Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NFC South Draft Recap (Bucs)

The Tampa Bay Bucs went into the Draft with a lot of holes to fill on their team. Mark Dominik and Raheem Morris went out and filled every position that they were in need of. The question is, did they fill them with the right players.
The Josh Freeman pick in Round 1 will definitely be debated. At 6'5 250, he has all of the tools that are needed to be a starting QB in the NFL. But playing for a team as weak as Kansas St. has put a lot of doubt in the minds of Buc fans

In the third round, Tampa picked Roy Miller, a DT out of Texas. This might be the Bucs most popular, and successful draft pick. The 6'1 310 pounder is the perfect DT to help with Jim Bates's defense. He may even be a starter from day one.

Taking Kyle Moore, a DE from USC, in the fourth round was a good pick in terms of position, but was questionable because Lawrence Sidbury was sitting there as well. The Bucs questioned whether Sidbury had played at a high level of competition and unfortunately, he ended up being drafted by THE FALCONS

The Bucs finished the draft by taking OT Xavier Fulton, CD EJ Biggers, and WR Sammie Slaughter. These three players filled big needs for the Bucs and all have a lot of potential. Slaughter could be one of the steals of the draft.

All in all, I felt the Bucs had a good, solid draft and would give it a 7.5 out of 10.

I'd like to thank Bucs' fan "Filthy Rich" for contributing this entry.

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