Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Lovie Smith hints that Buccaneers won't draft QB at No. 7

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are either lying, don’t know what they want or are masters at putting up a smokescreen because the signals coming out of One Buc Place are all sorts of scrambled. While the experts have wide receiver Mike Evans mocked to the Bucs at No. 7 overall, there has been this notion that the team will draft a quarterback and that notion has been helped by the fact that no one in the Bucs organization has killed it.

In fact, just this week we’ve seen multiple reports surface that include both the Buccaneers and Johnny Manziel in the same headline — specifically about how much they’re not afraid of his off-field reputation. But Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Smith’s latest comments seem to suggest a quarterback isn’t what they Bucs want at No. 7 overall.

Frankly, the Bucs don’t know what they want but that’s not their fault. Sitting at No. 7 in this draft is a weird spot to be in as it’s impossible to predict how things will shake up. No options have likely been ruled out, but it’s possible that all of this Manziel talk has been masking who the Bucs really want and what they actually plan on doing next week.

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