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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Defense, again



The Bucs went with defense in the first round for a second straight year, drafting Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib.

Talib So, what to make of this? Well, I, for one, am a little surprised.

Given the fact that Devin Thomas, the Michigan State receiver, fell to No. 20 and USF's Mike Jenkins was there to be had, it was hard to see this one coming. When you consider Talib's reported history of marijuana use, it's a little perplexing.

The Bucs definitely had to address this position in this draft, so the pick is no surprise from that standpoint. And, Talib is considered a dominant cornerback, so it's hard to knock him as a player.

We hope to get a little more perspective on the pick in a few minutes when coach Jon Gruden takes a few questions from the assembled media.

(Pictured - Aqib Talib. Getty Images, 2007)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]


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