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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Young Core Defense Is Flush With Youth


To build a team through the draft means to build a nucleus of young players and allow them to mature and gain experience through rotation during the season.  You need to find youth which is talented enough to get into a positional rotation or youth which can develop on the coverage teams and find it's way into the rotation later.

Knowing this, it makes sense to find draft needs by looking at the young core of players instead of the current starting lineup.  If the starting lineup has a need, free agency is probably the right place to look since experience is needed immediately.  In the case of the 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers young players need more experience (i.e. the rebuilding process means creating depth across the board).  The status of the rebuilding process can also be measured by looking at the young core.

To build this chart of the Young Core Defense, I took the most recent Buccaneers team depth chart and roster (both of which have been a moving target all year) and placed all the defensive players with four years of experience or less (because the average NFL player has a 3.5 year career).  I ignored players on the practice squad as they are under a less-binding contract structure.  This provides a glimpse of the "core" of the defense (players listed in order of years of NFL experience)


LCB  Talib, Aqib (3); Biggers, E.J. (2); Johnson, DJ (2)
LDE  White, Stylez (4); Bennett, Michael (2); Gilbeaux, Brandon (0)
2DT  Miller, Roy (2); Price, Brian (0)
3DT  Okam, Frank (3); McCoy, Gerald (0); Woods, Al (0)
WLB  Hayes, Geno (3); McKenzie, Tyrone (2)
MLB  Hayward, Adam (4)
SLB  Black, Quincy (4); Watson, Dekoda (0)
RDE  Crowder, Tim (4); Moore, Kyle (2); Magee, Alex (2); Johnson, George (0)
RCB  Mack, Elbert (3); Lewis, Myron (0)
SS  Harris, Dominique (0); Asante, Larry (0)
FS  Jackson, Tanard (4); Lynch, Corey (3); Grimm, Cody (0)
K  Barth, Connor(3)

The constant influx of young players to this side of the ball in 2010 has created a very healthy looking chart for the offseason.

We'll use this information for our analysis leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Injured Reserve Brimming With Talent

With just two weeks remaining in the 2010 season, the Buccaneers have amassed one-fourth of a regular season roster on their Injured Reserve.  The 13 players on the Injured Reserve list are:


50Alston, JonLBRES6'0"2356/4/19835Stanford
58Black, QuincyOLBRES6'2"2402/28/19844New Mexico
69Dotson, DemarTRES6'9"31510/11/19852Southern Mississippi
52Faine, JeffCRES6'3"2914/6/19818Notre Dame
72Gilbeaux, BrandonDERES6'3"2706/9/19870Delaware
35Grimm, CodyFSRES6'1"2032/26/19870Virginia Tech
32Huggins, KareemRBRES5'9"1985/24/19861Hofstra
75Joseph, DavinGRES6'3"31311/22/19835Oklahoma
93McCoy, GeraldDTRES6'4"2952/25/19880Oklahoma
94Moore, KyleDERES6'5"27210/25/19862USC
92Price, BrianDTRES6'1"3034/10/19890UCLA
25Talib, AqibCBRES6'1"2052/13/19863Kansas
36Jackson, TanardFSSUS6'0"2007/21/19854Syracuse

Black, Faine, Joseph, McCoy, Moore, Talib, and Jackson were opening day starters.  Grimm replaced Jackson when he was suspended by the NFL.  Huggins had started getting carries when he was injured versus New Orleans.  Price had started to earn more snaps on defense.  Alston, Dotson, and Gilbeaux went on IR before the first snap of 2010.

These 13 will be added to the end of season 53-man roster along with the 8 men on the practice squad resulting in 74 players on the offseason roster.  This means there will be only 6 open spots remaining on the offseason 80-man roster -- and a complete slate of 7 men coming in the 2011 draft.

It will be another interesting offseason!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Draft Class Rankings: Buccaneer Games Played

When thinking about how to rank the Buccaneer Drafts, one of the first measures which came to mind was how each contributed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Not just by being drafted nor by making the roster; the player can only have an impact on the franchise by being on the field on game day.

