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2011 NFL draft grades for each team
Adam Caplan is our newest NFL reporter/insider at FOXSports.com. He has spent the past 10 seasons covering the league, specializing in player personnel, injuries and contracts.
There’s nothing like handing out draft grades before these players have played even one down, but everyone wants instant results. Yeah, I get it.
Understand this, though; having the draft before free agency will leave a lot of unanswered questions and still-unfilled needs.
Had free agency started well before the draft, you would have seen most teams take a completely different approach.
On to the grades:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C+
Draft picks: DE Adrian Clayborn (first round), DE Da'Quan Bowers (second round), LB Mason Foster (third round), TE Luke Stocker (fourth round), S Ahmad Black (fifth round), RB Allen Bradford (sixth round), DB Anthony Gaitor (seventh round), TE Daniel Hardy (seventh round).
Analysis: The Buccaneers addressed their weakness at defensive end, but both Clayborn and Bowers have medical issues. Both players are good values at the point where they were selected, but they also have a lot to prove. Black could be a steal in the fifth round.