Since the draft should be today but won’t be today because the NFL moved it to two weeks from today, we’ll spend today and the next 13 tomorrows wondering what will happen when draft day finally is today.
The guy about which everyone wonders the most is quarterback Johnny Manziel. Though some continue to insist Manziel won’t be taken in round one, we’d be shocked if he’s on the board when Thursday night ends.
We won’t be shocked if Manziel hears his name called in the top 10. The latest team to join the list of potential top-10 teams that could take Manziel is the Buccaneers.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers would “seriously consider” taking Manziel, if he’s on the board at No. 7. The Bucs see Manziel as being “very unique,” having a “good arm and accuracy,” and generally being a “great athlete.”
That all may be true, but we can’t help but “seriously consider” whether the Bucs would like to see someone cut the line in front of the Buccaneers and take Manziel, pushing down the board a player the Bucs actually prefer. There’s otherwise no reason to let it be known that the Bucs would take Manziel.
But since we’ve got two more weeks to go, get ready for more smokescreens and obfuscations (hey, watch your mouth) before the time comes to pick the players.