Alstott runs with ballIn the last few years the NFL has brought in former draft choices to announce team’s second round picks. John Lynch, Dexter Jackson and Derrick Brooks have been some of the previous Tampa Bay players to make the call from the podium, and this year former great Mike Alstott will be announcing Tampa Bay’s first pick on day two of the NFL Draft which begins next Thursday night in Chicago.

Alstott, a second round pick out of Purdue in 1996, was a Bucs’ fan favorite and still remains one of the most popular players in the franchise’s history. Affectionately known as the “A-Train” Alstott ran for 5,088 yards and scored 58 touchdowns during his Bucs career. During his time in Tampa Bay, Alstott made six Pro Bowls and helped the Bucs earn a Lombardi Trophy in 2002.

Here is brief Alstott highlight video to remind Bucs fans of his style.

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 [email protected]
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Iabucfan

“Alstott up the gut!” Great news. Boiler up!!!

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georgehicks

Well Mike Alstott is a great individual that will say who Tampa bay will select. Tampa with all my draft information the OT that will fall in their lab is big LOT from Oregon in Jake Fisher forget Cam Erving,TJ Clemmings,DJ Humphries, and Ereck Flowers will all be taken. If OG is the call I would go after Tre’ Jackson or AJ Cann .Go Bucs

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georgehicks

I remember the A Train-He was one of the newer Buc player that really shine in Tampa.I was wondering If any of these players coming out in the later rounds would be a Mike Alstott mold. Have any of you bucs fans that are reading these comments have seen the 30 plus players that Tampa has visited with or tryout with buc staff meets this Alstott mold.Go Bucs

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