BY: John Mamola
Considering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft from this past weekend included not one single defensive player, some around the league were shocked that a defensive minded head coach like Lovie Smith would do such a thing. One Buccaneers analyst however understood why the Bucs focused solely on offense as opposed to drafting defensive players in the seven round event this past weekend.
“We have to help ourselves on offense,” said Buccaneers analyst Anthnoy Becht on WDAE’s ‘The Sports Page’. “I have to hand it to Lovie. A guy that’s a defensive minded head coach really stepping himself aside and letting them to guys (Smith & GM Jason Licht) picking their best players on the board.”
Becht said the selection at number seven with Mike Evans out of Texas A&M was a fantastic pick due to the lack of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball for the Buccaneers. The former Bucs tight end also believes the selection of running back Charles Sims from West Virginia could be the sleeper pick of the Bucs 2014 draft.
“Everyone thinks we’re adding another running back, but honestly you can line him up in the slot and have Doug Martin in the backfield and you got yourself a pretty good wide receiver slash playmaker,” said Becht. “I think he’s (Sims) a bigger Dexter McCluster.”
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