Bucs awarded 7th round compensatory pick
The Bucs were awarded a seventh-round compensatory draft pick - No. 238 overall -- by the NFL Friday.
That gives Tampa Bay eight overall selections in the 2011 NFL draft - one each for Rounds 1-6 and two picks in the seventh round.
A total of 32 compensatory picks were awarded to 23 teams Friday. Under the rules, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. In 2010, the Bucs lost S Will Allen to the Pittsburgh Steelers and DE Jimmy Wilkerson to the New Orleans Saints will signing S Sean Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles.