Reviewing the draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

For better or worse the Buccaneers filled several holes on draft weekend owning a dozen picks over the seen rounds.

The offensive line has always been a problem for the Bucs and it was an area they attacked early. We've always be high on Davin Joseph yet feel the 23rd pick of the draft was early for his services. Joseph is a very efficient blocker yet strictly a small area lineman with no potential at tackle. The situation is similar for Jeremy Trueblood. Another blocker we like, the middle part of round two was higher then we expected him to go. Their next three choices were excellent value. Many thought Maurice Stovall could end up in the second frame and was great value at the 90th pick. He could eventually give the team what they are missing after the departure of Joe Jurevicius. The week prior to the draft we explained why Alan Zemaitis was dropping down boards. The Penn State corner has first round physical skills and was a bargain on the second day if he gets his head into the game. Julian Jenkins could grow into a starting left defensive end.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

23

Davin Joseph

G

Oklahoma

2

59

Jeremy Trueblood

OT

Boston College

3

90

Maurice Stovall

WR

Notre Dame

4

122

Alan Zemaitis

CB

Penn State

5

156

Julian Jenkins

DE

Stanford

6

194

Bruce Gradkowski

QB

Toledo

6

202

T.J. Williams

TE

North Carolina State

7

235

Justin Phinisee

CB

Oregon

7

241

Charles Bennett

OLB

Clemson

7

244

Massaquoi, Tim

TE

Michigan

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