The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the 23rd overall pick in the 2006 draft. Some fans might think this is not a really great draft pick, or such a high number, but lets look at the past draft picks selected at number 23: Last years 23rd overall pick was Nebraska cornerback Fabian Washington, to Oakland. The previous four picks at number 23 overall were Texas DT Marcus Tubbs (Seattle), Miami RB Willis McGahee (Buffalo), Northwestern LB Napoleon Harris (Oakland) and Mississippi RB Deuce McAllister (New Orleans). These are some great players in the NFL today, who impact their team. The rumor right now is that Buccaneers are leaning towards an offensive linemen, and I think that is who they will pick.
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He has the Buccaneers choosing: “OT Marcus McNeil Auburn Cadillac is the future in Tampa. McNeil is the perfect component to build on that and a better pass blocker than his size wouindicatedte.”
Man this excites me…. We need a better offensive line and what a better pick then one of Cadillac buddies.
No matter what happens, we should get a great pick with the number 23rd overall. I would not be surprised if the Buccaneers work in another 1st or 2nd round pick with them trading Simon Rice to a team that needs help with Defense.
Wow I spent two hours googling NFL Mock Drafts and everyone has the Buccaneers taking Marcus McNeil with the 23rd overall pick.
Who: Marcus McNeil
Position: Offensive Tackle
40-Yard Dash: 5.00 (EST)
Positives: Marcus McNeil is a colossal tackle with a punishing style of play, and he is more willing to lay his man out than contain him. Even if someone manages to survive the first contact on his feet, McNeil has the ability to hold them at bay with his massively long arms. He is quite possibly the best run blocker in the upcoming
Negatives: McNeil occasionally has trouble against speed rushers that avoid his first shot, and has shown problems against the spin move because of footwork that needs improvement. He's far from a liability in pass protection, but it's definitely not his strong suit
Overview: Marcus was coveted by NFL scouts in his junior year, and very likely would have been a high first-round pick if he had entered the draft. He was named to the first-team All-SEC squad by several media outlets
I can not wait, I have a huge Annual NFL Draft Party, with my Fantasy Football Owners (friends). It is a great scouting event if you are not up to date on all the college guys. Plus if you love football and parties what a great combination. Plus we always get a little competition of Madden on PS2 during the party. Talk about a bunch of drunk idiots.