Did you miss Sunday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:
Jets trade Darrelle Revis to Buccaneers
After the dust settled on Darrelle Revis' trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, NFL.com's Jeff Darlington detailed how it all went down: Revis flew to Tampa on Sunday, passed his physical and then signed a six-year, $96 million deal. He ties Mario Williams as the highest paid defensive player in the game, but unlike Williams, none of Revis money is guaranteed.
No QBs in the first round?
NFL Network analyst Heath Evans said individual team need pushes guys up the draft board every year, but he wouldn't take a chance on any quarterback in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
NFL Network analysts react to Revis trade
NFL Network analyst Brian Billick said Revis' addition to the Buccaneers' roster is huge given how porous the Tampa Bay defense was last year. The Jets found it impossible to restructure the cornerback's contract, but Revis' new deal is very friendly to the Bucs and as long as heâs healthy. Revis stands to make a lot of money, too.
Billick also said the Jets have the option to address the secondary with the extra first-round pick they acquired from the Buccaneers in the trade. The Jets could pick up a pass rusher like Oregon's Dion Jordan at No. 9 overall and then fulfill their secondary need with the 13th overall pick or in the second round, Billick argued.
NFL Network analyst Charles Davis says the Jets need to take a pass rusher with the ninth overall pick. LSU's Barkevious Mingo might be an option. Davis thinks Jordan will be off the board by pick No. 9. Davis said the Jets could grab Florida State's Xavier Rhodes at No. 13. He said for the types of players the Bucs need, they could still get somebody to fill their holes without a first-round draft selection. Davis said the Buccaneers need a tight end, and Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert wonât be there for them in the second round. However, they're deep enough in most of their other positions, and they should be fine, Davis said.
Evans said Revis' acquisition could be a great move for the Bucs depending upon on how defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and coach Greg Schiano use him. If they can get creative, they can have him shut down one side of the field. NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest said Revis goes from a ho-hum AFC East division to an NFC South that's loaded with quarterbacks and receivers who are at the top of their game, which will be a test for Revis, even if heâs healthy.
McGinest thought the Jets were going to be getting a lot more draft picks in the trade, but the extra first-round selection this year will help, he said. For them it's not about just one player because they have a lot of holes. Evans and McGinest said it's a prove-yourself deal for Revis. McGinest pointed out that if Revis can manage to not get cut next year, he'll make himself $32 million. Evans said the Buccaneers won't cut him, even if he's injured early this season.
Taking a closer look at draft running backs
Evans loves Alabama's Eddie Lacy. He's not quite as explosive as fellow Crimson Tide-alum Trent Richardson, but Alabama coach Nick Saban teaches backs how to play. Evans said that if an NFL team is looking to draft a running back in the first round, they'll need an every down back, and Lacy is the kind of guy that doesn't need to sub out.
Defensive ends in the draft
McGinest said BYU's Ziggy Ansah is a guy who has improved and keeps getting better. He can be dominant at his position. He reminds McGinest of Jason Pierre-Paul, someone who hadnât played much before entering the draft, but is an athlete who can adapt to become a performer in the NFL.
And one more thing on Revis...
"NFL Total Access" ended with anchor Scott Hanson dramatically saying the Revis trade has changed NFL Network forever. In the show's last segment, it was revealed that a 20-foot mural of Revis in a Jets uniform is on display at one of the NFL Network soundstages, something that will have to be changed before the start of the 2013 season.
Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" Monday through Thursday this week at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.