To that end, I have constructed the following graph of the total number of games played as a Buccaneer for all players in the specified draft class:


Clearly, the 1987 Draft Class and the 1997 Draft Class made big contributions to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on game days and are far and away the two most significant draft classes by this measure (raw data will be posted in the near future when I'm done playing with it).  A clear cut winner cannot be established yet as 1997 Draftee Ronde Barber has not completed his career.

On the flip side, the 1989 Draft Class and the 2002 Draft Class have to be considered (as entire classes) to be major underperformers.  It's too early to make the call on the 2008 - 2010 drafts as many of those players are still on the roster.

The two "low point" marks on the graph appear to (in general) divide the classes as well as the fortunes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into three significant parts.  The pre-1988 era was one of inconsistency and mixed results on the field.  The 1990-2001 era which ended with a SuperBowl shows a generally larger per-class contribution, and the post 2002 era which we are in now.

We'll be keeping our eyes on these trends and look for others as we continue to break down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft fortunes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Buccaneers Made Waiver Wire Play for Shawn Merriman

From USAToday, Week 7, 2010:
"The Bucs put in a waiver claim on former Chargers linebacker Shawn Merriman, who went to the Buffalo Bills. The Bucs are looking to improve their pass rush. Tampa Bay has just five sacks from their defensive line in seven games."

This tells us the Buccaneers are looking for someone with pass rush abilities at the Sam linebacker, or outside on the strong side of the offense.  This position is currently held by Quincy Black.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Midseason Look At The Young Core Offense

To build a team through the draft means to build a nucleus of young players and allow them to mature and gain experience through rotation during the season.  You need to find youth which is talented enough to get into a positional rotation or youth which can develop on the coverage teams and find it's way into the rotation later.

Knowing this, it makes sense to find draft needs by looking at the young core of players instead of the current starting lineup.  If the starting lineup has a need, free agency is probably the right place to look since experience is needed immediately.  In the case of the 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers young players need more experience (i.e. the rebuilding process means creating depth across the board).  The status of the rebuilding process can also be measured by looking at the young core.

To build this chart of the Young Core Offense, I took the most recent Buccaneers team depth chart and roster (both of which have been a moving target all year) and placed all the offensive players with four years of experience or less (because the average NFL player has a 3.5 year career).  I ignored players on the practice squad as they are under a less-binding contract structure.  This provides a glimpse of the "core" of the offense (players listed in order of years of NFL experience):

XWR:  Spurlock, Micheal (3 years NFL Experience); Williams, Mike (0 years/Rookie)
QB:  Johnson, Josh (3); Freeman, Josh (2); Carpenter, Rudy (2)
RB:  Huggins, Kareem (1, IR); Blount, LeGarrette (0)
FB:  Lumpkin, Kregg (2)
YWR:  Stroughter, Sammie (2); Benn, Arrelious (0); Parker, Preston (0)
TE:  Purvis, Ryan (1); Lorig, Erik (0)
RT:  Lee, James (3); Hardman, Derek (0)
RG: 
C:  Zuttah, Jeremy (3)
LG:  Larsen, Ted (0)
LT:  Dotson, Demar (2, IR); Barker, Will (0)
LS:  
P:  Malone, Robert(0)

With the recent influx of offensive line players due to a rash of injuries, this chart looks much healthier.

We'll use this chart for out analysis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer needs for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

What We've Learned About The Offensive Line

I've predicted that 2011 will be an important offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to use in addressing the offensive line.  Let's take a look at what we know about the offensive line based on moves made by General Manager Mark Dominik during the 2010 season.

The five men slotted into their best positions make up the opening day roster for 2010.  That means Penn, Vincent, Faine, Joseph, and Trueblood are the core and the five best offensive linemen on the team. 

On the inside (Center and both Guard positions), the Buccaneers rotated Jeremy Zuttah with Keydrick Vincent.  When Faine went down, Zuttah and Vincent moved into the starting role, and young Ted Larsen was promoted from the practice squad.  So the order is Faine and Joesepth, then Vincent and Zuttah, then Larsen.


