Bucs looking to trade up for Suh?

Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is going to the Rams with the first pick in most NFL mock drafts, including our own. But with two months to go before the draft, there’s plenty of time for plenty of discussion of other potential landing spaces.

Today’s discussion centers on Tampa Bay, where Chris Steuber of Scout.com reports that the Buccaneers’ infatuation with Suh could lead them to trade up with the Rams and take Suh first overall. Per Steuber, the trade could involve the Bucs sending quarterback Josh Johnson to the Rams, along with the Bucs’ first-round pick (No. 3 overall) and another pick as well.

Of course, that raises the question of who the Rams would take with the third overall pick. If the Rams don’t take Suh, they’d be expected to take a quarterback, most likely Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford. But if they’re going to take Bradford, why would they be so intent on acquiring Johnson?

Meanwhile, PewterReport.com has been hearing that there’s no way the Buccaneers will trade up with the Rams because the Bucs don’t want to be saddled with the enormous contract that the first overall pick will command.

So for now the smart money is on the Rams taking Suh first overall. But with two months to go before the draft, there’s still plenty of time for that to change.

25 responses to “Bucs looking to trade up for Suh?

  1. As a die-hard Falcons fan, let’s really hope that this doesn’t happen and Suh becomes a Ram, or even better the pick gets traded to an AFC team.

  2. Way too much to move up 2 positions – Suh or no Suh.
    I can see another team with a “decent” first round pick position doing it but not the Bucs.

  3. It would be wise for the Bucs to trade down, not up. If they could get down to the 10-15 range then they could take a guy like Dez Bryant.

  4. the Rams could take a number of players at 3…why would they be “expected to take a quarterback”????
    Eric Berry, another tackle, Rolando McClain, Dez Bryant, Joe Haden, another pass rushing end to play opposite Chris Long (Pierre Paul, Morgan, Graham)
    It’s a little misguided to just put a quarterback down for the Rams no matter what isn’t it?

  5. I think if they can get McCoy (the DT, not the ‘lil Buckeroo) at #3 they’ll stick, if not they’ll trade down.

  6. TRADE RADIO RAHEEM!!!!!! Then again that is asking the impossible. I think Lane Kiffin is better than him… and that is just sad. Is it just me or does Raheem remind you of Coco Jambo? I just hope we actually make a decent pick and don’t blow it on another bum like we did last year with Josh Freeman.

  7. Once Eric Berry measures in tiny at around 5’9 1/2″ 190 lbs, people can quit clamoring for him like he’s the 2nd coming of Ed Reed, he’s not. He might be Harry Houdini though judging from his disappearances from several games this past year.
    Bucs should trade back and nab Brian Price around 10-15, get those extra picks and continue stocking up on talent.
    BTW, I read that article earlier today and I noticed that Steuber guy is almost as skinny and unathletic looking as Florio, I didn’t think it possible.

  8. Based on the amount of debt the Glazers are carrying and the fact that they have reduced the Bucs payroll to nothing, tells me that the smart money would be on the Bucs trading down in the draft in order to avoid paying the exorbitant guaranteed money of a top 10 pick.

  9. So this story is one guy specualting that the bucs COULD trade up and another guy saying there is no chance because he thinks they don’t want to sign a #1 contract?
    Good work David. Keep it up.

  10. WTF this was non news. “rumors have it that Bucs will trade up” then
    “rumors have it that the bucs won’t trade up”
    Where’s the story? Hypothetically nothing happened.
    I do have a feeling that the Rams will screw this up and not get Suh.

  11. # thebiz says:
    The Rams will blow this by taking a QB. Life is pain.
    Yes, cause we all know having a franchise QB is such a pain.

  12. That’d be a great trade for the Rams. They would still be able to get either McCoy or Berry, get an additional draft pick, and a young quarterback. Why not?

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