BY: John Mamola
With the NFL Draft just over a week away, the hype machine around the country is revving up for the last push of who will be taken where and what teams are planning on doing. The next week will be filled with reports of all sorts saying teams will be targeting certain players and possible trades could be in the works.
One of the biggest questions which has surrounded the NFL Draft when it comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is will the team go after one of the three top quarterbacks in the Draft with the seventh overall pick. The most talked about name surrounding the Buccaneers is Johnny Manziel, and if the Bucs could choose the Heisman Trophy winner even though they signed former Bears quarterback Josh McCown this off season.
NFL Network national correspondent Albert Breer told WDAE’s ‘The Sports Page’ that he believes Manziel will be passed by the Buccaneers and selected with the eighth overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings. However Breer said that taking a quarterback with such a high pick isn’t always the best move to do.
“You can really cost yourself if you reach at that point of the draft (for a quarterback), and sometimes you can find the answers further down the line,” said Breer. “Every team that’s won a Super Bowl over the last few years hasn’t found a guy (a quarterback) with the first overall pick or the fifth overall pick or the tenth overall pick.”
Breer’s best advice for teams is to not be pushed into drafting a non-franchise type player with a high draft pick like the Buccaneers posses.
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