When mentioning earlier the chatter about the Buccaneers moving up to No. 2 via trade with the Rams, the specific reason for the five-spot climb wasn’t clear.
Do the Bucs want receiver Sammy Watkins or quarterback Johnny Manziel?
As we currently understand it, the Buccaneers would be making the move not for Watkins, but for Manziel.
It’s not known whether a deal is close or even doable. Two years ago, the Rams got the sixth overall pick, two more first-round selections, and a second-round pick from Washington for the ability to select Robert Griffin III.
Whatever the Rams may want for the pick, their extensive scouting of Manziel will help them apply an appropriate value to the player, and in turn the slot.
It would be a fascinating move, if it happens. And if it happens, here’s hoping the Bucs dump their hideous new uniforms and adopt Manziel’s Pro Day ensemble.