Friday, June 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL draft: Bucs' seventh-round picks under Dominik

2009, Pick No. 217

E.J. Biggers, CB

College: Western Michigan

Years with Bucs: 4

Analysis: Spent his rookie season on injured reserve. … An integral part of the secondary from 2010-12, starting 24 games with three interceptions and 168 tackles. … Signed with the Redskins during this offseason.

2009, Pick No. 233

Sammie Stroughter, WR

College: Oregon State

Years with Bucs: 4

Analysis: Surprised as a rookie, making the team as the primary slot receiver. … Had 55 catches over his first two seasons. … Injuries became insurmountable in 2011-12. … Remains unsigned.

2010, Pick No. 210

Cody Grimm, S

College: Virginia Tech

Years with Bucs: 3

Analysis: Additions of Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson have pushed Grimm down the depth chart but despite several injuries has been productive. … Started 12 of the 23 games in which he has played, nine as a rookie.

2010, Pick No. 217

Dekoda Watson, LB

College: Florida State

Years with Bucs: 3

Analysis: Hasn't come close to winning a starting job but has been a good niche player. … Special team play has been consistently lauded by coaches. … Appeared in 45 games with three starts, making 64 tackles.

2010, Pick No. 253

Erik Lorig, FB

College: Stanford

Years with Bucs: 3

Analysis: Tenure began slowly, switching from defense to offense before becoming the starting fullback the past two seasons. … Also an asset on special teams. … Has become a physical blocker for running back Doug Martin.

2011, Pick No. 222

Anthony Gaitor, CB

College: Florida International

Years with Bucs: 2

Analysis: Strong finish to his rookie season, appearing in eight games. … Showed willingness to tackle ballcarriers, but injuries were a setback in 2012. … Lack of depth at cornerback gives him a good shot at sticking around.

2011, Pick No. 238

Daniel Hardy, TE

College: Idaho

Years with Bucs: 0

Analysis: Didn't make the final roster and lasted just one day on the practice squad.

2012, Pick No. 212

Michael Smith, RB

College: Utah State

Years with Bucs: 1

Analysis: Saw action in one game last season but remained on the active roster throughout. … Has blazing speed but needs to carve out a role this season.

2012, Pick No. 233

Drake Dunsmore, TE

College: Northwestern

Years with Bucs: 1

Analysis: Wound up on the practice squad. … A long shot to make the active roster this season.

Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer

     
         
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Timeline of investigations, suspensions and allegations involving Jameis Winston

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Updated: 10 hours ago
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Published: 06/21/18
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Published: 06/21/18
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