You know it’s never a good idea to argue with the boss, but Buccaneers GM Jason Licht has been placed in the proverbial dog house by many so-called experts who would love to tie him to the whipping post for trading up in the second-round for a kicker. Licht doesn’t care what people think. He knows that Robert Aguayo is a first-round talent. He also stands by the belief that he has drafted seven first-rounders in the last two seasons, three of those seven in this year’s draft.
The Bucs GM struck oil with the drafting of Jameis Winston, Kwon Alexander, Ali Marpet, And Donovan Smith, and even if you are not a Buccaneers fan, you would have to agree that. Then, He does the exact same in the 2016 draft with Vernon Hargreaves III, Robert Aguayo, and Noah Spence.
Although Jason Licht’s views are not shared by everyone, it is still undeniable that the results the Buccaneers received from those mentioned in last year’s draft, were first-round quality. We should have a little more faith in the GM’s decision making, and start to believe in the results he is producing. Just because Licht didn’t select the guy you wanted, who in reality, we had no need for, and traded up for a kicker; doesn’t mean it was a bad move, in fact, it may just become one of the best moves in the draft, in a long time.