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Early Indications Point To Succesful Draft Grade

After re-landscaping my back yard the past few weeks ( 30-yards of top soil, 11 pallets of grass and six trees) – figuring out how I would deal with my teenage daughter and the looming prom curfew and the dreaded just another notch in a boys belt buckle speech I finally got around to you know, the draft.

Initial I had thought the team would have targeted a defensive tackle and defensive end in the first two rounds, but seeing as how even the tweener types came off the board in the first round, the selection of UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price added to Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, whom the team selected with the third overall pick in the first round was a solid move and one that should pay huge dividends in the near future.

The double dipping into the receiver pool with the second round selection of Illinois receiver Arrelious Benn and the selection of Syracuse receiver Mike Williams in the fourth should provide the Bucs with not one, but two players with the upside and potential to become legitimate number one options down the road.

The selection that hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity is the pick sandwiched in between Benn and Williams the teams third round selection, Myron Lewis out of Vanderbilt, a tall rangy corner with great press technique and zone instincts.

Overall Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik successfully completed his second draft and based on names on paper, everyone from the local media to the national media are touting the early returns as a great success.

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