With the seventh pick of next week's NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be in the market to grab a quarterback. Or an offensive lineman. Or a receiver. It turns out the new regime has a lot of holes to fill on the Bucs roster, but general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith have both sounded pretty smitten with former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. "He had a very impressive interview," Licht said Tuesday. "We had a great day with him. Lovie and him have Texas roots. We enjoyed every minute that he was here. Sharp guy." As for his purported character issues, Licht said he was unconcerned. "He's the Heisman Trophy winner," Licht said. "A lot of the situations he's been in you can't blame him for. If I were young and had a Heisman Trophy on my mantel, I'd probably be in a lot more trouble than the next guy. So I think we're just going to make the best football decision, what's best for our football team and I think Lovie and his staff can handle the rest of it." There is a slight problem for Tampa if they do indeed plan to draft Manziel. Four teams drafting ahead of the Bucs -- Houston (first), Jacksonville (third), Cleveland (fourth), and Oakland (fifth) -- will also be looking to draft a quarterback. The good news -- if you can call it that -- is that the Bucs have various other needs, so they don't absolutely have to take a quarterback.
Bucs expected to strongly consider Manziel in first round
CBS Sports | Apr 30