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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' drafts under Mark Dominik, Dennis Hickey

Bucs drafts under GM Mark Dominik and director of player personnel Dennis Hickey:


Round 1 (No. 17) Josh Freeman QB, Kansas State

The 6-foot-6 Freeman is 17-23 as a starter. Led the Bucs to a 10-6 mark in 2010, his first full season as a starter, throwing 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. Took a step back in 2011 with 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

Round 3 (No. 81) Roy Miller, DT, Texas

Hasn't progressed as a starter. Has just three sacks in as many seasons, none in 2011.

Round 4 (No. 117) Kyle Moore DE, Southern Cal

Former Trojans captain was plagued by knee injuries and released before the 2011 season. Signed by the Bills and had only three tackles last season. Has 22 for his career.

Round 5 (No. 155) Xavier Fulton, OT, Illinois

Spent his rookie season on the reserved injured list. Had practice squad stints with the Colts and 49ers. Recently signed a futures contract with the Redskins.

Round 7 (No. 217) E.J. Biggers, CB, Western Michigan

Spent his rookie season on injured reserve. Developed into a nickel cornerback and has 117 tackles and two interceptions over the past two seasons.

Round 7 (No. 233) Sammie Stroughter, WR, Oregon State

Reserve who has 59 catches for 625 yards and one touchdown in 31 games. Also a punt returner.

Total picks: 6

Starters: 1

Backups: 3

Other teams: 2

Out of league: 0


Round 1 (No. 3) Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

Selected one spot after Lions Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Tore his left biceps in 2010, his right biceps in 2011, landing on injured reserve each time. Has only four sacks.

Round 2 (No. 35) Brian Price, DT, UCLA

Played only five games as a rookie before pelvic surgery and needing both hamstrings re-attached. Had 24 tackles and three sacks as a starter in 2010.

Round 2 (No. 39) Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

Tore an ACL with one game left in his rookie season. Has 55 catches and five touchdowns.

Round 3 (No. 67) Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt

The 6-2, 203-pounder has not developed into the physical, press cornerback the Bucs hoped for. Was inactive for six games last season and made four tackles for the season.

Round 4 (No. 101) Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse

Led all rookies with 11 touchdowns in 2010. Had a sophomore slump and was plagued by dropped passes. Finished with 65 catches for 771 yards and three touchdowns.

Round 6 (No. 172) Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech

Released after his first training camp and is out of the NFL.

Round 7 (No. 210) Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech

Emerged as a starter before injuries in each of his two seasons. Broke his leg blocking during an interception return in 2010. Tore knee ligaments after three games last season.

Round 7 (No. 217) Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State

Explosive athlete who excels as a pass rusher in three-point stance. Premier special teams player in kick coverage.

Round 7 (No. 253) Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford

Converted from defensive end to tight end then to fullback, where he starts when the Bucs are in the I-formation.

Total picks: 9

Starters: 5

Backups: 3

Other teams: 0

Out of league: 1


Round 1 (No. 20) Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

High-motor pass rusher who led the Bucs with 7.5 sacks as a rookie.

Round 2 (No. 51) Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

Led the nation in sacks as a senior but fell in the draft after knee surgery. Primarily a backup to Michael Bennett but started the final six games. Finished with 1.5 sacks and 30 tackles.

Round 3 (No. 84) Mason Foster, LB, Washington

Struggled as a middle linebacker without the benefit of offseason workouts. Led the Bucs in tackles with 126 and had two sacks and an interception.

Round 4 (No. 104) Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

Backed up Kellen Winslow. Had 12 catches for 92 yards.

Round 5 (No. 151) Ahmad Black, S, Florida

Spent 12 games on the practice squad before being activated for the final four. Had five tackles and a fumble recovery.

Round 6 (No. 187) Alan Bradford, RB, Southern Cal

Released after five games and picked up by Seattle, who moved him to linebacker.

Round 7 (No. 222) Anthony Gaitor, CB, Florida International

Inactive for eight games but contributed on special teams and saw some action at cornerback.

Round 7 (No. 238) Daniel Hardy, TE, Idaho

Released at the end of training camp. Signed with the Vikings in January.

Total picks: 8

Starters: 2

Backups: 4

Other teams: 2

Out of league: 0

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' drafts under Mark Dominik, Dennis Hickey 04/19/12 [Last modified: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:15am]
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