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2013 NFL Draft

  1. Bucs rookie Means fulfills pledge


    TAMPA — Steven Means Sr. was watching his favorite team, the Raiders, on television in the living room of his Buffalo home when his 5-year-old son, Steven Jr., joined him.

    The key to success for Steven Means (96), other than his speed off the edge, is an admitted quick temper on the field.
  2. Bucs rookie Gholston finds new home


    TAMPA — At 6 feet 7, 278 pounds, the only thing bigger than William Gholston is his potential.

    “Adversity always shapes a man,” fourth-round pick William Gholston says. “It shapes anyone. And going through the adverse situation I grew up in, it did fuel me sometimes on the field. Sometimes, it doesn’t.”
  3. New Bucs QB becomes Mr. Popularity


    Eventually, once they find out who this kid is, once they are able to pick him out of a lineup, the fans of Tampa Bay are going to fall in love with Mike Glennon. • Odds are, it will happen long before Glennon earns it. • Picture it now. He will stand there in his cap, waiting and watching, as Josh Freeman …

    Mike Glennon drops back to pass during a game against Clemson in November.
  4. Bucs get Demps but must wait


    TAMPA — Jeff Demps likely would not have been able to pursue both of his passions with the Patriots.

    Two-time leading rusher LeGarrette Blount saw his role reduced with the Bucs last season.
  5. Bucs make three trades, acquire five to end draft


    TAMPA — Sometimes, they held their cards close to their chest. Other times, they riffled the deck and sent players and picks flying every which way.

    Akeem Spence (94) of Illinois chases Dan Herron of Ohio State during a 2011 game in Champaign, Illinois.