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      Tampa Bay Buccaneers Top 10 draft busts Andrew Astleford FOX Sports FloridaAPR 28, 2014 3:00p ET bust_zpse9bbcc3c.jpgGetty Images North America Vinny Testaverde threw 77 TD passes and had 112 INTs in six seasons with the Bucs. TAMPA, Fla. -- There are success stories, men like Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks who produce storied careers. Then there are the regrets, names called that coaches and general managers would prefer to erase from history and do over again. The NFL draft is a two-faced monster. On one side, there are the right decisions -- franchise-changing talents who lift average teams to good and good ones to great. On the other, there are the mistakes -- the players who, for a host of reasons, don't perform to their potential and fizzle before fading from most everyone's mind. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, like all teams, have stories living both sides. The past two years, with Sapp and Brooks elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, have been reason to remember the good. Then there are bad (Booker Reese) and the ugly (Bo Jackson). No war room is perfect. No one lives the NFL draft long enough without a few flops to go with the picks that cause confetti to fall from the sky. Here's a look at 10 picks the Bucs should want back ...dexter_zps8cf41eb6.pngBUCPOWER.COM 10. DEXTER JACKSON, WR, APPALACHIAN STATE (2008, SECOND ROUND, 58TH OVERALL) The Bucs could have had DeSean Jackson but instead settled for Dexter Jackson, who made little impact in his one season with them. They traded down with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round, only to see the Philadelphia Eagles swoop in and snatch DeSean. DeSean went on to earn three Pro Bowl appearances, and he was named an All-Pro after the 2009 season. Dexter, meanwhile, did little. He had 20 punt returns for 97 yards his rookie year. He also had 14 kick returns for 327 yards. But he had no catches that season, and coaches criticized him for playing scared. He was cut in August 2009.brett-moritz_zps5323d4e2.jpg BUCPOWER.COM9. BRETT MORITZ, G, NEBRASKA (1978, SECOND ROUND, 44TH OVERALL) Moritz was thought to bolster offensive line depth, but he never played more than six games for the Bucs his rookie season. He injured his back and was placed on injured reserve, never to play for Tampa Bay again. Some in Tampa Bay's front office thought highly of Moritz coming out of college, but he never started a game for the Bucs. He struggled on special teams and, with little value as an offensive player, his Tampa Bay career was brief.benn_0_zpsf033dc8d.jpg BUCPOWER.COM8. ARRELIOUS BENN, WR, ILLINOIS (2010, SECOND ROUND, 39TH OVERALL) Benn was supposed to become a consistent producer at wide receiver, but it never turned out that way. He had a career-best 30 catches in 441 yards with three touchdowns in 2011, his second year in the league. But he only appeared in eight games the following season, when he had four catches for 26 yards in eight games. Vincent Jackson's decision to sign with the Bucs before the 2012 season bolstered their receiving corps. Quickly, Benn found himself pushed out of the picture. He was traded to the Eagles last March with a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft for a sixth-round choice in the 2013 draft and a conditional pick in 2014.booker-reese_zpsb1fbc13f.jpgBUCPOWER.COM 7. BOOKER REESE, DE, BETHUNE-COOKMAN (1982, SECOND ROUND, 32ND OVERALL) The story of how Reese ended up with the Bucs almost is more amazing than anything that followed. First, Tampa Bay's war room messed up the pick because of a bad phone connection, so guard Sean Farrell was taken 17th overall instead of Reese. The Bucs, in a panic move, ended up trading their first-round pick in 1983 to the Chicago Bears for the fourth pick in the second round to select Reese. Once he arrived, Reese's time in Tampa was a huge letdown. His football instinct that made him successful at Bethune-Cookman didn't translate to the NFL's nuances. Mostly, he was a reserve in his time with the Bucs. He had two sacks and two interceptions in the 1982 and 1983 seasons. He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams during the 1984 campaign for a 12th-round pick in the 1985 draft, and he was out of the NFL after the 1985 season. ''Mirage'' would be the best way to describe him.free_zps97fa1d0f.jpgBUCPOWER.COM 6. JOSH FREEMAN, QB, KANSAS STATE (2009, FIRST ROUND, 17TH OVERALL)Freeman's a bust because of his dramatic fall. He gave the Bucs four productive years -- including a 2012 season in which he threw for franchise records in passing yards (4,065) and touchdowns (27) -- but a swift divorce in the 2013 campaign with then-coach Greg Schiano marred his memory with Tampa Bay. The situation was ugly, dramatic, unfortunate, and, above all, unnecessary. The end result