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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

College FA: Bucs Find Another Young Giant

Continuing a trend which started with the drafting of Josh Freeman, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added yet another man-mountain to the offensive line pool.

This time, it's Cory Brandon, offensive tackle from Oklahoma University.  Brandon is 6'7" and 324 lbs, which fits right in with the height already accumulated up front.

What makes Brandon an interesting prospect is he is exceptionally young.  Although at Oklahoma for four years, he played as a freshman but was injured early, receiving a medial hardship which provided an extra year of college eligibility.  However, he played in all 13 games last season (starting 7, including filling in at left tackle for Trent Williams for the final two games of the season), and so he chose to forego his extra season.

Some pre-draft reviews:

While most likely needing some time to develop, Brandon fits the mold the Buccaneers are looking for and is a strong candidate for practice squad development.

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