On the edge (both Tackle postitions), Penn and Trueblood are the top two.  2010 Injured Reserve member Demar Dotson not only played some right tackle in 2009, he also spent most of the summer of 2010 in camps and OTAs covering for Donald Penn at left tackle.  When Trueblood was injured, the Buccaneers sent in James Lee, who started while Trueblood was on the inactive list.  Through the 2010 injury situation, the next player brought to the practice squad was Derek Hardman.  Finally, Will Barker was promoted from the practice squad.  So, in order, it's Penn and Trueblood, followed by Dotson and Lee, then Hardman and Barker.

The 2010 season is half over and it's important to try to build as clear a picture as possible on what the Buccaneers believe they have.  By doing so, we'll know exactly what the Buccaneers do not think they have.  And that will help us in our analysis leading to the 2011 Draft.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tampa Bay Replenishes Practice Squad

The Buccaneers have added two players to the practice squad.  C John Malecki was previously with the Tennessee Titans.  TE Nathan Overbay was previously with the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos.  Both went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The vacancies were created when TE Ryan Purvis and T Derek Hardman moved from the practice squad to the active roster.

Purvis replaces the released TE Jeremy Stephens, who's multiple run-ins with the law may have finally ended his NFL career.  Hardman replaced FB Chris Pressley, who was released, to add depth to the offensive line since G Keydrick Vincent was unable to start due to a back injury.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1991 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (7) Charles McRae, T, Tennessee
3 (66) Lawrence Dawsey, WR, Florida State
3 (80) Robert Wilson, FB, Texas A&M
4 (93) Tony Covington, SS, Virginia
5 (120) Terry Bagsby, --, East Texas Baptist
5 (136) Tim Ryan, G, Notre Dame
6 (147) Rhett Hall, DE, California
7 (174) Calvin Tiggle, LB, Georgia Tech
8 (207) Marty Carter, FS, Middle Tennessee State
9 (233) Treamelle Taylor, --, Nevada-Reno
10 (260) Pat O'Hara, QB, USC
10 (265) Hyland Hickson, --, Michigan State
11 (287) Mike Sunvold, --, Minnesota
12 (314) Al Chamblee, LB, Virginia Tech

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1987 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (1) Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami (Fla.)
2 (36) Ricky Reynolds, DB, Washington State
2 (50) Winston Moss, LB, Miami (Fla.)
2 (51) Don Smith, RB, Mississippi State
3 (57) Mark Carrier, WR, Nicholls State
4 (84) Don Graham, LB, Penn State
4 (87) Ron Hall, TE, Hawaii
4 (106) Bruce Hill, WR, Arizona State
5 (135) Henry Rolling, LB, Nevada-Reno
5 (137) Tony Mayes, DB, Kentucky
6 (143) Steve Bartalo, RB, Colorado State
7 (169) Curt Jarvis, NT, Alabama
7 (190) Harry Swayne, T, Rutgers
8 (197) Stan Mataele, NT, Arizona
9 (224) Joe Armentrout, --, Wisconsin
9 (246) Greg Davis, K, The Citadel
10 (252) Mike Simmonds, G, Indiana State
11 (280) Reggie Taylor, --, Cincinnati
12 (308) Scott Cooper, DE, Nebraska-Kearney
12 (313) Mike Shula, QB, Alabama
Supplemental (0) Dan Sileo, NT, Miami (Fla.)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1994 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (6) Trent Dilfer, QB, Fresno State
2 (34) Errict Rhett, RB, Florida
3 (69) Harold Bishop, TE, Louisiana State
5 (136) Pete Pierson, T, Washington
6 (165) Bernard Carter, LB, East Carolina
7 (200) Jim Pyne, C, Virginia Tech

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1990 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (4) Keith McCants, DE, Alabama
2 (30) Reggie Cobb, RB, Tennessee
4 (87) Jesse Anderson, TE, Mississippi State
4 (108) Tony Mayberry, C, Wake Forest
5 (114) Ian Beckles, G, Indiana
6 (141) Derrick Douglas, RB, Louisiana Tech
7 (171) Donnie Gardner, DE, Kentucky
9 (224) Terry Cook, --, Fresno State
10 (254) Mike Busch, --, Iowa State
11 (281) Terry Anthony, WR, Florida State
12 (307) Todd Hammel, --, Stephen F. Austin St.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1993 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (6) Eric Curry, DE, Alabama
2 (34) Demetrius DuBose, OLB, Notre Dame
3 (60) Lamar Thomas, WR, Miami (Fla.)
3 (82) John Lynch, DB, Stanford
4 (91) Rudy Harris, RB, Clemson
4 (104) Horace Copeland, WR, Miami (Fla.)
6 (145) Chidi Ahanotu, DT, California
7 (176) Tyree Davis, WR, Central Arkansas
8 (220) Darrick Branch, --, Hawaii
8 (224) Daron Alcorn, --, Akron

