Initially when you saw Richardson and Claiborne off the board and you saw what we got from Jacksonville to trade down didnt you feel like you got hoodwinked? Bamboozled? Jerked? Well I did. And i was initially pissed and procededed to exit stage left at the NFL draft. Here's why: Well we missed out on Richardson. I'll get over it. Then we trade down to Jacksonville for just a 4th rounder, and lose out on grabbing Claiborne. (I am not a Claiborne hater, however I thought he was a little overrated but I would have settled for landing him if Richardson was gone.
So the likely choice is Kuchley but instead we go for Mark Barron at 7. I like Barron but dont love him. To get a safety that high he must be elite. He seems solid to me. But because of the weak safety class in my opinion it bumps him up. But ok we got him I will settle with that.
Then we trade up for Doug Martin. Another solid guy but not spectacular. I would have rather gotten a RB in the later rounds but oh well. This also clearly states that Blount will not be the starter at RB (for the people who were saying that he just needs one more year to have a full offseason and coaching to be the main back). The Bucs clearly see Martin as their bell cow. No first round RB gets drafted to compliment the current starter.
Overall I'm a little dissapointed and shocked but I'm not calling this the worst draft ever. Both players are solid. But for the most of the people on this site it is disappointing to miss out on the "elite prospects" so far. Hopefully Barron and Martin can be great and prove alot of people wrong. We shall see. So what is next? Who do we get in the later rounds? We still need a CB, LB, and maybe another LB or S. I really want Trumaine Johnson but i doubt he makes it out of the second. Josh Robinson is another guy I would like. Bobby Wagner and Sean Spence come to mind as well. I just hope we dont get Burfict in round 3, a QB in 4th, a kicker in the 5th, a trading our 7th rounder for a punter in the 6th. Going off of whats happened so far I wouldnt put it behind us.