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March 26, 2011 @ 9:55 am
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Buccaneers Get 7th Round Compensatory Pick

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have eight selections in the 2011 NFL Draft thanks to the team being awarded an extra seventh-round compensatory draft pick, which are given to teams that lost more players/talent than they added in free agency from the previous year. The Bucs will have the 37th overall pick in the seventh round, which represents the 237th overall selection in the draft.

Tampa Bay was awarded a compensatory pick for the team losing safety Will Allen and defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson in free agency with those losses being offset by the signing of safety Sean Jones. The Bucs have received a total of 18 compensatory picks since the league began awarding them in 1994.

NFC South rival Carolina was awarded three compensatory picks, which was the most by a single team this year. The Panthers were the only team to pick up a third-round compensatory selection in 2011 due to the loss of DE Julius Peppers and QB A.J. Feeley. The third-round is the highest round allowed by the league for compensatory picks.
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    With the extra pick. Tampa could get another position pick. Tampa is one of the better teams to do in the later rounds. I would say is this selections in each of the rounds. Rd-1 BEST PLAYER DL or OL,Rd-2 BEST PLAYER,OLB or TE ,RD-3 BEST PLAYER NEED, DL or ILB,Rd-4 Offensive LINEMAN,Rd-5 CB,Rd-6 QB.Rd-7 CB & Safety
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    Maybe they can draft a kicker in the 7th, that can make field goals and also actually acheive a touchback on the kickoff. Why do the Bucs always have a guy that kicks off so short?
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    I agree that the Bucs are now in a better position to trade up and give away a pick or two in the process in order to draft fewer, but higher quality, prospects. It's a rather refreshing change! That being said, there are still many roster spots that could be upgraded who are currently manned by FA's (OL, LB, RB) or questionable backups (LB, DB, OL, QB), so I doubt we'll trade away many picks this draft, if any.
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    The Bucs have 8 picks this year and at least 7 next year – possibly more if we lose free agents. They are the youngest team in the league. Per the offer on the table now, the NFL will not go to 18 games for at least 2 years, therefore no expanded rosters. With 53 players under contract at an average age of 25, can the Bucs reasonably expect to turnover 15 or more contracted positions over the next 2 years and have enough experience to be competitive? If you think not, then there are draft picks that cannot be used effectively. Dominik has proven the folly of trying to hide draft picks on the practice squad with Dez Briscoe. we should sign our key players back first. Then we should trade some draft picks to get the 3 or 4 top players that will have an immediate impact on our pursuit of a super bowl.
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    Glad to see we are getting an extra pick. So far we have used them wisely. Go Bucs!
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