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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Meet Marcus Hamilton




Position: Cornerback.

Height: 5-11.

Weight: 188.

College: Virginia.

Highlights/stats: Hamilton played in 49 career games at UVA with 15 interceptions, five as a senior. He was a second-team All-ACC performer during his junior and senior seasons.

The verdict: Hamilton is at his best in zone coverage, which makes him a good fit for the Bucs' Cover Two scheme. The top three corners on the depth chart - Ronde Barber, Brian Kelly and Juran Bolden - are in their 30s, and 2006 draft pick Alan Zemaitis struggled as a rookie, making this a need position for Tampa Bay. By the way, this is not the first time the Bucs drafted a corner from Virginia: Barber was a third-round pick in 1997.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:45pm]


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