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Bucs in the market for corners

by Roland Johnson on March 29, 2009

With everyone around the NFL knowing the Buccaneers are in the market for a corner, the team is not trying to hide the fact that they will draft one and quite possibly two come April.

After keeping tabs through various internet sites and press clippings of who the team has set up private workouts with. They are diffidently looking for corners who are physical at the line of scrimmage, have great closing burst and good recovery speed as well as good hands as all seven of the prospects the team has invited to One Buc Place for workouts all have the same qualities based on their respective scouting reports.

Alphonso Smith – 5’10 – 190 -  Wake Forest (1st-2nd round projection)

DJ Moore – 5’10 – 192 – Vanderbilt (1st-2nd round projection)

Lardarius Webb – 5’10 – 185 Nicholls State (5th round projection)

Joe Burnett – 5’10 – 192 – Central Florida (5th-6th round projection)

Greg Toler – 5’11 – 190 – St Pauls (7th-undrafted projection)

Don Carey – 5’11 – 192 – Norfolk State (7th-undrafted projection)

EJ Biggers – 5’11 – 180 – Western Michigan (7th-undrafted projection)

It would seem the team has heavy interest in these seven corners, as well as a group of about five defensive tackles, which include Ron Brace, Sammie Lee Hill, Chris Baker, Terrance Knighton, Roy Miller who have all been invited for private workouts.

For the most part the players the team has been targeting, all carry low first round or lower grades which leads to speculation they could be looking for a trading partner come draft day.

The lone exception to this has been that of Percy Harvin & Josh Freeman who have been hoovering around the middle of the first round. If both players are off the board when the Bucs are on the clock look for general manager Mark Dominik to be working the phones actively trying to get out of making a pick at nineteen.

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