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (12) Warren Sapp, DT, Miami (Fla.)
1 (28) Derrick Brooks, OLB, Florida State
2 (43) Melvin Johnson, SAF, Kentucky
4 (105) Jerry Wilson, DB, Southern University
5 (143) Clifton Abraham, CB, Florida State
6 (179) Wardell Rouse, LB, Clemson
7 (215) Steve Ingram, T, Maryland
7 (227) Jeff Rodgers, --, Texas A&M - Kingsville

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1988 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (4) Paul Gruber, T, Wisconsin
2 (53) Lars Tate, RB, Georgia
4 (83) Robert Goff, DE, Auburn
4 (86) John Bruhin, G, Tennessee
4 (107) Monte Robbins, --, Michigan
5 (113) William Howard, RB, Tennessee
6 (163) Shawn Lee, NT, North Alabama
7 (167) Kerry Goode, RB, Alabama
8 (198) Anthony Simpson, --, East Carolina
9 (225) Reuben Davis, DE, North Carolina
11 (279) Frank Pillow, WR, Tennessee State
12 (310) Victor Jones, LB, Virginia Tech

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1985 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (8) Ron Holmes, DE, Washington
3 (64) Ervin Randle, LB, Baylor
4 (92) Mike Heaven, --, Illinois
7 (176) Mike Prior, DB, Illinois State
8 (204) Phil Freeman, WR, Arizona
9 (232) Steve Calabria, --, Colgate
10 (260) Donald Igwebuike, K, Clemson
11 (288) Punkin Williams, --, Memphis
12 (316) Jim Rockford, DB, Oklahoma
12 (330) James Melka, LB, Wisconsin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1981 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (7) Hugh Green, LB, Pittsburgh
2 (34) James Wilder, RB, Missouri
4 (89) John Holt, DB, West Texas A&M
8 (199) Denver Johnson, --, Tulsa
9 (228) Mike Ford, QB, Southern Methodist
10 (254) Ken McCune, --, Texas
11 (283) Johnny Ray Smith, DB, Lamar
12 (310) Brad White, NT, Tennessee

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1989 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (6) Broderick Thomas, LB, Nebraska
2 (33) Danny Peebles, WR, North Carolina State
4 (90) Anthony Florence, CB, Bethune-Cookman
5 (117) Jamie Lawson, RB, Nicholls State
6 (146) Chris Mohr, P, Alabama
6 (154) Derrick Little, --, South Carolina
8 (200) Carl Bax, G, Missouri
9 (230) Patrick Egu, RB, Nevada-Reno
10 (257) Ty Granger, --, Clemson
11 (284) Rod Mounts, --, Texas A&M - Kingsville
11 (290) Willie Griffin, DE, Nebraska
11 (302) Herb Duncan, --, Northern Arizona
12 (329) Terry Young, --, Georgia Southern

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (45) Randy Grimes, C, Baylor
3 (72) Jeremiah Castille, DB, Alabama
4 (99) Kelly Thomas, T, USC
5 (131) Tony Chickillo, NT, Miami (Fla.)
6 (148) Gene Branton, WR, Texas Southern
6 (158) Ken Kaplan, T, New Hampshire
7 (185) Weldon Ledbetter, --, Oklahoma
8 (212) John Samuelson, --, Azusa Pacific
9 (238) Hasson Arbubakrr, DE, Texas Tech
10 (270) Darius Durham, WR, San Diego
11 (297) Mark Witte, TE, North Texas
12 (324) John Higginbotham, --, Northeastern State (Okla.)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1982 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (17) Sean Farrell, G, Penn State
2 (32) Booker Reese, DE, Bethune-Cookman
3 (74) Jerry Bell, TE, Arizona State
3 (83) John Cannon, DE, William & Mary
4 (103) Dave Barrett, RB, Houston
5 (128) Jeff Davis, LB, Clemson
6 (158) Andre Tyler, WR, Stanford
7 (185) Tom Morris, DB, Michigan State
8 (212) Kelvin Atkins, LB, Illinois
9 (242) Bob Lane, --, Louisiana-Monroe
12 (325) Michael Morton, RB, Nevada-Las Vegas

