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Bucs signed Louisville RB Dominique Brown.

Brown (6'2/234) finished his Louisville career with 1,736 yards and 16 TDs on 399 carries (4.35 YPC), adding 47 receptions. He was frequently injured in college and slipped down the depth chart as a senior. Brown turned some heads with a solid East-West Shrine performance, but ran 4.63/4.65 at his Pro Day with a brutal 9-foot-1 broad jump. As Brown will turn 24 late in his rookie year, we suspect his NFL career will be brief.
May 2 - 9:35 PM

Bucs signed UCF WR Rannell Hall.

Hall (6'0/198) bookended Brashad Perriman for the UCF Knights, turning 145 career catches into 2,051 yards (14.1 YPR) and nine TDs. He also averaged a respectable 25.4 yards on 82 kick returns. Hall has a long-speed deficiency (4.60), but can absolutely sky with a 41-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump. He has suspect hands (six drops in '14) and needs a lot of technical work to maximize his run-after-catch ability. Hall figures to top out as a kick returner and sub-package receiver.
May 2 - 8:32 PM

Bucs signed Texas A&M CB Deshazor Everett.

Everett (5'11/188) was a three-year starter for the Aggies, seeing action at both safety and corner and tallying five career interceptions. Not invited to the Combine, Everett rebounded to light up the TAMU Pro Day, running 4.49 with a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. A wildly aggressive gambler in the SEC, Everett showed sub-par man-cover skills by allowing a whopping six touchdown passes in 2014. Everett is a highly physical ballhawk, however, and could potentially function as a slot corner/safety and special teamer.
May 2 - 7:18 PM

Bucs signed Towson DE Ryan Delaire.

Delaire (6'4/254) spent two years at Towson after transferring from UMass, compiling 31.5 TFLs, 22.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and four interceptions en route to first-team All-CAA accolades in both seasons. He ran 4.97 in Indy, but was recovering from a knee scope and improved to 4.76/4.84 at his Pro Day. Delaire demonstrated natural pass-rush ability at a lower-level college and could grow into a productive sub-rusher once he picks up NFL speed.
May 2 - 7:00 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said the team received no call regarding QB Mike Glennon's trade status.

The Bucs made it pretty clear they were not shopping Glennon before the draft. Despite back-end starter talent, Glennon will be relegated to a backup role behind No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston.
May 2 - 6:01 PM

Bucs selected Hawaii RB Joey Iosefa with the No. 231 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Iosefa (6'0/247) was a four-year starter at running back in Hawaii's spread offense, parlaying 512 career carries into 2,218 yards (4.33 YPC) and 21 TDs, with 60 receptions. He missed big chunks of time with foot injuries as both a junior and senior, and three games in 2014 due to suspension for a DUI. A plodding downhill runner, Iosefa ran 5.02 at the Combine with a 9-foot-2 broad jump. Barring Matt Asiata-level luck, Iosefa will need to learn to lead block and cover kickoffs to last in the NFL.
May 2 - 5:38 PM

Bucs selected Utah WR Kaelin Clay with the No. 184 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

After taking Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick, the Bucs have added a tackle, guard and two wide receivers to an offense that only scored 17.3 points a game in 2014. Clay (5'10/195) spent one year with the Utes after transferring from JUCO, earning first-team All-American accolades as a return specialist. He scored three touchdowns on punt returns in 2014 and added a kickoff return TD. Not nearly as exciting a receiver prospect, Clay managed a 43-523-4 line on offense. Limited athletically, Clay ran 4.51 at the Combine with a 33-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. Just as he did at Utah, Clay will have to earn his NFL keep on special teams.
May 2 - 3:48 PM

Bucs selected Nebraska WR Kenny Bell with the No. 162 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Bell (6'1/197) left Nebraska as the school's all-time leader in receptions (181) and receiving yards (2,689), averaging 14.9 YPR with 21 TDs. He was voted first-team All-Big Ten as a senior by the conference's coaches. Bell shredded the Combine, running 4.42 with a 41.5-inch vertical and 6.66 three cone. Matt Waldman's favorite player in the 2015 draft, Bell is a feisty competitor who plays the game with extreme aggressiveness and flashes special route-running ability. Similar to Kenny Stills, Bell could prove a steal despite generating relatively little fanfare inside the draft community.
May 2 - 2:58 PM

