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Draft Day 1: Bucs choose Freeman

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With the 17th pick of this years draft the Bucs chose to continue to retool the offense and selected KSU QB Josh Freeman. The Bucs had the 19th pick overall and traded with the Browns to get Freeman. There’s no doubt Freeman has the size and the tools to be a prototypical NFL QB but was it really the best use of the pick. Considering we already have a QB roster of Leftwich, McCown, Johnson and Greise and what appear to be gaping holes on the D-Line should we really have spent the pick on the defense ? There did seem to be no value at pick 19 for the Bucs and I felt a trade down was far more likely than a trade up. However the Bucs wanted their man and gave up a 6th round pick to get him.

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It’s clear that the Bucs seem to be starting on a long term rebuilding plan for the franchise and they see Freeman as a key cornerstone of this rebuilding process. Raheem Morris probably has more of an insight than most into Freeman as they are both alumni of KSU, Morris clearly likes his man and was willing to put his neck on the line to get him. It seems a risky pick to me but if Freeman turns into the next Joe Flacco then i’ll be a happy fan.

The priority for day 2 should be a DT or DE then WR or LB. There seems to be plenty of depth at the DE position and only a few at DT so these guys maybe off the board when it comes to pick 17 in the 3rd round.

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Written by UK Bucs Fan

April 26, 2009 at 11:51 am

Week 3 Preview – St Louis at Tampa Bay

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The week 3 matchup for the Bucs is what looks to be another tough matchup against the St Louis Rams. The Rams are 0-2 having lost in week 1 to the Panthers and in week 2 losing a tight divisional game against the 49ers and, and the Bucs will hope to increase the pressure on Marc Bulger and the Rams. The NFC West looks to be the most wide open in years and the Rams will want to get their season on track to make up ground on the rest of the division. The Bucs sit in second place in the division and will look to build on last weeks performance to give confidence for a tough stretch of games ahead that includes the current Superbowl champion Colts.

Steven Jackson and the Rams are this weeks visitors to the Ray Jay.

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