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1996 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (12) Regan Upshaw, DE, California
1 (22) Marcus Jones, DT, North Carolina
2 (35) Mike Alstott, FB, Purdue
3 (71) Donnie Abraham, CB, East Tennessee State
4 (96) Jason Odom, T, Florida
4 (104) Eric Austin, DB, Jackson State
5 (140) Jason Maniecki, DT, Wisconsin
6 (180) Nilo Silvan, WR, Tennessee
7 (221) Reggie Rusk, DB, Kentucky

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1980 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (22) Ray Snell, G, Wisconsin
2 (49) Kevin House, WR, Southern Illinois
3 (76) Scot Brantley, LB, Florida
4 (102) Larry Flowers, DB, Texas Tech
7 (186) Jim Leonard, C, Santa Clara
8 (213) Derrick Goddard, --, Drake
9 (240) Gerald Carter, WR, Texas A&M
10 (267) Andy Hawkins, LB, Texas A&M - Kingsville
10 (275) Brett Davis, --, Nevada-Las Vegas
11 (299) Terry Jones, --, Central Oklahoma
12 (326) Gene Coleman, --, Miami (Fla.)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (34) Jacquez Green, WR, Florida
2 (45) Brian Kelly, DB, USC
3 (84) Jamie Duncan, MLB, Vanderbilt
4 (104) Todd Washington, C, Virginia Tech
6 (175) James Cannida, DT, Nevada-Reno
6 (184) Shevin Smith, DB, Florida State
7 (212) Chance McCarty, --, Texas Christian

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1999 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (15) Anthony McFarland, DT, Louisiana State
2 (50) Shaun King, QB, Tulane
3 (80) Martin Gramatica, K, Kansas State
4 (113) Dexter Jackson, DB, Florida State
5 (150) John McLaughlin, LB, California
6 (195) Lamarr Glenn, --, Florida State
7 (226) Robert Hunt, G, Virginia
7 (233) Autry Denson, RB, Notre Dame
7 (240) Darnell McDonald, WR, Kansas State

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1979 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (33) Greg Roberts, G, Oklahoma
2 (34) Gordon Jones, WR, Pittsburgh
3 (60) Jerry Eckwood, RB, Arkansas
3 (78) Reggie Lewis, DE, North Texas
3 (80) Rick Berns, RB, Nebraska
5 (133) Chuck Fusina, QB, Penn State
8 (217) Gene Sanders, T, Texas A&M
9 (225) Henry Vereen, --, Nevada-Las Vegas
11 (281) Bob Rippentrop, --, Fresno State
12 (307) David Logan, NT, Pittsburgh

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1978 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (17) Doug Williams, QB, Grambling State
2 (30) Johnny Davis, RB, Alabama
2 (44) Brett Moritz, G, Nebraska
6 (162) Elijah Marshall, --, North Carolina State
8 (196) John McGriff, --, Miami (Fla.)
9 (223) Willie Taylor, WR, Pittsburgh
10 (252) Aaron Brown, LB, Ohio State
12 (308) Kevin McLee, --, Georgia

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2000 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (51) Cosey Coleman, G, Tennessee
3 (90) Nate Webster, LB, Miami (Fla.)
5 (157) James Whalen, TE, Kentucky
6 (193) David Gibson, SAF, USC
7 (234) Joe Hamilton, QB, Georgia Tech

