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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Meet Aqib Talib

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Talib_2 Cornerback Kansas 6-1, 202

Highlights/stats

Ranks second in Kansas history with 13 interceptions. … Was All-Big 12 and first-team All-American in 2007 after finishing with five interceptions and 13 deflections. … Occasionally lined up at receiver, catching eight passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns in 2007.

THE VERDICT
Talib reportedly admitted testing positive for marijuana three times while at Kansas, which might have caused his stock to drop, and was suspended for two games in 2006 for undisclosed disciplinary reasons. But Talib has tremendous ball-hawking coverage skills, which will allow the Bucs to blitz more, and is a big cornerback who can replace the departed Brian Kelly. He is expected to compete with Phillip Buchanon for a starting job.

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

    

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