With the 222nd and 238th overall picks respectively in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select FIU cornerback Anthony Gaitor and Idaho tight end Daniel Hardy. Bucs Central will have more on the selections of Gaitor and Hardy shortly.
Gaitor was a very productive player for FIU. Playing in 48 games he shined through as a play maker evident by his 11 interceptions, three returned for touchdowns, 19 tackles for loss, 165 total tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 24 passes defensed. Has good hands, loose hips, good closing burst and can drop down in the box and be a sure tackler.
Hardy missed five games in 2010 due to a broken arm but still managed to produce 32 catches for 545 yards and 1 touchdown. He capped off his collegiate career with 80 receptions for 1,364 yards and 6 touchdowns in 28 games. A smooth route runner, solid hands and special teams player Hardy has a chance to battle hold overs Ryan Purvis and Nathan Overbay for a spot on the 53-man roster.