The NFL Draft could unite two FSU stars in Tampa come Thursday night
On this NFL Draft 2017 edition of the Sunshine Boys podcast Ira Kaufman, Joe Henderson, Tim Williams and Jim Williams had a very special guest to do a deep dive on the draft. College football analyst Rich Cirminiello, who has been with Campus Insiders as well as other top name publications joined the boys to talk all things NFL Draft.
It was nearly unanimous that if he is still on the board when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose with the 19th pick in the first round they should stay in state and pick Florida State running back Dalvin Cook. There have been some questions about his durability but Henderson and Kaufman agree that he would be a great choice.
Cirminiello, called Cook “The best running back in the class of 2017 and someone who could be a franchise back for five years or more.” He of course is a former teammate of Bucs quarterback Jamesis Winston, who is a strong supporter of seeing Cook play in Tampa.
But should the Bucs miss on Cook another player who called Raymond James Stadium should by a target in the third round. Everyone liked former University of South Florida star running back Marlon Mack.
Cirminiello, “He is a solid back and will be a steal for anyone who gets him. He might not start right off the bat but he is going to be a very talented NFL back.”
Kaufman thinks that the Miami Dolphins would be wise to draft some offensive weapons or protection for their franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “The Dolphins are close to being a playoff team but they need some help either on the offensive line or at wide receiver to give Tannehill a real chance to succeed,” says Kaufman.
Meanwhile, Henderson likes the idea of Jacksonville using a late second or an early third round pick get Gators star defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, who at the moment is dealing with an alleged battery charges.
As for surprises the entire gang feel that the draft is void of star power talent and so it is possible that we will see some trades. The boys think that right up until their 15 minutes are up the first pick by the Cleveland Browns or the second pick of the draft owned by new general manager John Lynch of the San Francisco 49ers would be willing to make a trade.