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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com

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    Pretty good Q & A. Wish it could have been longer.

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    I always enjoy these Q & A sessions, keep up the good work. It’s really difficult to wait for these next 10 days to go by. ;>)

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    In an ideal world (which we know does not exist), both Stanley and Conklin are there at 9 when the Bucs pick.

    The Giants want OT Stanley but can’t be sure if the Bucs trade down Stanley is the target, so they trade up to 9 and insure they get their man. Then the Bucs trade down at 10 with the Titans for Conklin.

    Ok, I’m going to put the bottle down now!! lol.

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      I know you were kinda joking, but this actually isn’t farfetched. If we’re talking with the Titans while we’re at 9 and can leverage that, we could get the Giants to make a minor trade with us just to ensure they get their guy and keep the Titans at bay. Then once they take a tackle, Tennessee feels a ton of pressure to make sure they get the other one that’s left, so they then trade with us. We move back twice, likely pick up a 2nd round pick from TEN, and also get something like an extra 4th or 5th round pick from NYG.

      It’s really no an absurd possibility. Not likely, obviously, but it’s pretty easy to picture that playing out. Man, picture us then finding somebody in the early 20s who wants to move up to 15, and we pick up another 2nd and a late round pick for that swap. So in this beautiful hypothetical universe, we turn the 9th overall pick into, for example, the 23rd pick, two 2nd rounders, a 4th round pick, and a 6th pick. Jason Licht is immediately crowned with the GM crown for 2016, and we pick until our hearts are content.

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      Swap pick with Tenn. for a 3 and 5. Trade Glennon and a pick to move back up.

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    I really think That Qb Mike Glennon may be back behind the scenes with Tampa moving up or back. But regardless of whaT HAPPENS.I think Clev and Tampa are going show a couple of Mickey Wrenches. Here is my senario what If Tampa has a smoke screen. What if Tampa throws this in Tampa Gives their #9 and Mike Glennon for pick No# 2. Tampa shocks every one and get the NO#1 Offensive Tackle in Tunsil switches Rd-2 Pick Gets Clev 2nd Rd pick and swaps a future #2 for that selection. Then Tampa would gey two picks in Rd-2 go bucs

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      i think it will take more than Glennon to move from #9 up to #2…i could be wrong and if it was to happen i think it would be for Ramsey

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      George; good luck with that strategy.

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        Well Horse you have to see what has expired with a liitle over a week to go. I believe Tampa has a lot od draft sistutations that’s going to pan out. Thanks Horse for your comments. Its good to have fans like you and I.

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    Just as long as you stay away from those BC powders macabee.

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    Way too few questions PR.

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      At least 10 questions gives us the same affect as the chats used to.

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    Trading down from a top ten spot is not something I typically would seek to do. But this year I’m not sure the available players at # 9 are elite enough for the position. Over the years teams have traded quality for quantity and ended up with a slew of mediocrity. There’s a few cases (Herchel Walker trade)where the team made the most of their multiple player bounty. There are also examples where the team blew the opportunity by making poor choices. So, if we do trade down, let’s hope Jason Licht and staff make the most of it.

    In 1978 we traded the rights to the first pick, which became Earl Campbell, for a relatively unknown TE named Jimmie Giles and five Draft choices. One turned out to be Doug Williams. The rest was a collection of “just a guy” types who did nothing to help the team. We were lucky that #88 was thrown in to sweeten the pot and # 12 was able to connect with him on a few deep balls to, along with a top defense, go to the 1979 NFC Championship game.

    In a few short years, the team was back picking first again.

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    I think we will stay put at 9. Get best player that fits our need. I do think Licht will me moving up in later rounds though.

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    If we stay at spot 9 I’m for picking BPA.

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