Buccaneers 2011 Draft Picks: Tampa Bay Takes Anthony Gaitor in the Seventh Round

With the 222nd overall pick, the Buccaneers have selected Anthony Gaitor, cornerback out of Florida International. Unlike more recent cornerbacks drafted by the Bucs, Anthony Gaitor is a small and thin cornerback and not a physical specimen. Because of his size he may be a nickel corner only in the NFL, but he can play man coverage. He's a bit raw and could use some technique refinement, but that's true for any seventh-round draft pick. He's physical and willing to tackle, so that should appeal to the Bucs at least and encourage them to use him early on. 

Gaitor looks like a depth player only who is unlikely to ever start on the outside, but could be used as a dime corner early on. Those would be pretty good returns for a seventh-rounder, really, but the Bucs have found some gems in the past two seventh rounds with E.J. Biggers, Sammie Stroughter, Dekoda Watson, Erik Lorig and Cody Grimm.

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