1-1 Jameis Winston QB Florida State
No difference between us here. We both took the character gamble on Jameis Winston due to his massive upside as a quarterback.
2-34 Donovan Smith OT Penn State
Here is a pick I like. Not for the typical reason though. I actually wasn't a very big Donovan Smith fan, so to see him go to TB encourages me that I will be comparing him to my 2nd Rd Pick Owa Odighizuwa. What it does provide for TB is much needed OT depth for a team really lacking on their Oline talent.
2-61 Ali Marpet OG Hobart
TB traded up for this pick, surrendering 3-65 and swapping 4th round picks from 4-109 to 4-128. A small school player who I had barely heard of until the All Star games and combine. I would expect it to take some time Marpet to develop but again they have added more bodies and athleticism to the Oline depth, which my draft did not address as well.
4-124 Kwon Alexander OLB LSU
TB moved up from 4-128 which cost it pick 7-218, which I used to take CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. In the 4th round we will have a direct comparison of OLBs in Kwon vs Jake Ryan. Kwon is a better fit as a weakside 4-3 cover 2 LB. Will be fun to have the direct round to round comparison over the next 4 seasons.
5-162 Kenny Bell WR Nebraska
I liked what I saw from Bell, but not enough to draft or take as a UDFA/CFA. This is another encouraging pick for me to try and close the gap on TBs draft as I do not expect Bell to last very long in the NFL.
6-184 Kaelin Clay WR Utah
This pick does put some fear into me, for the special teams impact. I am not sure Kaelin will be in the NFL in four years but I am sure he can have an impact in the return game year 1 and 2 that I am missing. TB is showing some classic special teams pick late in the draft.
7-231 Joey Iosefa RB Hawaii
Special teams impact again, but short of that we will see if Bryce Callahan can outlast and out produce him in the NFL. He is joining a crowded backfield even as a FB.