Ted Sundquist spent 16 years with the Denver Broncos; beginning in 1992 as Player Personnel Assistant and elevating his way through the ranks until being promoted to General Manager in 2001.
Sundquist was the second-longest regining GM in Broncos history, and orchestrated the trade that sent Clinton Portis to Washington in exchange for future Hall of Fame CB Champ Bailey and a second round pick.
Now, Sundquist spends his time as a draft expert, working for the NFL Network and TheFootballEducator.com.
The former Air Force Academy fullback joined the Ron and Ian Show Thursday morning, and gave his insight on the on-going Darelle Revis trade saga, acknowledging that there are several factors to consider for Tampa Bay in making the trade. He also gives his thoughts on the upcoming draft, as well as the Bucs' selections in recent years.
"Over the past four years, in the top three rounds, where you hope you can find the core of your football team, it's great to hit in the fourth through the seventh and it's always exciting to find a guy that everybody passed on," Sundquist said, "And even you (Tampa Bay) did early on, but those first 90 picks or so, first 100 picks, you really need to be dead on.
"And Tampa's gone defense 9-out-of-12 picks over the last four years and yet their defense right now under two different regimes is sitting at the bottom of the league. So you have to kind of question when those players are going to eventually kick in, if at all."
Last year, the Bucs' early-round picks seem to be "dead on." Safety Mark Barron (First round, 7th overall), running back Doug Martin (First round, 31st overall), and linebacker Lavonte David (Second round, 58th overall) were all named to various All-Rookie Teams for 2012.
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