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NFL Draft

The NFL combine is now underway and I can already hear Bucs fans clamoring for GM Mark Dominik to draft Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, or Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne. The Bucs currently hold the 5th pick in April’s draft, and it is expected that at least one… Read More

Now that the curtain has fallen on the 2011 NFL Draft. Everyone and their mother will grade the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft class and every other teams draft for that matter. By assigning a letter grade, which is utterly preposterous to say the least. What are they actually grading! Its not like the players have… Read More

With the 20th overall selection, in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Iowa  DE Adrian Clayborn . Bucs Central will have more information and our reaction to the selection of Clayborn shortly. Update: For comments from general manager Mark Dominik and head coach Raheem Morris on the thought… Read More

With the Bucs willing to look at more hybrid type defensive end / outside linebackers who offer more versatility to play in head coach – defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’ bastardized evolution of a scheme, the team is leaving no stone unturned in an effort to bolster there pass rush as Stephen Holder, of the St.Petersburg… Read More

With the pre-draft process in full swing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are visiting with North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little, reports Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post. Little who was suspended for the entire 2010 college football season for violating NCAA rules, for his involvement with an agent measured in at 6-foot-2 3/8 and… Read More

After dominating the colligate ranks in 2010, Da’Quan Bowers elected to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft. At 6-foot-3, 280-pounds Bowers was considered a consensuses top three pick that is until a bothersome knee injury that required surgery to repair a torn meniscus forced him to sit out agility… Read More

Buccaneers Beat Writer Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune had an interesting tidbit of draft related news, in his most recent compilation article surrounding the team. Sighting unnamed sources, Cummings penned a paragraph in which he states the Bucs are desperate for a legitimate speed burner at the receiver position. That can blow the top… Read More

After reading what Michael Band of DraftAce.com recently did by using Pro-Football-Reference.com "Career Approximate Value" to determine draft slotting per round through the first three rounds we here at Bucs Central decided to expand on the idea a little further and run it through all sevens rounds. In order to accomplish this task we needed… Read More

With reports surfacing that Ndamukong Suh, the top rated defensive tackle prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft has a visit setup with the Bucs on April 13, a week before the draft. It seems his stock has been falling of late. Many draft pundits continue to rank Oklahoma's Gerlad McCoy slightly above Suh with the… Read More

Many fans have been foaming at the mouth in the hopes that either one of the elite defensive tackle prospects in Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh or Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy, somehow falls to number three and is on the board when the Buccaneers are on the clock. Some are even salivating over the likes of Tennessee safety… Read More

Four Downs makes its debut appearance on Bucs Central. The column will be used to give opinions, analysis or too answer questions on the latest happenings surrounding the team each week or when warranted. In this weeks edition Bucs Central newest contributor The White Tiger - takes a look at building a winner in the… Read More

The East West Shrine Game Practices are set to begin this week in Orlando, Florida. With the game being held in state, it should allow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ scouts, coaches and front office a birds-eye view of practices. It marks the 85th time the game has been played. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m… Read More

With the draft just three months away it’s time for a little bit of Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft history. Since the inception of the franchise in 1976, the Buccaneers have never drafted a player at the third overall spot in the first round of the NFL draft. The team has selected first overall four times… Read More