wasn't too surprising. Freeman was drafted as former coach Raheem Morris' choice at quarterback, but it became clear that Schiano wanted to explore other options behind center when he selected Mike Glennon in the third round of the 2013 draft. Freeman was benched before Week 4 after reports of a missed team photo and his tardiness for meetings, the team bus and a team meal. Eventually, he was released and signed by the Minnesota Vikings. Now, he's projected as a backup for Eli Manning with the New York Giants -- a far cry from the Bucs' franchise face he had the potential to be.charles-mcrae_zps50d77217.jpg BUCPOWER.COM5. CHARLES MCRAE, OT, TENNESSEE (1991, FIRST ROUND, SEVENTH OVERALL) McRae was drafted to be a cornerstone at one of football's most important positions. However, he was far from the player who earned a standout career at Tennessee. He was thought to have NFL-ready skills upon being the first offensive player taken in the 1991 draft, but that prediction proved wrong. McRae was moved from left tackle to right tackle, which stunted his development. He looked uncomfortable and out of sorts, like someone who became a different player in the leap from college to the NFL. He played in 71 games for the Bucs from 1991 to 1995 (38 starts) before he joined the Oakland Raiders before the 1996 season. He played one year there before ending his NFL career. gaines-adams_zps3ceaa5b7.jpgBUCPOWER.COM4. GAINES ADAMS, DE, CLEMSON (2007, FIRST ROUND, FOURTH OVERALL) Adams was supposed to make life miserable for quarterbacks but instead frustrated the Bucs with his lack of production. He totaled six sacks as a rookie, but he only combined for 7.5 the rest of his career, which ended after a short stint with the Chicago Bears in 2009. He died of cardiac arrest at age 26 in January 2010. Adams' Bucs career ended when they traded him to the Bears in October 2009. The move was made with hopes that all parties involved could enjoy fresh starts. He had the appearance of someone formidable -- 6-foot-5, 258 pounds -- but the physical tools didn't translate to the field. The Bucs' trade with the Bears, in which Tampa Bay received a 2010 draft pick, was made five games into the 2009 season. keith-mccants_zpsb178519a.jpgBUCPOWER.COM    3. KEITH MCCANTS, LB, ALABAMA (1990, FIRST ROUND, FOURTH OVERALL) Thought to stabilize the Bucs' linebacker corps, McCants was short-lived in that position with Tampa Bay. He only started four games as a rookie with two sacks, before he was converted to a defensive end for the 1991 and 1992 seasons. McCants struggled to become the physical wrecking ball most thought he would be after a noteworthy college career. He finished with 156 tackles and 12 sacks in parts of three seasons with Tampa Bay. He went on to spend time with the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals before his NFL career fizzled out after the 1995 campaign. This pick is made more painful when the man selected after him is considered: linebacker Junior Seau, to the San Diego Chargers, as the fifth overall pick.vinny-testaverde_zpsfe8dd59b.jpgBUCPOWER.COM 2. VINNY TESTAVERDE, QB, MIAMI (1987, FIRST ROUND, FIRST OVERALL) Testaverde went on to have a long, notable career at a number of stops: Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. But his start with the Bucs wasn't anything special. From 1988 to 1992, all years in which he made at least 12 starts, Tampa Bay never won more than six games each season. Testaverde finished with 77 touchdown passes and 112 interceptions in playing parts of six seasons with the Bucs. His worst years included 35 interceptions in 1988 and 22 in 1989. Credit him for showing the longevity to survive in an ever-changing landscape, as shown by his ability to stay in the league until 2007. The word ''bust'' might be too harsh given his career's length, but he never became the symbol of a Bucs turnaround some thought he would be. bo-jackson_zps8fa01e0e.jpg1. BO JACKSON, RB, AUBURN (1986, FIRST ROUND, FIRST OVERALL) The Bucs couldn't have bungled this pick any worse. They made the Heisman Trophy winner choose between his two loves -- football and baseball. Jackson chose baseball, and for good reason. Before the draft, Jackson flew to Tampa on owner Hugh Culverhouse's airplane. The Bucs told Jackson they had checked with the NCAA that the move was OK. But later, Jackson learned he had been ruled ineligible for the rest of his baseball career at Auburn because of the trip. Jackson told the Bucs they would waste a pick by drafting him. They selected him anyway. He remained true to his word and refused to sign. He waited to enter the NFL until the 1987 draft, where he was selected 183rd overall by the Los Angeles Raiders. He became a two-sport start in the NFL and Major League Baseball after overcoming the Bucs' brazen incompetence. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at aastleford@gmail.com.

