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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Which Bucs rookie will have big impact?

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June

   Aside from the occasional signing of a draft pick, it's vacation time for Bucs players and coaches. The quiet before the thunderstorms of training camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports.

   So let's look ahead and start a discussion. The Bucs concentrated most of their draft on defensive players, starting with first-round pick Gaines Adams.

   What role the Clemson defensive end will have might depend on how Simeon Rice comes back from shoulder surgery. Right now, Adams is working exclusively at right defensive end. My guess is he'll be used some on the left side on certain passing downs.

   But there are other interesting rookies such as linebacker Quincy Black and safety Sabby Piscitelli. Then there's an offensive contributor like Kenneth Darby, who looks great catching the ball out of the backfield.

   So which rookie do you believe will have the biggest impact for the Bucs in 2007? Considering the bar has been set by Michael Clayton and Cadillac Williams, can one of the first-year guys reach those heights?

   Tell us what you think.   

   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]

    

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