Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers “have made it clear” they open to possibly trading back into the first-round if one of their players falls and is still available to them later in round one.
“You get a little antsy, but we’ve already gone through scenarios,” Bucs GM Mark Dominik said. “Who are the guys you’d consider going to get depending on how far they drop? Here’s what it takes. We’ve gone through a lot of (debates) that way.”
The Buccaneers first selection won’t be until No. 43 overall after they dealt their first-round pick to the Jets for CB Darrelle Revis. Still, Dominik appears to be confident in their ability to make some moves in the draft.
“We still have all our selections behind us (after the first round),” Dominik said. “We walk into this draft with seven picks still. . . I think it allows you the ammunition to be able to move around and be fluid if you want to.”
Holder notes that Tampa Bay could package their No. 43 and No. 73 overall picks and possibly move up to No. 27 overall, assuming of course that this pick is available and there’s still one of their targets on the board.
Last year, the Bucs trade back into round one for RB Doug Martin, which proved to be a great move for them. We’ll have to see if they consider doing this again tomorrow night.
We have them taking TE Travis Kelce in the second-round of our recently updated 2013 NFL Mock Draft.