As we near the end of the season, with each week that passes, the Buccaneers are getting closer and closer to a top draft pick in next year's draft. The debate has already begun as to whether the Bucs should invest an early 1st round pick in a quarterback or still build around other positions. For one draft analyst, the decision is clear.
Fox Sports'college analyst and NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis joins 98.7 The Fan's Fan Interference each Tuesday morning. This week Davis went off on people who believe waiting to draft a quarterback is a wise move.
"The vast majority of quarterbacks in the league are highly touted guys, 1st round picks, and you take your chances there," Davis said. "If you get a quarterback later in the draft, you're fortunate."
"Everyone keep drafting 6th round quarterbacks and see how that works for your franchise over the long haul," David said. "It doesn't. It just doesn't. You might as well draft Spurgon Wynn again."
There are a select few top quarterbacks in the NFL that were drafted in rounds other than the 1st round. Tom Brady is the go-to name for people who might be against drafting a quarterback in the 1st round. The fact of the matter is that the Patriots lucked into Brady becoming what he has been.
"For every Russell Wilson that went in the 3rd round and has done as well as he has, go check the rosters of NFL teams," Charles Davis said of people willing to wait to draft a quarterback. "Go down the line and see where these guys were drafted, the vast majority are 1st round draft picks."
The Bucs appear to be on track to have a high draft choice and be in position to possibly draft a top quarterback. Charles Davis says it is finally time for the Bucs to take a chance.
"I think you have to swing at the fences for that," Charles Davis said when asked if the Bucs should draft a quarterback in the first round next April. "To swing for the fences, I don't mean put your hand over your eyes and throw a dart at the dart board. I'm talking about doing your homework, evaluating the potential guys, and take a top level guy."
The same conversation happening now relating to the Bucs drafting a quarterback was the same conversation we were all having a year ago. I do not think it is merely coincidence that the Bucs have been so bad the past two seasons. A quarterback is needed and must be addressed early next April to help their product on the field and give Bucs fans legit hope for the first time in the past decade.Click Here to listen to the entire Charles Davis interview on 98.7 The Fan.
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