2013 NFL Draft Grades: More for the Buccaneers


Draft grades everywhere.

Grades, grades, grades, grades! And more grades! We have two more articles of grades. I think I'm done with the draft grades for the year, then. You can't keep talking about the same thing over and over again, can you?

Well, maybe you can. We sure seem to try when it comes to some players.

Anyway, back to grades. Grades! We'll start with Dan Kadar, who picked out three players he liked in every draft class. Here's what he wrote about the Bucs.

A+ pick: Johnthan Banks, CB

Despite trading for Darrelle Revis, Banks should press for a starting job with the Buccaneers. He's a physical cornerback with the size to handle bigger receivers vertically.

Late-round find: Akeem Spence, DT

Spence is a player should be better as a pro than he was a college player. He has the tools but he never fully took advantage of them at Illinois consistently. When he's on, he's hard to block and quick enough to split gaps.

Undrafted intrigue: Carl Johnson, G

The Buccaneers may have a good find in Johnson. He's a size and power prospect the team can stash for a year to work him up. The physical ability is there for Johnson to be a good run blocking guard.

I can't argue with any of that, really. All of it seems spot-on. Although I'll just take his word for it on Carl Johnson. I don't know anything about the guy.

So the other grade? Why, it's Jason Cole everybody.

Analysis: Much of this grade depends upon how you view the Darrelle Revis trade. If you think it's a good risk, you give the Buccaneers high marks. If you think it was a bad risk, you probably give them a C, at best. My opinion is pretty obvious, and I give Tampa Bay a bit more credit for taking Banks to add even more to a secondary that has to deal with some talented offenses in the NFC South. While Glennon is a questionable pick in the third round, Spence and Gholston have an immediate chance to play right away because of the free-agent departures of Roy Miller and Michael Bennett.
Grade: A-

Everything depends on Revis? A bit of a cop-out, that. Everyone seems to have an issue with Glennon, too.

Right, that's it for grades. We're done. I'm not posting any more. The story's over.

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