Friday, May 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs' third-round picks under Dominik

2009, Pick No. 81

Roy Miller, DT

College: Texas

Years with Bucs: 4

Analysis: The Bucs didn't net a star with this pick, but they did get a reliable, hard-working player who started 34 of his 62 games in Tampa Bay. Miller had his best season in 2012, when he helped the team lead the NFL in rushing defense while starting 14 games at nose tackle. The team never got much in the way of a pass rush from Miller, and he wasn't really asked to do that in 2012. But given where he was drafted and the fact he played on some defenses short on talent, Miller was a decent choice. He signed with Jacksonville last month.

2010, Pick No. 67

Myron Lewis, CB

College: Vanderbilt

Years with Bucs: 3

Analysis: Based on what Lewis has done so far, this pick was particularly disappointing. He has played in 28 games, making mostly cameo appearances. He has been on the wrong end of big plays when he saw extensive time, and coaches have frequently opted to play with less-heralded players over Lewis when the lineup got thin. That was the case last season, when the undrafted Leonard Johnson passed Lewis on the depth chart and started six games.

2011, Pick No. 84

Mason Foster, LB

College: Washington

Years with Bucs: 2

Analysis: Foster wasn't an ideal fit at middle linebacker, but the Bucs were confident he could play there. It was a fairly accurate prediction. He has started 31 of his 32 games with a combined 189 tackles. He hasn't always been the impact player you want in a middle linebacker, and pass coverage is not among his strengths. But Foster has been mostly solid. Overall, a strong pick.

Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer

Note: 2012 pick was part of a trade for a 2012 second-round pick.

 
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