Tampa Bay, FL – The 2015 NFL Draft may be over, but like elves on December 26th, Tampa Bay Buccaneers scouts are already gearing up for next year. Plans are underway for recruiting the finest collegiate players this nation has to offer in 2016.
“People think we only look for the best athletes, but that’s just not true. We look for well-rounded players both on and off the field,” says head coach Lovie Smith.
Players like No. 1 draft pick Jameis Winston–holder of a Heisman Trophy and a rape allegation. Given their abysmal record, The Bucs are confident in hanging their hope on the Florida State quarterback and the bounty of character he will bring to the team this upcoming season.
Head program recruiter, John Eyepatch shed some light on one of the many strategic approaches that led the franchise towards their decision to draft Winston.
“There are three things you gotta look for in a young player. Sure they can throw a ball, but can they throw a toaster across the kitchen? Can they aim that toaster at a human target? And most importantly, are they able to select a target whom they’ve emotionally worn down over time? Those three things can’t be taught. They’re raw instinct. And it’s an instinct that we’re willing to pay top dollar for.”
Looking towards the 2016 Draft, Eyepatch and his staff will be keeping a close eye out on the college fields for manipulative blockers, wide receivers with a gun record and kickers who show immense potential for causing internal bleeding.
All of which seems fitting under the credence by which head coach, Lovie Smith leads his team, “in order to win, someone has to get beaten”.