2012 NFL Draft: Best Available Players on the Third Day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 2012 NFL Draft ends today. Teams will run through rounds four through seven today, starting at noon ET. The largest group of quality players are already off the board, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are unlikely to find any starters in today's draft, especially considering their lack of a fourth-round pick. But there are still some role-players available who could serve as backups or core special teamers. Let's go through some names.

OT Bobby Massie, Mississippi: When a talented offensive tackle falls this far, there has to be something wrong with him we don't know about. But Massie is a quality player and there's an outside chance he could push Jeremy Trueblood for starting spot.

RB Lamar Miller, Miami (FL): I'm not a fan of Lamar Miller, but at this point he's intriguing. Miller is extremely raw, but has shiftiness, speed and some talent.

LB James-Michael Johnson, Nevada: A thumping middle linebacker, Johnson could add quality competition to the Bucs' roster.

WR Joe Adams, Arkansas: Adams is a talented, fast receiver who would work best in the slot.

WR Jarius Wright, Arkansas: See my remarks on Joe Adams.

CB Alfonzo Dennard: Great in press and a physical guy, but raw as soon as he gets beyond the stage of pressing a cornerback. Plus, he hit a cop. In the face.

WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin: Physically gifted wide receiver.

LB Nigel Bradham, Florida State: Quality linebacker who should up the level of competition in camp.

Finally, the players who visited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (that we know of) and who are still available:

TE Taylor Thompson, SMU.
OT Dennis Kelly, Purdue.
TE Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette.
OT/G David Gonzalez, Washington State.
LB Tank Carder, TCU.
CB Ron Brooks, LSU.
CB Josh Bellamy, Louisville.

For a more comprehensive list of quality players still available, check out Mocking the Draft.

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