Bucs lose coin flip, will pick fourth
Bucs general manager Bruce Allen said heads Friday morning and lost. The Cleveland Browns will pick third in the April 28-29 draft, the Bucs will pick fourth.
The Bucs last drafted in the top four in 1990. They took Alabama linebacker/defensive end Keith McCants.
This year, Tampa Bay also has two second-round picks: the 35th choice overall, plus the last pick of the second round, obtained from Indianapolis in a midseason trade of defensive tackle Anthony McFarland.
Some of the athletes possibly available in the first round when the Bucs pick are Wisconsin offensive lineman Joe Thomas (read story here) and Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson.