Posted on behalf of JScott.
Every year New Era Scouting does a great job covering various aspects of the NFL Draft - whether it be player profiles, mock drafts, player rankings, etc. The most interesting feature they have has to be the NFL Team Interest section. Within this section the fellas at New Era Scouting declare who NFL Teams are rumored to be interested in. I’m not sure where their sources come from, but based on their in-depth draft coverage, I tend to believe/trust them. With that said, here’s a look at who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently interested in:
***** Info below published 2/17/09*****
Dan from Mocking the Draft provides the following info on Jeremiah Johnson: "He's really similar to Justin Forsett (Seattle Seahawks) who came out of California last year. Undersized and not especially as fast as you'd expect. He is quick and has good vision. He'd be best as a third-down back mostly due to his ability as a receiver. Played his whole career in a rotation, first with Jonathan Stewart then LaGarrette Blount. Also returned kicks and punts."
Dan from Mocking the Draft comes through again with this info on Moore: "You're certainly right, he is a mammoth end. Unfortunately, the downside to his size is a lack of quickness and athleticism. He might actually be better in the NFL at tackle. He is a perfect fit as an end in the 3-4. He has good pass rush moves and is a hard worker. Still, he never really seemed all that tenacious, but maybe he was being overshadowed by Maualuga, Cushing, Moala, Matthews, et al. His Combine is going to be huge. If he happens to run in the 4.7 range and show good agility, he could jump into the third round. Senior stats: 30 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, 5 sacks."
I realize the prospects above don’t exactly get your energetic juices flowing, but they do represent some quality players and a window into what type of player the Bucs may or may not attempt to select in the NFL Draft come April. Do you have any knowledge of these guys? If so, educate us in the comments section…