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#15 : April 25, 2010, 12:18:21 AM

From Draft Countdown:

3: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
 - This choice may get overlooked because it was such a no-brainer and basically a foregone conclusion but it really was a perfect match, Not only do the Buccaneers get a guy who some feel was the best player in the entire draft but he also happens to address their most glaring weakness. Tampa Bay desperately need defensive linemen who can penetrate and make plays in the backfield and that's what McCoy does best. The Bucs still have plenty of work to do before they're a contender but they landed a premium talent in McCoy.

35: Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Questionable pick and word was his stock was dropping. Plus they had other needs.

39: Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
Good value pick and nice weapon for young quarterback Josh Freeman to throw to.

67: Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
Possesses ideal triangle numbers and should be a great fit in their defensive scheme.

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#16 : April 25, 2010, 12:30:22 AM

The Buccaneers: Tampa Bay had to hit big because its drafting the past few years has been shaky. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was a slam-dunk pick at No. 3. Adding UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price in the second round was somewhat of a surprise, but it could be a pleasant one. Price is a very good player who, along with McCoy, will be disruptive inside and keep blockers off middle linebacker Barrett Ruud. The addition of huge, highly athletic wide receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams should help open up a much-needed passing game.


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#17 : April 25, 2010, 12:34:43 AM

NFL Draft Bible


3.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy / Defensive Tackle / Oklahoma
Analysis:  After having one of the NFL’s worst run defenses in 2009, it was obvious that the Buccaneers needed to add interior linemen.  Along with having a poor run defense, the Buccaneers also lacked much of a pass rush.  There are some who are of the opinion that McCoy was the best pass rushing defensive tackle in the draft and in fact, McCoy would have most likely been the first defensive tackle off the board in any other draft over the past ten years.  An excellent penetrator and pass rusher, McCoy can take dominate any game and may be a better fit for Tampa Bay’s system than even Ndamukong Suh.  McCoy isn’t as strong against the run as Suh, but he’s still an excellent playmaker along the defensive line.

Grade:  A


35.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brian Price / Defensive Tackle / UCLA
Analysis:  After already selecting Gerald McCoy, Price is a bit of a surprise here.  He has a great first step and is a good run stuffer who should fit well with McCoy.  The Buccaneers are obviously looking to overhaul their defense and improve against the run.  Price will probably fit in Tampa Bay’s defense as the primary run stopper.  The Bucs did have bigger needs than defensive tackle after already acquiring McCoy.  A defensive end such as Everson Griffen or Carlos Dunlap would have made sense.

Grade:  B-


39.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (trade w/Raiders) – Arrelious Benn / Wide Receiver / Illinois
Analysis:  The Buccaneers entered the draft with a big hole at wide receiver, and few weapons for young quarterback Josh Freeman.  Benn has the talent to be a first-round player, but wasn’t very productive during his career at Illinois, in part due to quarterback play.  Benn isn’t a great route runner and lacks natural hands, but he is very physical and athletic.  He has the potential to be a very good number two wide receiver.  

Grade:  A-


67.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Myron Lewis / Cornerback / Vanderbilt
Analysis:  Lewis may have been a bit of a reach in the early third round, but he has the potential to be a solid player.  Possessing good size and athleticism, Lewis is excellent at jamming receivers at the line and his physical tools make him a perfect fit for Tampa Bay at cornerback.

Grade:  C+

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#18 : April 25, 2010, 12:45:27 AM

Not a national site, but a writer from a paper that cover the 49ers and Raiders was not impressed.
NFC Draft Grades from the Sacramento Bee


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1 - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (6-4, 295); 2 - Brian Price, DT, UCLA (6-1, 303); 3 - Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt (6-2, 204); 4 - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (6-1, 221); 6 - Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech (6-2, 197); 7 - Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech (5-10, 203); 7 - Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State (6-1, 226); 7 - Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford (6-3, 281)

Analysis: In a Greg Oden/Kevin Durant scenario, the Bucs were ready to take the best of the two high-profile DTs still on the board after the Lions' selection. Their guy was McCoy, but can this cash-strapped team sign him anytime soon? Tampa repeated itself by taking Price in Round 2, a pick that seems curious until you consider how poorly the Bucs played up front last year. The defensive theme continued in the third round, as the team picked the big corner Lewis to add some secondary depth. Williams is a big specimen but has character concerns following concerns that saw him separated from the team at Syracuse. Bowden fills a need created when the Bucs released Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson. Grimm, the son of Cardinals assistant and longtime NFL o-lineman Russ Grimm, will try to stick on special teams.

