TAMPA, FL (The Spread) – The Buccaneers hired a new offensive coordinator on Thursday night that could offer a glimpse into who they might draft with the No. 1 overall pick in April.
The Bucs tabbed Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator when they hired the playcaller on Thursday evening. Koetter oversaw an explosive Falcons’ offense over the last three years and will have a building-block to work with in No. 1 receiver Mike Evans.
But what’s uncertain at this point is whether or not the Bucs will draft Koetter’s future quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in April. The two top signal-callers in this year’s draft are Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston. And based on Koetter’s background, there’s a possibility that Mariota might be the most logical choice.
Even though Koetter doesn’t run an offense anywhere near the system that the Ducks run in Eugene, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich coached under Koetter for nine straight seasons. Those coaching stops include Oregon, Boise State and Arizona State, so Koetter is sure to speak with Helfrich plenty about Mariota leading up to this year’s draft.