There are lots of options when you hold a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit near the top of the 2014 draft at No. 7, and according to new head coach Lovie Smith, the team is keeping its options open.
Here’s what Smith recently said when asked about the possibility of taking a QB at No. 7:
“I know enough about that draft to know, yeah, there’s someone that would be worthy of the seventh pick because everything is on the board right now. Whenever you have a chance to get a franchise quarterback, you have to consider that.”
On top of those comments, Smith added that current signal-caller Mike Glennon, who was just selected in the draft last year, isn’t quite ‘there’ yet.
But isn’t it way too early to give up on Glennon? After all, he did pretty well during his rookie season. Especially when you consider all the BS in Tampa last year. Glennon certainly wasn’t great, but he wasn’t bad either.
In 13 starts last season, the rookie QB went 4-9. He completed just under 60 percent of his passes, while throwing 19 TDs to just nine interceptions. Not eye-popping numbers by any means, but pretty dang good numbers when you think about the situation he was in.
Given what we know about Glennon, I think it would it would be crazy for the Bucs to spend their seventh pick on another QB. Unless they’re dead set on a prospect becoming their franchise QB, it’s just hard to justify taking a QB two years in a row.
The jury is still out on Glennon, but he has the physical build to be a success in the NFL. We’re talking about a guy who goes 6-7, 225. If he puts on a few pounds and improves his accuracy, the Bucs could be in business.
We’ll see how things shake out in the next couple of months, but I will be shocked if the Bucs go QB at No. 7.