Bottom Line: Did a good thing by bulking up d-line and enhancing secondary, but left themselves short at wideout and on o-line.

Grade: C+

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#19 : April 25, 2010, 12:48:56 AM

Not a national site, but a writer from a paper that cover the 49ers and Raiders was not impressed.
NFC Draft Grades from the Sacramento Bee


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1 - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (6-4, 295); 2 - Brian Price, DT, UCLA (6-1, 303); 3 - Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt (6-2, 204); 4 - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (6-1, 221); 6 - Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech (6-2, 197); 7 - Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech (5-10, 203); 7 - Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State (6-1, 226); 7 - Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford (6-3, 281)

Analysis: In a Greg Oden/Kevin Durant scenario, the Bucs were ready to take the best of the two high-profile DTs still on the board after the Lions' selection. Their guy was McCoy, but can this cash-strapped team sign him anytime soon? Tampa repeated itself by taking Price in Round 2, a pick that seems curious until you consider how poorly the Bucs played up front last year. The defensive theme continued in the third round, as the team picked the big corner Lewis to add some secondary depth. Williams is a big specimen but has character concerns following concerns that saw him separated from the team at Syracuse. Bowden fills a need created when the Bucs released Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson. Grimm, the son of Cardinals assistant and longtime NFL o-lineman Russ Grimm, will try to stick on special teams.

Bottom Line: Did a good thing by bulking up d-line and enhancing secondary, but left themselves short at wideout and on o-line.

Grade: C+


Is this guy an idiot? I get the Oline thing, we selected no one... but WR? Really? We got two of the more talented receivers in the draft


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#20 : April 25, 2010, 01:02:02 AM

Not a national site, but a writer from a paper that cover the 49ers and Raiders was not impressed.
NFC Draft Grades from the Sacramento Bee
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1 - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (6-4, 295); 2 - Brian Price, DT, UCLA (6-1, 303); 3 - Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt (6-2, 204); 4 - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (6-1, 221); 6 - Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech (6-2, 197); 7 - Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech (5-10, 203); 7 - Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State (6-1, 226); 7 - Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford (6-3, 281)

Analysis: In a Greg Oden/Kevin Durant scenario, the Bucs were ready to take the best of the two high-profile DTs still on the board after the Lions' selection. Their guy was McCoy, but can this cash-strapped team sign him anytime soon? Tampa repeated itself by taking Price in Round 2, a pick that seems curious until you consider how poorly the Bucs played up front last year. The defensive theme continued in the third round, as the team picked the big corner Lewis to add some secondary depth. Williams is a big specimen but has character concerns following concerns that saw him separated from the team at Syracuse. Bowden fills a need created when the Bucs released Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson. Grimm, the son of Cardinals assistant and longtime NFL o-lineman Russ Grimm, will try to stick on special teams.

Bottom Line: Did a good thing by bulking up d-line and enhancing secondary, but left themselves short at wideout and on o-line.

Grade: C+


Is this guy an idiot? I get the Oline thing, we selected no one... but WR? Really? We got two of the more talented receivers in the draft
It was obviously rather superficial, possibly by a writer that follows basketball more closely than football.
I figured I'd post it to get an idea of how some outside the division are thinking even if there wasn't much thought put into it.  I'll be curious to see what more beat writers in other NFL cities have to say the next few days.

