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Bucs turning to agents to help build mock draft board



Here's another example of some forward thinking by Bucs general manager Mark Dominik when it comes to the draft.

Tampa Bay's scouting department has been asking individual agents for feedback about where they believe the players they represent will be selected in order to build its mock draft board.

There was a time when teams shared some information to help predict how the draft might fall. But there are too many smokescreens in what some general managers decribe as 'liar's poker,' leading up to the draft. So Dominik and his staff has gone directly to agents to get a better picture of where a player might fall.

"It's one of the few different ways we're able to compare our evaluations to others to see if there's much daylight, plus or minus,'' said Bucs communications director Jonathan Grella.


[Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2011 3:04pm]


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