Meet Adam Hayward
Position: Outside linebacker.
College: Portland State.
Highlights/stats: Hayward, who had Bucs OLB Derrick Brooks' picture on his wall growing up, played six different positions and wore five different jersey numbers at two schools during his college career. He played free safety, strong safety, tailback and flanker in three seasons at Colorado State. At Portland State, he played defensive end before hitting his stride at outside linebacker. As a senior, he led the team with 104 tackles and had 9.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to earn All-American and All-conference honors in Division I-AA.
The verdict: Hayward fits the Bucs' mold of smallish outside linebackers. He will add depth and likely play special teams.
(Photo: The Oregonian. Click to enlarge.)