Originally written on Buc Stop  |  Last updated 11/9/14
The main success attributed to the Tony Dungy/Gruden Buccaneers is the ability of the franchise to draft well, not relying on free agency to build a team. Drafting players lets you train them to your teams core belief systems, and provides for generally better team chemistry than a team made up of all free agents. Mind you it can happen (see 1996 Carolina and Jacksonville), but its rare to find a team built with free agents predominantly that succeeds. The Bucs built with the draft, then augmented those picks with free agents at key spots. This was the blueprint used for the Later Gruden/Morris years, but there was only one problem.; Our drafting stunk up the joint! Lets go back to 2006...these picks should be the core group of veterans on our team, like Davin Joseph who was picked no.1 that year. Only the top three picks even made the team! The Bucs are getting major production from their 4th round picks these days, like Mike Williams. To only have your top three picks make...
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