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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

What can the Bucs get at No. 20 in NFL Draft? A look back

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The Bucs are picking 20th in the first round on Thursday night, so we thought it might be useful to look at a history of what the No. 20 pick has yielded.

It turns out it's a mixed bag of star players and a number of average to disappointing ones. Ironically, outside of maybe the Chiefs' standout Tamba Hali, the 20th pick in 2006, it's arguable that the Bucs' Aqib Talib is the best No. 20 selection in the past decade.

Anyhow, take a look for yourself and give your own evaluation of the past 10 No. 20 picks.

2010 (Texans): Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama -- Started 16 games as a rookie and ranked fourth on team in tackles

2009 (Lions): Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Okla. State -- Has averaged 50 receptions in first two seasons

2008 (Bucs): Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas -- Plagued by character problems but among NFL’s best CBs

2007 (Giants): Aaron Ross, CB, Texas -- Lost starting job after second season

2006 (Chiefs): Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State -- Feared pass rusher had 14.5 sacks in 2010

2005 (Cowboys): Marcus Spears, DE, LSU -- Six-year starter has been fairly solid defender

2004 (Vikings): Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC -- Retired after four strong seasons because of leukemia

2003 (Broncos): George Foster, OT, Georgia -- Had 57 starts in six seasons before joining UFL last year

2002 (Packers): Javon Walker, WR, FSU -- Had two 1,000-yard seasons before career faded

2001 (Rams): Adam Archuleta, SS, Ariz. State -- 86 starts in seven seasons, including 18 sacks

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