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#21 : April 25, 2010, 01:07:01 AM

Not a national site, but a writer from a paper that cover the 49ers and Raiders was not impressed.
NFC Draft Grades from the Sacramento Bee
Tampa Bay

1 - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (6-4, 295); 2 - Brian Price, DT, UCLA (6-1, 303); 3 - Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt (6-2, 204); 4 - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (6-1, 221); 6 - Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech (6-2, 197); 7 - Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech (5-10, 203); 7 - Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State (6-1, 226); 7 - Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford (6-3, 281)

Analysis: In a Greg Oden/Kevin Durant scenario, the Bucs were ready to take the best of the two high-profile DTs still on the board after the Lions' selection. Their guy was McCoy, but can this cash-strapped team sign him anytime soon? Tampa repeated itself by taking Price in Round 2, a pick that seems curious until you consider how poorly the Bucs played up front last year. The defensive theme continued in the third round, as the team picked the big corner Lewis to add some secondary depth. Williams is a big specimen but has character concerns following concerns that saw him separated from the team at Syracuse. Bowden fills a need created when the Bucs released Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson. Grimm, the son of Cardinals assistant and longtime NFL o-lineman Russ Grimm, will try to stick on special teams.

Bottom Line: Did a good thing by bulking up d-line and enhancing secondary, but left themselves short at wideout and on o-line.

Grade: C+


Is this guy an idiot? I get the Oline thing, we selected no one... but WR? Really? We got two of the more talented receivers in the draft
It was obviously rather superficial, possibly by a writer that follows basketball more closely than football.
I figured I'd post it to get an idea of how some outside the division are thinking even if there wasn't much thought put into it.  I'll be curious to see what more beat writers in other NFL cities have to say the next few days.


and he totally left out Benn, the 2nd 2nd round pick.

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#22 : April 25, 2010, 03:17:45 AM

Brian Price is at least a B...He was the 3rd best DT in this draft
walt said that isn't wasn't because he wasn't good enough there it got a C bc we already drafted a DT and he thought we needed to address DE or WR at that pick.

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#23 : April 25, 2010, 03:19:29 AM

Honestly Price was the BPA he had huge value there and was a steal. What DE was worth taking there? None. Jerry Hughes was gone. We still got our WR with our 2nd pick.

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#24 : April 25, 2010, 07:23:45 AM

NE & another team get praised for taking two TE's when only one is usually on the field but we take two starting caliber DT's to upgrade the worst interior DL in the league and get ripped for it....some things are just hard to understand.

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#25 : April 25, 2010, 09:35:54 AM

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2010_nfl_draft_grades/

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS GRADE: C

The Bucs had the best seventh round with two special teams demons in Grimm and Watson and a potential steal in Lorig if he can shake a lingering groin injury. Lorig, McCoy and Price could comprise a dominating front.


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#26 : April 25, 2010, 10:10:37 AM

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/insider/news/story?page=KiperDraftGrades&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2fdraft10%2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fpage%3dKiperDraftGrades

Kipers grades are up for those of you who have ESPN insider. I don't unfortunately but would be interested in Kipers grade in the draft


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#27 : April 25, 2010, 10:46:42 AM

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/insider/news/story?page=KiperDraftGrades&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2fdraft10%2finsider%2fnews%2fstory%3fpage%3dKiperDraftGrades

Kipers grades are up for those of you who have ESPN insider. I don't unfortunately but would be interested in Kipers grade in the draft

Here you go from Kiper:

Summary: Tampa had a great draft. They get arguably the best all-around talent in the draft in Gerald McCoy, then, in a move reminiscent of what San Francisco decided to do along the offensive line, they nabbed Brian Price early in the second round with the hope they could get the wide receiver they needed a little later. Price and McCoy should complement each other well. That receiver turned out to be Arrelious Benn with the No. 39 pick, and he can be a good one. By the fourth round, when Tampa landed Mike Williams with the 101st overall pick, they had four guys I've had on the Big Board at some point. Myron Lewis at corner is another solid pick. The story for Tampa is they drastically improved arguably their two weakest position groups. Productive draft.

Draft grade: B+


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#28 : April 25, 2010, 11:01:02 AM

Thanks for sharing


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#29 : April 25, 2010, 11:06:56 AM

Only stupid people put faith in 'Darft Grades' let's grade this draft in 3 years when all the players have been on the field against NFl competition. Wonder what draft grade Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice got.

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