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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Day 2 draft picks

Roy Miller, DT, Texas

Age: 21

Size: 6-1, 308

Hometown: Kileen, Texas

Selected: Round 3 (81st overall)

Stats/overview: Turned into one of the top run-stuffers in the Big 12 last season, finishing with career highs in tackles (49), tackles for loss (11), sacks (51/2), quarterback hurries (28) and pass breakups (four). … Voted all-conference first team by the coaches. … Named Fiesta Bowl defensive MVP after three tackles, two quarterback hurries and a sack against Ohio State. … Played alongside end Brian Orakpo (13th overall to the Redskins). … Considered one of the strongest members of the team after benching more than 500 pounds. … Sports hero is ex-Buc Warren Sapp.

Skinny: Run-stopper could be a plugger inside and has a chance to play right away, coach Raheem Morris said. … Known for his tireless motor and competitiveness, making him tough to single-block. … Provides depth to the line, joining tackles Chris Hovan, Ryan Sims, Greg Peterson and Dre Moore.

Kyle Moore, DE, USC

Age: 22

Size: 6-5, 272

Hometown: Kathleen, Ga.

Selected: Round 4 (117th overall)

Stats/overview: On a star-studded defense, might have been overshadowed while playing a big role up front, leading the Trojans with five sacks and 91/2 of his 30 tackles going for a loss. … Named the team's most inspirational player in 2008. … From a military family; born in Germany and lived in Europe before settling in Georgia. … Tall and physical, showed speed (4.7 in the 40) and worked out with former Falcons All-Pro defensive end Chuck Smith before the draft. … Said stopping the run is the one thing he needs to work on.

Skinny: Could compete with Jimmy Wilkerson to start at left end. … Dynamic pass-rusher could play inside on third downs.

Xavier Fulton, OT, Illinois

Age: 23

Size: 6-4, 301

Hometown: Flossmoor, Ill.

Selected: Round 5 (155th overall)

Stats/overview: Second-team All-Big Ten the past two seasons at left tackle after being converted from defensive end. … Tore a ligament in his left knee and missed all of 2006. … Was limited by a dislocated right shoulder late this season but played the final three games; had surgery on it in February and said he's feeling fine. … Illini led the Big Ten in pass offense and were second in total offense in 2008. … Boasting large frame and large hands, is athletic for his position (5.09 in the 40), which is good for zone blocking scheme. … Needs to work on strength and aggressiveness.

Skinny: Will compete for time at swing tackle with James Lee. … Could become a candidate to replace Donald Penn, an unrestricted free agent after next season.

Edjuan "E.J." Biggers, CB, Western Michigan

Age: 21

Size: 6-0, 180

Hometown: North Miami Beach

Selected: Round 7 (217th overall)

Stats/overview: Wasn't invited to the combine but showed enough in private workouts to impress the Bucs, especially his speed. … Made 40 starts at Western Michigan, playing with safety Louis Delmas, the first pick of the second round. (Both also played at North Miami Beach High.) … Had 62 tackles, five tackles for loss and two interceptions as a senior.

Skinny: Likely will need to shine on special teams, where he has limited experience, to make the roster.

Sammie Stroughter, WR, Oregon State

Age: 22

Size: 5-9, 189

Hometown: Roseville, Calif.

Selected: Round 7 (233rd overall)

Stats/overview: After a breakout season in 2006 (74 catches, 1,293 yards, including seven for 223 against Washington), missed nearly all of 2007 with a lacerated kidney. … Last season, caught 70 passes for 1,040 yards and seven touchdowns. … Returned three punts for touchdowns in 2006. … Got a recommendation from current Bucs safety Sabby Piscitelli, a teammate from 2004-06.

Skinny: Hard to argue with productivity in college, but lack of size makes it tough. … Would need to surprise on special teams like Clifton Smith last season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Day 2 draft picks 04/26/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:29pm]
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