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After Aguayo, ranking Bucs' all-time FSU draft picks



When the Bucs took Vernon Hargreaves on Thursday, we took the chance to go back and rank Tampa Bay's all-time draft picks from the Gators, so after the selection of kicker Roberto Aguayo on Friday night in the second round, we're doing the same for the 12 Seminoles drafted by the Bucs.

As a caveat, it's hard to accurately rank Jameis Winston on a career list after only one season. We could leave him out completely and just say it's too early. To put him where we have him is not to slight him or anyone else on this list -- he could someday finish atop this list, and there would be no shame in finishing second, but we don't want to take away from longer achievements from earlier FSU Bucs.

The only school to produce more Bucs draft picks all-time? Alabama, with 13. And that could change in four more picks today ...

11. Lamarr Glenn, FB (1999, 6th): Never played a snap, for Bucs or any other NFL team. He's now the athletic director at Banneker High School in College Park, Ga.

10. Clifton Abraham, DB (1995, 5th): Only played in six games for the Bucs, playing three games with other NFL teams, then playing three season in the CFL. His son Devin started all 13 games at USF last year as a sophomore safety.

9. Terry Anthony, WR (1990, 11th): Only played in 10 games, nine in 1991, but managed four catches for 51 yards. He's now an administrator and the track coach at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach.

8. Shevin Smith, DB (1998-6): Played in 19 games over two seasons with the Bucs. Has run into trouble with drug-related arrests in Tampa, including possession of cocaine in 2007, battery in 2009 and possession and sale of cocaine in 2010.

7. Dekoda Watson, LB (2010-7): Great career for a seventh-rounder -- special-teams standout with Bucs finished with 106 tackles in four seasons. Has bounced around to Jaguars, Cowboys and Patriots over the last two seasons.

6. Lawrence Dawsey, WR (1991-3): Spent five produtive years with the Bucs, totaling 206 catches for 2,842 yards and five touchdowns. Coached at USF and has spent the past nine years back at FSU as their receivers coach.

5. Geno Hayes, LB (2008-6): Stayed with Bucs for four years, piling up 257 tackles and four interceptions in 42 starts in Tampa Bay. Played for Bears in 2012 and had two years as a starter with Jaguars.

4. Dexter Jackson, S (1999-4): Super Bowl MVP in the Bucs' win over Raiders after the 2002 season. Played a combined six years in two stints with Tampa Bay, getting 42 starts and eight interceptions along the way. Also played for Cardinals and Bengals and still lives locally.

3. Jameis Winston, QB (2015-1): Made the Pro Bowl in his only NFL season, throwing for 4,000-plus yards and scoring 28 total touchdowns while helping the Bucs improve from 2-14 to 6-10 in his rookie year. Franchise quarterback as the team works to return to the playoffs.

2. Warrick Dunn, RB (1997-1): Still the team's No. 3 all-time rusher, played six years with the Bucs -- 4,986 rushing yards, another 2,704 receiving with 28 touchdowns. His work in helping more than 140 single moms get homes is an amazing career of community service.

1. Derrick Brooks, LB (1995-1): Hall of Famer now in Bucs' Ring of Honor, beloved by Bucs fans for much more than being the franchise's all-time leading tackler. Still works with Tampa Bay Storm and NFL and proud to have a charter high school in Tampa bearing his name.

[Last modified: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:04am]


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