Bucs Currently #2 In Draft Order
November 23, 2009 at 02:14pm by Scott • 10 Comments »
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).