Ok, "What If" the Bucs and Rams swap the number 1 and 3 picks in the upcoming draft straight up? My good friend Tom Edrington of Bleacher Report, bought up the possibility in his featured story "NFL Draft 2010: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Moving Up To Grab Ndamukong Suh?"
There have been rumblings coming out of Detroit that the Lions may select "SUHperman" with the number 2 pick. There have also been some rumbling coming out of Tampa that the Bucaneers are not completely sold on Gerald Mc Coy. Let's take a look at some of the possible options the Buccaneers have to move up or down in the upcoming draft.
1. SUH-Ve- Neer!
For the Buccaneers, the swap would mean more ticket sells, a franchise defensive cornerstone, a disruptive force in the middle of the defensive line, and a returning fan base. The Buccaneers were in the Albert Haynesworth sweepstake last year, so the money is there.
For the Rams, they can still get their signal caller without having to pay the number one overall top dollar price for their future signal caller. Win, Win!
2. Joe Haden
If the Bucs stay at number three, Suh is gone and they cannot find a partner to trade out, Haden will be one of three possibilities to draft.
Raheem Morris spent a considerable amount of time with Haden at Florida's Pro Day. Being a defensive back coach, you have to believe Morris liked what he saw.
3. Eric Berry
Again, if the Bucs stay at number three, Suh is gone and they cannot find a partner to trade out, Berry would also be one of the three draft possibilities.
4. Russell Okung
The third possibility if the Bucs stay at number three, Suh is gone and they cannot find a partner to trade out, Okung would should be the last of the three possibilities to draft.
5. Gerald McCoy
Now, if the status quo stays the same, Gerald Mc Coy may be an excellent pick for the Buccaneers and this drill may be for not!.
What if...The Buccaneers trade out of the Number 3 Slot?
6. Dez Bryant anyone? Depending on how far they trade down, this would definitely be a weapon to get the ball moving downfield.
Okay, he made a mistake and lied to the NCAA about his relationship with Deion Sanders. "SO!" He's done his time, so let's move on.
This would also be a great start to luring fans back to the stadium.
7. Brian Price
Again, depending on how far they trade down, this would definitely be a first round alternative for not getting Suh.
Cold Buccaneer Games?
Every year the phrase "The outcome of this draft could be the Buccaneers future" never sounded so true as to the outcome of their selections in this year’s draft! Will it be another cold January game with empty seats? So, it begs the question "What If.... they swap picks?"
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