Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, had a pragmatic take on what the Buc’s mindset might be, right now, on trading for Darrelle Revis.
“Talk of a Revis trade to the Bucs has cooled to a simmer, but it will heat up again as the draft approaches, and so might the Bucs’ interest in dealing their 2013 first-round pick for the Jets cornerback,” wrote Cummings. “The Bucs are holding on tight to that 13th overall selection, in part because it’s too soon to know how this year’s draft will play out — even at the top — and what it could bring them. And that’s wise.
“Until they have a better feel for what will be available to them at No.?13 or what another team other than the Jets might want to give up for that 13th pick, the Bucs are likely to hold on to it.
“But what if the mock drafts are right and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei — three players the Bucs no doubt covet — are gone when Tampa Bay’s first pick comes around?
“What if the Bucs don’t like or feel a pressing need for any of the players available to them at 13 and no one affords them the opportunity to trade down to where it makes sense to draft either cornerback Desmond Trufant or cornerback Xavier Rhodes?
“That’s when the 13th pick might become less valuable and when it might start to make sense to trade it as part of a deal that brings in Revis.”