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      Michael Clayton

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    • Anonymous

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      He’s not more of a bust than Cadillac, Clayton, Walker, Anthony

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    • Anonymous

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      Yet another horrible bust list.

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    • Anonymous

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      How is Bowers not on this list?  He was still a bust JC…just own it.

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    • Anonymous

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      To think people get paid to write this crap.

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    • Anonymous

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      No matter how anyone dislikes Freeman he was still 1000x better pick than Dexter Jackson.

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    • Anonymous

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      I wouldn’t rank him in the top ten.  He didn’t work out and I’m certainly no fan  but it is very easy to name 10 other draftees that were less productive than he was during his time here.

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    • Anonymous

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      Also, Vinny proved the problem was the rest of the Bucs’ team and not him. He doesn’t belong on here at all.

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      I would rank Freeman around the same spot as Michael Clayton. Both players were 1st round draft picks who flashed greatness early on in their careers, but were too busy with their lives off of the field to amount to any thing positive for this franchise.

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      I would rank Freeman around the same spot as Michael Clayton. Both players were 1st round draft picks who flashed greatness early on in their careers, but were too busy with their lives off of the field to amount to any thing positive for this franchise.

      That's fair. I rank those players who showed they could play at one point as not being as bad as the players who always just flat out stunk.

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      I wouldn't rank him in the top ten.  He didn't work out and I'm certainly no fan  but it is very easy to name 10 other draftees that were less productive than he was during his time here.

      I agree with this, I don't think Josh would be in my top 10. We got a few good/average years out of him truthfully.

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      Benn, Booger McFarland, DeQuan Bowers, Kenyatta Walker, Reidell Anthony, Dexter Jackson, Myron Lewis, Brian Price, Sabby Piscitelli, Gaines Adams

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    • Anonymous

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      I don’t feel like ranking them right now, but here would be my non-comprehensive list of 1st and 2nd round picks from the time I’ve been watching who flat out couldn’t play NFL football: Da'Quan Bowers Arrelious Benn Dexter Jackson Sabby PiscitelliKenyatta WalkerCosey ColemanReidel Anthony I'm a little easier of the players who had injury problems or peaked early and flamed out. These guys all just were horrible.

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    • Anonymous

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      We had to the chance to select Desean Jackson? Really, I didn’t realize the NFL cloned him and made another one there when the Bucs picked. Dexter Jackson should be A LOT higher, I mean guys like Benn and Freeman sucked but we still got 1 good year from Freeman and at least a few catches from Benn. Jackson gave up a slip and slide and thats it.

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't feel like ranking them right now, but here would be my non-comprehensive list of 1st and 2nd round picks from the time I've been watching who flat out couldn't play NFL football: Da'Quan Bowers Arrelious Benn Dexter Jackson Sabby PiscitelliKenyatta WalkerCosey ColemanReidel Anthony I'm a little easier of the players who had injury problems or peaked early and flamed out. These guys all just were horrible.

      Benn had about a thousand knee issues when he was here

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    • Anonymous

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      Speaking of Benn…  weren’t we supposed to get a conditional pick in 2014 in that trade?

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't feel like ranking them right now, but here would be my non-comprehensive list of 1st and 2nd round picks from the time I've been watching who flat out couldn't play NFL football: Da'Quan Bowers Arrelious Benn Dexter Jackson Sabby PiscitelliKenyatta WalkerCosey ColemanReidel Anthony I'm a little easier of the players who had injury problems or peaked early and flamed out. These guys all just were horrible.

      Benn had about a thousand knee issues when he was here

      My point was I was trying to separate out Arron Sears, Carnell Williams, Booger, and others who were at least at one time pretty good.

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    • Anonymous

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      Gaines was surely a bust but the idiots in Chicago (oh crap was that Lovie??)  somehow thought he was worth a 2nd round pick. That the pick was traded and ended up with New England who drafted Rob Gronkowski…. So essentially, he did have value when he left.

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    • Anonymous

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      Gaines Adams wasn’t as bad as people like to remember. He had 12.5 sacks those first two years, which as we’ve seen lately, is not that easy to replicate. Had he not been traded and not passed away, he would have likely put up at least 5 sacks every year and maybe if he had one extra good game could have had upward of 8. You can do a lot worse than that. Look who Atlanta drafted right after him that year.

