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Mayock: lack of quality corners makes Revis trade a no-brainer for Bucs

Posted Apr 18, 2013 by Roy Cummings

Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 04:15 PM

Tribune Staff

TAMPA – NFL analyst Mike Mayock has studied the Buccaneers depth chart and the prospects available in this year’s draft and concluded that trading for Darrelle Revis is the best way for the Bucs to correct their cornerback deficiency.

“From my perspective, if I’m Tampa Bay I’m all over trying to get Darrelle Revis,’’ Mayock said Thursday during a national conference call with NFL media.

The Bucs would probably have to surrender the 13th pick in the draft to complete such a deal. Mayock doesn’t believe that’s too high a price for the Bucs to pay but he does believe it’s too low a price for the Jets to accept.

“If I’m the Jets I’m going to find a way to make that work,’’ he said of retaining Revis, who is slated to become a free agent after the 2013 season and may prove too costly for the Jets to retain.

“I think sometimes we get too carried away with all these draft picks, and I’m sitting there thinking, ‘Man, corner is a position of need (for the Jets), they are hard to find and this is the best corner in football and he’s probably going to be one of the best (corners) of all time. And he’s still only 27 years old, so if I’m New York, I’m not going there. On the other hand, to me, that’s pretty exciting.

“I’m giving up (the 13th pick) to get him and I’m also talking about some of those other picks because if I’m looking at (Tampa’s) depth chart at corner I’m going, ‘OK, I just re-signed Eric Wright at a reduced number but how long is he going to be here? And now E.J. Biggers is gone and here I have a bunch of young guys that for whatever reason probably aren’t going to be starters.’’

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