility for them.

According to ESPN’s Todd McShay, the Buccaneers and Raiders may end up being trade partners at No. 5 overall if Manziel is still on the board.

“If some of the rumors you hear about Tampa legitimately wanting Johnny Manziel [are true and] he’s there at 5, I guess that could be a possibility,” McShay said in a conference call Thursday.

The Vikings and Falcons were also mentioned as teams that could trade up with the Raiders who seem to be looking at moving down if no elite prospects are let at No. 5. While McShay highlights the Vikings and Buccaneers as trade partners, both teams have shown an interest in compiling picks rather than giving them up in a trade.

Still, the power of Manziel is clearly warping previously mentioned draft strategies and anything seems possible at this point.

Tags: Johnny Manziel NFL Draft Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • victorbarney

    I’m confident that Lovie Smith will make the right decision, whatever! Watch…

    • DiamondBackPain

      Yeah if the Buccaneers mgmt gets rid of every player they have and start from scratch.

  • joe f.

    Lovie will make the right decision. I’m sure of that. There is no way the BUCS. end up with Johnny Manziel he will be gone way before we have a chance at him. Plus lets not forget we still need a # 2 receiver. to help out Vincent Jackson. And it will also help out the running game. The BUCS. want to be a run 1st. team and you cannot run,run,run without having two good W.R.’s. But who knows.