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't feel like ranking them right now, but here would be my non-comprehensive list of 1st and 2nd round picks from the time I've been watching who flat out couldn't play NFL football: Da'Quan Bowers Arrelious Benn Dexter Jackson Sabby PiscitelliKenyatta WalkerCosey ColemanReidel Anthony I'm a little easier of the players who had injury problems or peaked early and flamed out. These guys all just were horrible.

      Benn had about a thousand knee issues when he was here

      Bowers too. He had knee issues dating all the way back to his college days. They rolled the dice on him, horrible gamble for that high a pick.

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    • Anonymous

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      Feel Real Good: "Gaines Adams wasn't as bad as people like to remember. He had 12.5 sacks those first two years, which as we've seen lately, is not that easy to replicate."Gaines does look good when compared to hot garbage. Imagine that.

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    • Anonymous

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      Gaines wouldn’t be on my top 10 and hell, we got a second rounder back for him IIRC. If we had better interior push, we may have sang a different tune with him.

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    • Anonymous

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      Based on the money I’ll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

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    • Anonymous

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      All things considered I don’t see how any 1st round pick from the last 20 years was worse than Reidel Anthony, yet no one hardly ever talks about him when coming up with these lists.

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      All things considered I don't see how any 1st round pick from the last 20 years was worse than Reidel Anthony, yet no one hardly ever talks about him when coming up with these lists.

      These lists tend to weigh heavily on the recent, ignoring or forgetting more deserving mistakes of the past.  I'll give this list credit for at least discussing picks more than 10 years ago.  that said, I don't agree with a few of their choices.

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    • Anonymous

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

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    • Anonymous

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Wow, talk about the Death Match of Disappointment...Personally, I wouldn't declare either of them "busts", I think that term is almost as overused as "great".  Both made significant contributions while here; I'd be more inclined to declare them both disappointing.  I would say that Freeman is closer to the bust label.  At his best, Freeman was the better player, but his best was all too brief, and with/in spite of Dilfer, at least you can point to playoff seasons.  Make no mistake though, both were set backs for this franchise in the end.

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      Based on the money I'll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

      Wow! Just Wow. #McClownLover

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    • Anonymous

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      Only this franchise would have a bad phone connection on draft day….

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    • Anonymous

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Bucs would have won the Super Bowl in 1999 with Freeman

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    • Anonymous

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Bucs would have won the Super Bowl in 1999 with Freeman

      he was only 11

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    • Anonymous

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Interesting question. Statistically, I'd rate them very similarly with one good season, one pretty good season, and the rest crap. I think I'd give Dilfer the edge because at least you know you got the best he could do. We didn't get Freeman's best effort. And I agree with the other poster that neither were true busts.

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      Based on the money I'll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

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      Hard to say, both guys had one good year – Dilfer was a pro bowler in 1997 – and otherwise did little.  I think Dilfer’s biggest problem was that he was “wasting” better teams with his level of suck than Freeman was.

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      Freeman elevated teams that would have been horrendous to atleast a level of respectability. The 2009 team was heading toward 0-16. If he Freeman didn’t get red hot in the middle of the season the 2012 team would have been 3-13

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      Freeman elevated teams that would have been horrendous to atleast a level of respectability. The 2009 team was heading toward 0-16. If he Freeman didn't get red hot in the middle of the season the 2012 team would have been 3-13

      How did Freeman do down the stretch that year?

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      Freeman elevated teams that would have been horrendous to atleast a level of respectability. The 2009 team was heading toward 0-16. If he Freeman didn't get red hot in the middle of the season the 2012 team would have been 3-13

      ... Of course he's also been more than capable of dragging down teams all my himself, see the last 2 years.  Dilfer never elevated  teams so in that sense Freeman is marginally better.

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      Oddly in 2012 that same pass defense was good enough for us to get wins until Freeman decided to go into the tank. Shut the holy hell up about the first two games of the year. Freeman sucked rocks in those games. Th offense scored ona 5 yards TD drive vs the a Jets and scored all of 7 points vs the Saints. No, Freeman wasn't doing his job in those games...and oh yes in those two games he managed 185 and 113 yards of passing offense. No Freeman choked away those wins by being insanely unproductive.

