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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com

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    Horse

    I don’t see us picking a Wr until the later rounds.

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    scubog

    If we take a WR at all it will be late on a returner. Not an impressive group at all. Teams who feel they NEED a QB will grab one too early and hope for the best. JohnnyG might even think Luke Stocker is better than these TE’s.

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    toofamiliar17

    If we do take a receiver early, my bet is that it will be Will Fuller. That said, I think the smart money is on us electing to to draft a receiver until the 4th round or later.

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    macabee

    I agree that the Bucs will probably not take a WR until the later rounds. But if they did take one early I seriously doubt it would be Will Fuller. He arrived at the NFL Combine at 6-foot, 186-pounds with 30 3/4-inch arms and 8 1/4-inch hands.
    The obvious standout is Fuller’s hand size. 8 1/4-inch could be under the minimum for some teams, and Fuller is not known for going up and aggressively attacking the ball at the catch point. He also has the highest drop rate in the class. The Bucs already have a very talented WR who is working on the dropsies! However, Fuller is lightning fast and one of the best big play threats in this draft. Mayock compares him to Emmanuel Sanders – not bad!

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      toofamiliar17

      Yea, there are significant issues with him that need to be accounted for and evaluated. His drops are a major problem, obviously. I think he could be the early round option for us primarily because he’s the only highly rated receiver in this class that brings that thing that our receiving group seems to lack as of now – truly elite speed. He’s the only highly rated receiver that showed out well in both the 40 and the 3-cone. Now, those are just drills. But they and the tape both tell of a truly explosive playmaker who could flourish as a third wheel in a diverse passing attack that allows him to stretch the field. I’m not CRAZY about him, because the drops are really troubling. But if we take a WR early, those are the reasons I think he’ll be it. If Josh Doctson falls to the third, I could also see him getting a long look from us.

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    georgehicks

    Buc Fans I think they will go 1-DE;2-CB,3-CB or DT,4-OT,5-RB,6-Safety,6-CB &6-WR/KR Go Bucs

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    warren

    I don’t see the abducts taking anyone from this group of QBs, TEs, & WRs. The only possibility would be Sterling Sheppard as a kick returner/slot receiver IF he slipped to the fifth or sixth round…unlikely to happen.

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    warren

    I don’t see the Bucs taking anyone from this group of QBs, TEs, & WRs. The only possibility would be Sterling Sheppard as a kick returner/slot receiver IF he slipped to the fifth or sixth round…unlikely to happen.

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    jongruden

    Its interesting to note the TE’s didn’t have a blocking drill, they actually ran routes imagine that

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