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Ranking the FSU Seminoles drafted by the Bucs

Former Seminoles star linebacker Derrick Brooks has an argument for being the best player in Bucs history and was inducted as a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2014.

Times (2003)

Former Seminoles star linebacker Derrick Brooks has an argument for being the best player in Bucs history and was inducted as a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2014.

Ranking the 'Noles

When kicker Roberto Aguayo was taken in Round 2 on Friday, he became the 12th Florida State player drafted by the Bucs in franchise history — second only to Alabama's 13. Times staff writer Greg Auman ranks the 11 former Seminoles drafted by the Bucs:

11. Lamarr Glenn, FB (1999; Round 6): Never played a snap for Bucs, or any other NFL team. Now athletic director at Banneker High in College Park, Ga.

10. Clifton Abraham, DB (1995; 5): Played six games for Bucs, three games with other NFL teams, then went to CFL. Son Devin started at safety for USF last year.

9. Terry Anthony, WR (1990; 11): Played 10 games, managing four catches for 51 yards. Now administrator and track coach at Daytona Beach Mainland High.

8. Shevin Smith, DB (1998; 6): Played 19 games over two seasons. Had drug-related arrests in Tampa after playing career.

7. Dekoda Watson, LB (2010; 7): Stellar career for a seventh-rounder — special teams standout finished with 106 tackles in four seasons. Has bounced around to Jaguars, Cowboys and Patriots in past two seasons.

6. Lawrence Dawsey, WR (1991; 3): Spent five years with Bucs, totaling 206 catches, 2,842 yards, 5 TDs. Coached at USF and has spent past nine years back at FSU as receivers coach.

5. Geno Hayes, LB (2008; 6): Stayed with Bucs for four years, accumulating 257 tackles and 4 INTs in 42 starts. Played for Bears in 2012 and had two years as starter with Jaguars.

4. Dexter Jackson, S (1999; 4): Super Bowl MVP in win over Raiders in 2002 season. Played a combined six years in two stints with Tampa Bay, getting 42 starts, 8 INTs. Also played for Cardinals and Bengals and still lives locally.

3. Jameis Winston, QB (2015; 1): Made Pro Bowl in rookie season after being top overall pick, throwing for 4,000-plus yards, scoring 28 total TDs.

2. Warrick Dunn, RB (1997; 1): Franchise's No. 3 all-time rusher, played six years — 4,986 rushing yards, 2,704 receiving, 28 TDs. Might be just as well known for his community service, helping more than 140 single moms get homes.

1. Derrick Brooks, LB (1995; 1): Hall of Famer, beloved by fans for much more than being franchise's all-time leading tackler. Still works with Arena League's Storm and NFL and has charter high school (Brooks-DeBartolo) in Tampa bearing his name.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Ranking the FSU Seminoles drafted by the Bucs 04/30/16 [Last modified: Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:43pm]
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