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Capsule look at Day 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks

Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse

Drafted: Round 4

Ht/Wt: 6-2, 221

Age/born: 22, 5/18/87

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Overview: Has impressed NFL scouts with his soft hands, route running, aggressive blocking and runs after catch. Has been compared to Chad Ochocinco. … Ran 4.49 in the 40. … Academic and off-field issues hurt his college career.

College: Led the Orange in receiving yardage as a freshman. … Second-team All-Big East as a junior. Has 45 receptions for 712 yards and six TDs through first six games of 2009. His 133 receptions rank fourth in school history. … His 20 TD catches tied Marvin Harrison for second in school history.

Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State

Drafted: Round 7

Ht/Wt: 6-1, 226

Age/born: 22, 3/03/88

Hometown: Aiken, S.C.

Overview: Second team All-ACC as a senior. … Undersized but athletic with good quickness and pursuit ability. … Ran 4.4 in the 40 during FSU's pro day. … Physical specimen with 48-inch shoulders and 26-inch waist. … Finished with 184 career tackles (112 solo) with 321/2 behind the line of scrimmage.

Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech

Drafted: Round 6

Ht/Wt: 6-2, 202

Age/born: 22, 5/21/87

Hometown: Centreville, Va.

Overview: Considered an expert at angling punts toward the sidelines with 33.6 percent of his kicks downed inside the 20. … He's the younger brother of former Florida State punter Chris Hall. … Registered 40 punts that gained more than 50 yards.

College: Three-year starter with the Hokies. … Ranked 14th in the nation in 2009 with a 43.77-yard average on 57 punts for 2,495 yards. … Closed out his career with a 36.37-yard net average. … All-ACC first team. … Was nation's No. 4 ranked punter by coming out of high school.

Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech

Drafted: Round 7

Ht/Wt: 5-11, 203

Age/born: 23, 2/26/87

Hometown: Fairfax, Va.

Overview: Son of All-Pro Redskins lineman Russ Grimm. … Had four sacks and 121/2 tackles for loss during senior season as linebacker, his first as a full-time starter. … Considered aggressive yet smart and under control. … Good tackler who loves getting in on the action.

Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford

Drafted: Round 7

Ht/Wt: 6-3, 281

Age/born: 23, 11/17/1986

Hometown: Rolling Hills, Calif.

Overview: Former tight end who switched to DE his junior year. … High expectations his senior year but played just five games because of a groin injury. … Good size with a quick first step and pursuit skills. … Good developmental prospect.

Capsule look at Day 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks 04/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:16pm]
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