Joe will save his well known screed for the last couple of paragraphs.
Now Joe is not a mock draft guy, at least not for another three weeks or so. The vast majority of mock drafts aren’t worth wiping your rear end with. And maybe, just maybe, mock drafts might be less valuable than the PFF tribe’s offensive line grades. It’s close.
Joe believes in accuracy with mock drafts, otherwise it’s just mental self-pleasurement.
So one of the most accurate mockers out there, Brendan Donahue of Sharp Football Analysis, has a recent mock draft. (And if you are not striving for accuracy, then what’s the point? Might as well listen to Colin Cowherd.)
In the latest of his twice-weekly mocks, Donahue believes the Bucs will draft Tennessee right tackle Darnell Wright.
*IF* the Bucs decide to draft a right tackle at No. 19, this sounds like a great plan. Wright didn’t give up a sack last year in a pass-happy Air Raid offense. And when needed, he was pretty good in the run game.
This Joe has been clear for some time: The absolute last position the Bucs need to monkey with is right tackle. Leave. Tristan. Wirfs. Alone! Never fix something that’s not broken.
Does anyone remember Demar Dotson at left tackle?
Does anyone remember when the Bucs outsmarted themselves trying to play Ali Marpet at center?
Leave Wirfs be. No need to create potentially another problem when there are others to address. But if the Bucs must — and do flip Wirfs to left tackle — then and only then is Joe on board for a right tackle to be drafted at No. 19.
(Joe doesn’t think the Bucs are necessarily going to flip short-armed Luke Goedeke to right tackle.)
Instead of screwing with Wirfs, how about this novel concept: How about drafting a left tackle at No. 19? What’s so evil about that?
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