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Interesting question. Statistically, I'd rate them very similarly with one good season, one pretty good season, and the rest crap. I think I'd give Dilfer the edge because at least you know you got the best he could do. We didn't get Freeman's best effort. And I agree with the other poster that neither were true busts.

      Agree.  Dilfer gave his all, every play. Freeman checked out at times, for whatever reason. One of life's great mystery's. Perhaps someday we find out the truth. When he is flat out broke, he may need to write  a book to make a little money.

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      Ok, who was the bigger bust, Freeman or Dilfer?

      Interesting question. Statistically, I'd rate them very similarly with one good season, one pretty good season, and the rest crap. I think I'd give Dilfer the edge because at least you know you got the best he could do. We didn't get Freeman's best effort. And I agree with the other poster that neither were true busts.

      Agree about the effort point...

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      Oddly in 2012 that same pass defense was good enough for us to get wins until Freeman decided to go into the tank.

      When we won 5 out 6 Freeman was playing at an MVP level.115/200, 1715 yards, 16 TDs, 3 INTs, 106.2 ratingDuring the 5 game losing streak opponent QBs had a 105 rating. We lost a game with Dilfer when the Giants ran 25 times for 28 yards, had 79 yards passing, 4 first downs, didn't cross the 50.

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      Based on the money I'll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

      Bwahahahahaha!Most people try to remove feet from their mouth. You, however, seem to enjoy jamming them even further down your gullet.

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      Based on the money I'll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

      Dude. Sure he had a rough start to his pro career, but since then, he has lived up to expectations, he has even exceeded them.  And managed to overtake Suh as the better player.  What more can he do? Get 20 sacks in a season?

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      Based on the money I'll thrown in the great disappearing Geraldini

      Dude. Sure he had a rough start to his pro career, but since then, he has lived up to expectations, he has even exceeded them.  And managed to overtake Suh as the better player.  What more can he do? Get 20 sacks in a season?

      Have more of a presence on 3rd down and with a 4th qtr lead. He wasn't drafted 3rd overall and doesn't make $15.6M for run fits.

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      DT Bro. Not DE. Get straight!!

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      DT Bro. Not DE. Get straight!!

      3rd overall, $15.6M. Get to the QB

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    • mditt01

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      Vinny’s failures with the Bucs weren’t his fault. He had a terrible team and no one to help him out. Look at what he did with the Jets and even the Browns. Give him a decent squad and he can perform. And Adams wasn’t a bust either, not in my opinion anyway. His rookie and sophomore years were actually pretty impressive.

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      I’m surprised no one mentioned Eric Curry, or Broderick Thomas.  Granted ” The Sandman ” made a great play here and there, he hardly lived up to the #6 overall pick.  Eric Curry on the other hand was just awful!

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      We had to the chance to select Desean Jackson? Really, I didn't realize the NFL cloned him and made another one there when the Bucs picked. Dexter Jackson should be A LOT higher, I mean guys like Benn and Freeman sucked but we still got 1 good year from Freeman and at least a few catches from Benn. Jackson gave up a slip and slide and thats it.

      Problem with Freeman is that he set the Franchise back at least a couple of years. Getting a couple good years from a QB who then tanks has resulted in the Bucs holding onto Freeman 2 years longer than we should have (in hindsight). And obviously the QB position is different from say, WR, in that you can't just drop him down the depth chart.While Freeman was more productive than many on this list, because of (a) his position and (b) how he busted I think he deserves to be where he is.

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      I'm surprised no one mentioned Eric Curry, or Broderick Thomas.  Granted " The Sandman " made a great play here and there, he hardly lived up to the #6 overall pick.  Eric Curry on the other hand was just awful!

      Agree about Curry,he always seems forgotten on these lists.  Thomas wasn't a bust, he had one great season and might have been quite good in a system that maximized what he did.

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    • Anonymous

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      Vinny's failures with the Bucs weren't his fault. He had a terrible team and no one to help him out. Look at what he did with the Jets and even the Browns. Give him a decent squad and he can perform. And Adams wasn't a bust either, not in my opinion anyway. His rookie and sophomore years were actually pretty impressive.

      Vinny's greatest woe wasn't the talent around him,but the coaching in my opinion.  Even so, his head wasn't screwed on entirely right, and was disappointing. 

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    • Anonymous

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      Freeman is not in the top 10. Clayton and Williams are ahead of him, along with Dexter Jackson, cheeseburger Brian Price, Fatboy Daquan “I had 7 tackles last year” Bowers, and so many more. Let’s not be ridiculous

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