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And then speed: Bucs finish draft with Wyoming WR Herron

After piling up impressive size with their first five draft picks, the Bucs closed Saturday's draft with the speed they covet at receiver, landing Wyoming's Robert Herron in the sixth round.

Asked what he likes about the speedy Herron, Bucs coach Lovie Smith simply said "4.31," referring to his 40-yard time -- he was hand-timed even faster duriing his pro day at Wyoming.

Herron caught 17 touchdown passes in the last two years at Wyoming, grabbing 72 balls for 937 yards last season after averaging 21.2 yards per catch as a junior. The Bucs have a strong personal connection on their staff in QBs coach Marcus Arroyo, who was Wyoming's offensive coordinator and recruited him out of Los Angeles to play for the Cowboys.

Herron's selection meant the Bucs had used all six 2014 draft picks on offense, the first time they've done that in 39 drafts as a franchise.

[Last modified: Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:49pm]

    

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