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1984 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (30) Keith Browner, LB, USC
3 (57) Fred Acorn, CB, Texas
4 (107) Mike Gunter, RB, Tulsa
4 (112) Ron Heller, T, Penn State
6 (142) Chris Washington, LB, Iowa State
7 (169) Jay Carroll, TE, Minnesota
8 (198) Fred Robinson, DE, Miami (Fla.)
9 (225) Rick Mallory, G, Washington
10 (254) Jim Gallery, K, Minnesota
11 (281) Blair Kiel, QB, Notre Dame
12 (310) Thad Jemison, --, Ohio State
USFL Supplemental Draft:   Steve Young, QB, Brigham Young

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (14) Kenyatta Walker, T, Florida
3 (84) Dwight Smith, CB, Akron
4 (117) John Howell, DB, Colorado State
5 (151) Russ Hochstein, G, Nebraska
6 (174) Jameel Cook, RB, Illinois
6 (183) Ellis Wyms, DT, Mississippi State
7 (205) Dauntae Finger, --, North Carolina
7 (223) Than Merrill, DB, Yale
7 (234) Joe Tafoya, DE, Arizona

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2003 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (64) Dewayne White, DE, Louisville
3 (97) Chris Simms, QB, Texas
4 (130) Lance Nimmo, T, West Virginia
4 (133) Austin King, C, Northwestern
5 (168) Sean Mahan, G, Notre Dame
6 (205) Torrie Cox, CB, Pittsburgh

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2004 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (15) Michael Clayton, WR, Louisiana State
3 (79) Marquis Cooper, LB, Washington
4 (111) Will Allen, SAF, Ohio State
5 (146) Jeb Terry, G, North Carolina
6 (181) Nate Lawrie, TE, Yale
7 (206) Mark Jones, WR, Tennessee
7 (228) Casey Cramer, RB, Dartmouth
7 (252) Lenny Williams, CB, Southern University

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
3 (86) Marquise Walker, WR, Michigan
4 (119) Travis Stephens, RB, Tennessee
5 (157) Jermaine Phillips, DB, Georgia
6 (193) John Stamper, DE, South Carolina
7 (233) Tim Wansley, CB, Georgia
7 (250) Tracey Wistrom, --, Nebraska
7 (254) Aaron Lockett, --, Kansas State
7 (255) Zack Quaccia, --, Stanford

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
2 (44) Courtney Hawkins, WR, Michigan State
3 (59) Mark Wheeler, DT, Texas A&M
3 (79) Tyji Armstrong, TE, Mississippi
4 (86) Craig Erickson, QB, Miami (Fla.)
5 (118) Rogerick Green, DB, Kansas State
5 (132) Santana Dotson, DT, Baylor
6 (148) James Malone, --, UCLA
7 (184) Ken Swilling, DB, Georgia Tech
8 (200) Anthony McDowell, FB, Texas Tech
8 (222) Mike Pawlawski, QB, California
10 (254) Elijah Alexander, LB, Kansas State
11 (284) Mazio Royster, RB, USC
12 (311) Klaus Wilmsmeyer, P, Louisville

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1986 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (1) Bo Jackson, --, Auburn
1 (25) Rod Jones, DB, Southern Methodist
2 (28) Jackie Walker, LB, Jackson State
2 (40) Kevin Murphy, LB, Oklahoma
4 (83) Craig Swoope, DB, Illinois
5 (112) J.D. Maarleveld, T, Maryland
6 (165) Kevin Walker, DB, East Carolina
9 (223) Tommy Barnhardt, P, North Carolina
10 (250) Ben Reed, DE, Mississippi
11 (279) Mark Drenth, --, Purdue
12 (306) Clay Miller, T, Michigan
12 (324) Mike Crawford, RB, Arizona State

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1977 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (1) Ricky Bell, RB, USC
2 (29) Dave Lewis, LB, USC
3 (57) Charley Hannah, G, Alabama
8 (196) Randy Hedberg, QB, Minot State
9 (224) Byron Hemingway, --, Boston College
9 (251) Larry Mucker, WR, Arizona State
10 (252) Robert Morgan, --, Florida
10 (267) Aaron Ball, --, Cal State-Fullerton
10 (280) Chuck Rodgers, --, North Dakota State
12 (308) Chip Sheffield, --, Lenoir-Rhyne

