The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Miami running back Mike James with the 21st pick in the sixth round, 189th overall. The Buccaneers had just created a hole at running by trading him away for return specialist Jeff Demps to the Patriots, receiving a seventh-rounder in return. James ran for 621 yards last season, adding 344 yards on 30 receptions. It seems he was at his best on passing downs, as his rushing statistics are far from impressive. He does have a lovely smile, though.
The Bucs had to trade up seven spots to select James, giving up the seventh-round pick they had just received for Legarrette Blount in the process. And with that, the Buccaneers have no more draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Bucs can now focus on undrafted free agents.
The Buccaneers have now added a major contributor at cornerback in Johnthan Banks, some significant defensive line depth in Akeem Spence, William Gholston and Steven Means, a return man in Jeff Demps, a backup quarterback in Mike Glennon and finally a running back to back up Doug Martin in Mike James.
The Bucs have just one real remaining hole on the roster, which comes at tight end.