The selection of linebacker Devin White at number five was one that fans have been debating all off-season. I’ve maintained that it is absolutely the right direction to go - but I’m not getting into that now. If you want to know why, click here.
What I’m here to talk about is the fan reaction. As you would assume, things were divided. Here are some of the excited group;
Super stoked about it! I was truly 50/50 on him or Allen. So I’ll gladly take Devin White in pewter and red!— Tyler Ellrodt (@tellrodt) April 26, 2019
LOVE IT!!!— Jay Smith (@rearranged44) April 26, 2019
A lot better than the Raiders and Giants...— Dacoda Anderson (@Dacoda18) April 26, 2019
AWESOME & hopefully this is the beginning of building the bucs defense to be credible— Dr. Mantis Tobbogen (@bucksrq) April 26, 2019
Then there were detractors...
At pick 5? Stupid. Especially with Oliver and Allen on the board.— Jordy (@JordantheJew) April 26, 2019
It's like getting a date to the prom with the acceptable, no-risk girl from next door because you were too scared of striking out with the future prom queen.— John Prowell (@jprowell) April 26, 2019
— Strider (@jarroyo30) April 26, 2019
not like it, not one little bit....— Aldo (@aldobucs) April 26, 2019
There were some that were a little indifferent...
Exactly what I was expecting.. Josh Allen or Ed would have been nice but this is exactly what I’ve been expecting— Dfizz (@Dfizle_foshizle) April 26, 2019
It’s fine but they should have taken Allen— Nick (@nburzych) April 26, 2019
They were gifted a legit edge rusher and passed. White will be great but it doesn't really matter— Nick Beare (@nickBinTO) April 26, 2019
Ed Oliver— Alex Serrano (@TheDr1zz1e) April 26, 2019
All good choices. I wish we would of traded down however.
And finally, the worst take of the night...
The Bucs drafted the 3rd best linebacker at 5th overall.....— J.T. Olson (@IcewaterOlson) April 26, 2019
There is no draft pick that is going to make the entire fan base happy. I know that, you know that. From a broad scope, this was the smartest pick for the Buccaneers right now. Above average starting defensive linemen or edge rushers can be had early tomorrow night. Not linebackers. That’s the bottom line.
And don’t worry - I’m taking note of all the haters now to remind them come September.
What do you think of the Bucs selection of Devin White?
This poll is closed
This team stays losing.
Not sure, bruh...