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (1) Lee Roy Selmon, DE, Oklahoma
2 (30) Jimmy DuBose, RB, Florida
2 (60) Dewey Selmon, LB, Oklahoma
3 (61) Steve Young, T, Colorado
3 (91) Steve Maughan, --, Utah State
4 (121) Richard Appleby, --, Georgia
4 (124) Everett Little, G, Houston
5 (125) Michael Kelson, --, West Texas A&M
5 (154) Steve Wilson, C, Georgia
6 (158) Curtis Jordan, DB, Texas Tech
7 (183) Parnell Dickinson, QB, Mississippi Valley State
9 (238) Bruce Welch, --, Texas A&M
10 (267) Sid Smith, --, Brigham Young
11 (292) Melvin Washington, --, Colorado State
12 (321) George Ragsdale, RB, North Carolina A&T
13 (348) Brad Jenkins, --, Nebraska
14 (377) Carl Roaches, WR, Texas A&M
15 (404) Bob Dzierzak, --, Utah State
16 (433) Tommy West, --, Tennessee
17 (460) Jack Berry, --, Washington & Lee

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1997 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (12) Warrick Dunn, RB, Florida State
1 (16) Reidel Anthony, WR, Florida
2 (37) Jerry Wunsch, T, Wisconsin
3 (63) Frank Middleton, G, Arizona
3 (66) Ronde Barber, CB, Virginia
4 (128) Alshermond Singleton, LB, Temple
5 (137) Patrick Hape, TE, Alabama
6 (169) Al Harris, CB, Texas A&M – Kingsville
6 (197) Nigea Carter, –, Michigan State
7 (209) Anthony DeGrate, –, Stephen F. Austin St.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2005 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (5) Cadillac Williams, RB, Auburn
2 (36) Barrett Ruud, LB, Nebraska
3 (71) Alex Smith, TE, Stanford
3 (91) Chris Colmer, T, North Carolina State
4 (107) Dan Buenning, G, Wisconsin
5 (141) Donte Nicholson, DB, Oklahoma
5 (155) Larry Brackins, –, Pearl River CC MS
6 (178) Anthony Bryant, DT, Alabama
7 (221) Rick Razzano, RB, Mississippi
7 (225) Paris Warren, WR, Utah
7 (231) Hamza Abdullah, DB, Washington State
7 (253) J.R. Russell, WR, Louisville

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2006 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (23) Davin Joseph, G, Oklahoma
2 (59) Jeremy Trueblood, T, Boston College
3 (90) Maurice Stovall, WR, Notre Dame
4 (122) Alan Zemaitis, CB, Penn State
5 (156) Julian Jenkins, DE, Stanford
6 (194) Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Toledo
6 (202) T.J. Williams, TE, North Carolina State
7 (235) Justin Phinisee, CB, Oregon
7 (241) Charles Bennett, DE, Clemson
7 (244) Tim Massaquoi, TE, Michigan

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (4) Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
2 (35) Arron Sears, G, Tennessee
2 (64) Sabby Piscitelli, SAF, Oregon State
3 (68) Quincy Black, LB, New Mexico
4 (106) Tanard Jackson, FS, Syracuse
5 (141) Greg Peterson, DT, North Carolina Central
6 (182) Adam Hayward, LB, Portland State
7 (214) Chris Denman, T, Fresno State
7 (245) Marcus Hamilton, CB, Virginia
7 (246) Kenneth Darby, RB, Alabama

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008 NFL Draft Class

 Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (20) Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
2 (58) Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian State
3 (83) Jeremy Zuttah, G, Rutgers
4 (115) Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
5 (160) Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego
6 (175) Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida State
7 (238) Cory Boyd, RB, South Carolina

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2009 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (17) Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
3 (81) Roy Miller, DT, Texas
4 (117) Kyle Moore, DE, USC
5 (155) Xavier Fulton, T, Illinois
7 (217) E.J. Biggers, CB, Western Michigan
7 (233) Sammie Stroughter, WR, Oregon State

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2010 NFL Draft Class

Round (Overall) Player, Position, School
1 (3) Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
2 (35) Brian Price, DT, UCLA
2 (39) Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
3 (67) Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
4 (101) Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse
6 (172) Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech
7 (210) Cody Grimm, LB, Virginia Tech
7 (217) Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State
7 (253) Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford
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