Look for Mason Foster to remain at middle linebacker
While we can only offer an educated guess on where second-round pick Lavonte David will play, we now can pretty much write in stone that Mason Foster will be the Bucs' middle linebacker.
That's one thing that's been clarified in this draft. The Bucs ended last week's voluntary veteran minicamp leaning toward keeping Foster as their middle linebacker, but they stopped well short of committing. But after selecting David, coach Greg Schiano said he will be an outside linebacker -- either weak-side or strong-side. Quincy Black is likely to play opposite David.
While the Bucs don't feel any pressure to publicly commit to linebacker roles for a while, according to Schiano, this move does bring some closure to Foster's situation and allows him to concentrate on where he'll play in 2012.