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Bucs open to moving back

Posted by Chris Brown on April 29, 2014 – 5:22 pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held their pre-draft press conference today (Tuesday) and among the questions was the potential to move back or completely out of the top 10. Bucs GM Jason Licht is open to it citing the depth of the draft class.

“Well it is deep and 98 underclassmen [declaring] help that this year. I think that’s 25 more than last year. I think we were looking at our board and we have over 50 guys that we deem as draftable that are underclassmen, that’s essentially adding almost two rounds,” Licht said. “But that affects the top and that’s definitely something that we would look into and we’ve already reached out to teams and if our player isn’t there we would be open to conversations in moving back and picking up picks.”

Bucs head coach Lovie Smith then added his support for moving back, but then also talked about staying put or even moving up. It was a poorly played game of liar’s poker.

“It has been documented (that the draft is deep) and we think if that’s the case then there are a lot of good players a little bit further down in the draft,” Smith said. “At that seventh spot though we feel that we’re going to get a pretty good player there and how about moving up? What do you think about that?”


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