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Bucs Currently #2 In Draft Order

November 23, 2009 at 02:14pm by Scott   •  10 Comments »

Expect many pictures like this in the next five months.
I think I’ll make this a weekly entry for the remainder of the season or until I get bored with it, whichever comes first. There are only six more weeks in the Bucs’ season, but I don’t know. I get bored with things pretty quickly. My life is just that exciting. But when you live with 18 house cats, what do you expect?

Anyway, if the season were to end today (and if there is any mercy in the universe, it will) the Bucs would be slotted #2 in the 2010 draft. The remaining one-win teams are Tampa Bay, Cleveland and St. Louis. The first tie-breaker for draft order is strength of schedule, with the team that played the worst teams getting the better slot (i.e., if you lost to a bunch of shitty teams, you must REALLY need the high pick.) Currently, the Browns’ opponent records are 53-47, putting them in the #1 slot. The Bucs are next with 57-43 and the Rams would be slotted at #3 with 59-41 (they played the Saints, the Colts and the Vikings, the poor fuckers.)

After the abortion that had been the Cleveland quarterback position up until yesterday, it was a possibility that the Browns could have chosen a quarterback with the first pick. But Brady Quinn‘s four touchdowns and 300+ yards earned him a 133.1 passer rating and may distract their coaching staff enough (whoever they may be in April) to select a different position at #1, which is bad for the Bucs, who need help everywhere except quarterback.

Right now the top prospect appears to be DT Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), who I am still not completely sold on. We also have a couple months to wait before the junior declarations start pouring in, and with the possibility of an uncapped NFL season, I would imagine that a lot of junior will take their chances on the cash grab rather than stick it out in college. It’s a shame because most of those juniors will be totally overrated and will bust in the NFL. Stay in school! But there will be a couple that are good enough right now to play at a high level in the NFL, and one of them may even be worth the #2 pick (ahem).

10 Comments to “Bucs Currently #2 In Draft Order”


fatmosh (November 23, 2009 at 03:13pm:

Technically, yes, we’re #2 right now. But if you factor in the rest of the season schedule we would end up #3, because we still play the Saints AGAIN, which would nudge us behind the Rams.

If we want to start playing the SoS tiebreaker game, we need to hope the NFC East (minus Washington) and AFC East (minus Buffalo) start losing more and the NFC North (minus GB) start winning more.

But, of course, wins will most likely change this picture.


Scott (November 23, 2009 at 03:19pm:

Yeah, it could all change, which is why I’m doing it every week to keep up with it. All three teams are messes, so it’s best just to root for the Rams and the Browns to win and leave the Bucs to their own devices.


Louie (November 23, 2009 at 03:42pm:

18 house cats!!!???

…and root against Chicago so that 2nd round pick is as high as possible. I think they’ve only won one game since the Adams trade. Sucks for them!

Mark S

Mark S (November 23, 2009 at 05:05pm:

Yes, and ironically sign Rod Marinelli as DC. I am sure Rod is the reason the Bears made the trade. Rod has had great success at developing defensive linemen. It would be ironic, if the coach who could help Adams the most leaves the Bears for Tampa.


Meatmaster (November 23, 2009 at 06:13pm:

I have to agree that Berry is probably the best pick. With him,Tanard Jackson, Talib, and hopefully Ronde we would have an outstanding secondary. Pick up D line the rest of the way and we’ll be set. Oh and FUCK THE SAINTS! Had to listen to some fuckwad at work today.


JScott (November 23, 2009 at 08:30pm:

I’m praying there’s a top notch lineman (defensive or offensive) available when the Bucs pick. I’d like to see Berry join the Bucs like the rest of you, but we are weak as freak in the trenches.

I wonder if we could possibly trade back and accumulate picks, not sexy (i know), but we need drastic help on the line (both sides unfortunately).

We can’t draft for need though, best player available approach regardless of all that i said above. Can’t wait for it, ha…

Professor Joe

Professor Joe (November 24, 2009 at 03:48am:

Let’s not get too excited before we start guessing draft picks here… They just fired Jim Bates as DC. So first they fired Jagz and reinstalled elements of Gruden’s offense (mainly the WR routes) and now after drafting TWO two gapping run stuffing DTs. We are back to the Tampa 2 in Tampa. Beautiful. I love the direction of this team. You never know whats going to happen. They could draft a 1st round QB at this pace!


Scott (November 24, 2009 at 09:26am:

@Louie: Yes, 18 house cats. I also really do beat up hookers and fuck Joe’s mom constantly. No lies on this site.


HouseofG (November 24, 2009 at 11:39am:


The Buccaneers announced today that they have signed QB Rudy Carpenter from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and WR Terrence Nunn from the New England Patriots practice squad. The team also placed QB Byron Leftwich on Injured Reserve and released CB Mike Mickens.

Carpenter joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009 out of Arizona State before being signed to the practice squad on September 6, 2009.

Nunn was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2009 out of Nebraska before joining the New England practice squad on September 7, 2009.


campyone (November 24, 2009 at 06:30pm:

I can’t offhand remember a season when three teams had only one win each. Surely in this battle to determine the worst of the worst a couple of them can pick up a fluke win, maybe in the last game of the season when they’re playing somebody who’s already clinched a playoff spot and that pulls a Gruden.

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