Tampa Bay Buccaneers Should Think Twice Before Giving Up First-Round Pick For Darrelle Revis

By Dan Parzych
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For a few weeks now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it clear how much they’re interested in acquiring Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets–so much that they are even willing to give up their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Clearly, this is a bold move for the Buccaneers considering it’s not often teams are willing to surrender a first-round pick, but would it really be worth it for a player like Revis?

Keep in mind Revis is coming off a serious knee injury that he suffered during the 2012 season and there’s no telling what to expect when he returns to the field next year. A couple of years ago, Revis was considered one of the league’s top cornerbacks, but the argument can be made that is no longer the case as many believe he’s one of the most overrated cornerbacks in the league.

It’s understandable Tampa Bay would be interested in landing Revis considering how pathetic their passing defense was last season, but they may want to think twice about giving up the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft. If anything, the Buccaneers may want to consider using that draft pick on one of the top cornerbacks from this year’s draft class since they will be around for the long run.

When it comes to Revis, there’s no telling how many more effective years he has left in him–so let’s hope the Buccaneers think twice before they just trade away their first-round draft pick for a cornerback with plenty of questions heading into 2013.

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