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This is a reader submission from an author who wishes to remain anonymous. Who will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft this April? Depends on what happens during the NFL free agency period. The creator of this Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft mock likes to add:
“I’d definitely keep an eye on MIKE HERMANN & JAKE MULLIN. Both are QBs with good size, who have put up good numbers. Sure it was against lesser competition, but nobody will really pay attention to them because they’re from smaller schools and scouts will probably shy away from them because of their competition.
One of them could probably even beat out Freeman if the Bucs give them a chance. Bucs could probably even trade down some and still get Trufant.”
BUCS MOCK DRAFT:
1st round: DESMOND TRUFANT (Washington)
2nd round: MARGUS HUNT (SMU)
3rd round: WILL DAVIS (Utah St.) or JJ WILCOX (Georgia Southern)
4th round: JAMIE COLLINS (Southern Mississippi)
4th round: JORDAN MILLS (Louisiana Tech)
5th round: CHRIS JONES (Bowling Green...
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Ian Rapoport tweets that the Buccaneers are expected to allow impending free DE Michael Bennett to test the open market in the coming weeks.
Jason La Canfora reports that team sources have informed him that they will not be using their franchise tag on any of their players, which further indicates that Bennett will likely field offers for other teams.
Now that the...
A big part of the Buccaneers 2012 run defense, that ranked first in the league, appears as if he may not return to Tampa Bay in 2013. Per Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, talks between the Bucs and defensive tackle Roy Miller have broken off. Miller’s agent, Mike McCartney, said the following via the Tampa Bay Times: “Roy is excited to see what’s out there for him...
One category was strong, the other searching. One put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense among the clouds, the other placed the unit in the leagues basement without a sliver of light.
This fact falls under the go figure category: Last season, the Bucs finished first in the NFL in rush defense by surrendering 82.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, they ranked last in the league in pass defense...
Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers and impending free agent DT Roy Miller have “broken off” talks regarding a long-term extension.
Holder adds that the two sides are ”seemingly far apart.”
“Roy is excited to see what’s out there for him in free agency,” said agent Mike McCartney. “He has a lot to offer after an excellent season...
One of the biggest losses from Washington's 2012 team was senior cornerback Desmond Trufant and his 47 career starts. How do you replace that kind of experience and production? Typically you'd go right to the next guy in line, but sometimes you have another option available that can instantly make your secondary better. Washington just might have that option on their team...
This may come as a surprise, but the Patriots historically have a set standard for speed and agility when drafting defensive backs.
Since Bill Belichick took over as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2000, only one cornerback has been drafted that ran a 40-yard dash over 4.5 seconds (Alfonzo Dennard). Only one cornerback has been drafted with a 3-cone time over seven seconds...
Photo courtesy AP. Washington CB Desmond Trufant is on the radar for many teams. Will he be there at the #19 pick?
Henry RiceBGB Contributor
Truth be told, I am not a big fan of the NFL off season. Of course I pay attention to who gets cut from the Giants, but the combine bores me, and by February I am engaged in basketball and hockey.
This has been an unusually...