Bucs traded up with the Raiders to select LSU OLB Kwon Alexander with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

The Bucs surrendered the Nos. 128 and 218 picks to move up four spots. Alexander (6'1/227) made 23 starts for the Tigers, compiling 15 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2014. Alexander ran the fastest forty time (4.55) among linebackers at the Combine and projects as a run-and-hit weak-side prospect in the Bucs' 4-3 defense. He figures to open his career covering kicks on special teams.
May 2 - 1:16 PM

GM Jason Licht said the Bucs will use second-round pick Donovan Smith at left tackle.

It's surprising. More-athletic Demar Dotson profiles better at left tackle and excelled there down the stretch last year. Smith played left tackle at Penn State, so he'll stay at the position he's most comfortable with. We wouldn't be surprised if the Bucs changed their minds on this plan in training camp.
May 1 - 9:48 PM

Bucs traded up to select Hobart G Ali Marpet with the No. 61 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Tampa flipped fourth-round picks with Indy for the right to move up four spots. Marpet (6'4/307) made 37 starts at Hobart, earning D-3 All-American honors as a senior left tackle. He was the first O-Lineman in Liberty League history to be named the conference's Offensive Player of the Year. Marpet dominated at January's Senior Bowl and shredded the Combine, running 4.98 with a 30 1/2-inch vertical and 30 reps on the bench. Marpet also scored 33 on the Wonderlic. Likened to Packers RG T.J. Lang by SI's Doug Farrar, Marpet is an athletic specimen who blocks with a mean streak. He has obvious starting-caliber tools and is another piece of protection for Jameis Winston, likely as the starting right guard. Earlier in Round 2, the Bucs took Penn State OT Donovan Smith.
May 1 - 9:18 PM

Buccaneers selected Penn State OT Donovan Smith with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

The Bucs had a major need at tackle after releasing Anthony Collins. Smith should profile on the right side, with Demar Dotson manning the blind. Smith (6'6/338) made 31 starts for the Nittany Lions, protecting the blind sides of Matt McGloin and Christian Hackenberg. He allowed 3 1/2 sacks in 2014. Smith measured in with long arms (34 3/8") and huge hands (10 5/8") at the Combine, before showing well in the forty (5.27) and vertical jump (32"). On tape, Smith is a methodical-moving prospect who projects as above average in both run and pass blocking.
May 1 - 7:15 PM

Bucs signed No. 1 overall pick QB Jameis Winston to a four-year, $25.35 million contract with a club option for 2019.

The fully guaranteed deal includes a $16.7 million signing bonus. It comes with shocking expediency after last year's No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney took 29 days to sign. Winston realized there's no point in playing games with a slotting system that leaves zero contract wiggle room. Healthy and signed, Winston will get in a full offseason.
May 1 - 4:08 PM

The Bucs reportedly "encouraged" Jameis Winston to remove his celebratory crab legs Instagram photo from Thursday night.

Although they denied it Friday, the Bucs (and a lot of other people) clearly thought the picture was in bad taste because Winston got in hot water for allegedly stealing crab legs from a grocery store a year ago. Winston obliged and took the photo down. Some will say this is another example of Winston's immaturity. These same people would like you to get off their lawn and turn down the music.
May 1 - 2:25 PM

No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston insists he has matured.

"It's about your actions," he said. "Whatever is in the past is in the past. I look forward to gaining everyone's trust." GM Jason Licht says the Bucs are convinced Winston has good character. "If he wasn't a good guy, we wouldn't have used the first pick on him," Licht said. "Not only were we comfortable with him and his character, we are confident in his character and we think his character that he brings to the locker room and in the building is a strength." Winston will be under center Week 1.
May 1 - 1:04 AM


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