Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
Size: 6 feet 5, 248 pounds
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Highlights/stats: Ranked third among draft's QBs behind Georgia's Matthew Stafford and Southern Cal's Mark Sanchez but considered by some the best athlete of the three. … Known for his strong arm, mobility and leadership skills. … In three seasons, set school records for completions (680), passing yards (8,078) and total offense (8,421) … Completed 58.6 percent of his passes (224-of-382) last season with a career-high 20 touchdowns and career-low eight interceptions.
Skinny: Bucs coach Raheem Morris dubbed Freeman the future "franchise quarterback." … Will compete with Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, Brian Griese and Josh Johnson, and Morris said he'll bring four to camp. … Said Morris: "If he becomes the best quarterback, there's a good chance you'll see him play."
Joe Smith, Times staff writer