BY: John Mamola
The prevailing thought amongst most analyst that are following the NFL Draft is that if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the Buccaneers board at the number seven selection and available, Tampa Bay will be selecting the 21-year old gunslinger. Manziel is considered one of the top prospects in the NFL draft at the position, but would the Bucs draft a quarterback after the organization just signed Josh McCown to a two year deal with Mike Glennon already in tow?
Buccaneers radio network analyst Anthony Becht joined WDAE’s ‘The Ron and Ian Show’ on Tuesday and said if Manziel is available when the Buccaneers turn comes up, he thinks the Bucs will pass.
“I do not (think the Buccaneers will take Manziel),” said Becht. “I really don’t think that’s plausible in my opinion.”
Becht believes the Buccaneers will more than likely go with a wide receiver with the seventh overall selection to compliment Vincent Jackson. The former Buccaneers tight end believes Mike Evans from Texas A&M would be the next best wide receiver on the board as he thinks Clemons’ Sammy Watkins will already be taken by the time Tampa Bay is on the clock.
“I don’t care if they’re the same similar type player (Evans and Jackson),” said Becht. “You really got some action going on offense, and you’re got Doug Martin coming back. That would be one hell of a sign if you go get a prolific wide receiver in a guy like (Mike) Evans.”
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