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Doug Martin, Lavonte David, Mark Barron make all-rookie team

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January

The Bucs’ hopes for future success hinge, in part, on the performance of its 2012 draft class.

And that class is off to a good start if the postseason awards are any indication.

Three Bucs – running back Doug Martin, safety Mark Barron and linebacker Lavonte David – have been named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team, released today.

None of the three selections should come as a surprise to anyone who watched the Bucs this season.

Martin rushed for a franchise rookie record 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, the second-best single-season effort in club history. David was the team’s leading tackler, registering a team-high 139 tackles and playing in every sub-package on defense. Barron, who at times had some rookie struggles, finished strong and was the team’s third-leading tackler, with 89.

Here is the full PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team:

OFFENSE

QB Robert Griffin III,  Redskins

RB Alfred Morris, Redskins

RB Doug Martin, Buccaneers

WR T.Y. Hilton, Colts

WR Justin Blackmon, Jaguars

TE Dwayne Allen, Colts

Center — None

OG Kevin Zeitler, Bengals

OG Amini Silatolu, Panthers

OT Matt Kalil, Vikings

OT Mitchell Schwartz, Browns

DEFENSE

DL Fletcher Cox, Eagles

DL Chandler Jones, Patriots

DL Bruce Irvin, Seahawks

DL Michael Brockers, Rams

LB Bobby Wagner, Seahawks

LB Luke Kuechly, Panthers

LB Lavonte David, Buccaneers

CB Casey Hayward, Packers

CB Janoris Jenkins, Rams

S Harrison Smith, Vikings

S Mark Barron, Buccaneers

SPECIALISTS

PK Blair Walsh, Vikings

P Bryan Anger, Jaguars

PR T.Y. Hilton, Colts

KR David Wilson, Giants

ST Johnson Bademosi, Browns

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