Despite the impressions that the Bucs are all in on Jameis Winston, they’re also trying to give off the impression that the pick is available as well.
Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht told Steve Wyche of NFL Media that the team received calls from more than one team on Sunday regarding the No. 1 pick. Licht declined to name the teams, and he said no offers were made or parameters discussed.
“Everything is for sale,” Licht said.
Regarding Winston, the Bucs have done significant background checks, speaking to more than 75 people, according to the Tampa Tribune. So it’s likely to be Winston.
“Lovie (Smith) and I are in complete alignment” on who the selection will be, Licht said. He added that only him, Smith and high-level personnel officials are involved in the final stages of the draft process. Ownership is also being kept informed.