The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their first of three seventh-round draft picks to select Fresno State offensive tackle Chris Denman.
Denman is only the second offensive player the Bucs have selected in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Bucs used their first second-round selection to draft Tennessee guard Arron Sears.
Before they drafted Denman in the seventh round, the Buccaneers had used five straight selections on defensive players.
The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Denman made the Fresno State team as a walk-on. He started the final 43 games of his career at right tackle.
Denman has good size, long arms and plays with good leverage. However, he lacks ideal power and mobility.
Tampa Bay views Denman as a player that can possibly replace Kenyatta Walker, who was released earlier this offseason, as a backup behind starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood.
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