Worst draft in the past decade?

Taking a look back on the Bucs recent drafts, Ive found the worst draft the bucs had in the past decade. One reason the Bucs have so many holes and lack depth is due to the fact we missed on pretty much every pick. The BEST pick in this draft...6th round pick-Adam Hayward

1st round, 4th overall-DE Gaines Adams

Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Gaines Adams. It's awful that Adams only played 3 seasons before passing away at the young age of 26 and who knows what could have been but after 2 seasons with the Bucs, they ended up trading their 4th selection to the Bears for a 2nd round pick that was traded a few times and ended up becoming...Rob Gronkowski. Guys that were drafted after Adams: LaRon Landry, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch and Darrelle Revis.

2nd round, 35th overall-G Arron Sears

Sears showed a lot of promise early on in his career, starting 31 straight games for the Bucs and winning an all Rookie award. He then started suffering from a post concussion injury that turned out to be career threatening and was then released by the Bucs. Drafted after Sears: Eric Weddle, Zach Miller, Sidney Rice, Eric Wright and Ryan Khalil.

2nd round, 64th overall-S Sabby Piscitelli

3 games into his rookie season Sabby broke his foot, started 5 games in 2008 and then finally in 2009 started 15 games. Bucs released him in 2010 and since has enjoyed a cup of coffee with the Chiefs and Browns since then.

3rd round, 68th overall-LB Quincy Black

Black also saw his career come to an end early after a helmet to helmet collision with Ryan Mathews. Through his career with the Bucs he had tallied 283 tackles with 3 interceptions and 3.5 sacks. He was released last year. Drafted after Piscitelli and Black: Jacoby Jones, James Jones, Brandon Mebane, Marshal Yanda and Michael Bush.

4th round, 106th overall-S Tanard Jackson

Jackson was a corner in college but the Bucs turned him into a Free Safety and started all 16 games in his rookie season. After that it went downhill for him as he got into a lot of legal trouble and was eventually released. Drafted after Jackson: Paul Soliai, Doug Free, Dashon Goldson, Jermon Bushrod and Scott Chandler.

5th round, 141st overall-DE Greg Peterson

Who? Current Sacramento Mountain Lions Defensive end...released from the Bucs in 2009, enjoyed a cup of coffee with the Jags and Redskins. 14 career games played (10 w/Bucs), 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Drafted after Peterson: Steve Breaston, Kevin Boss, Brent Celek, Corey Graham and Will Gay.

6th round, 182nd overall-LB Adam Hayward

Hayward is the only player that has stuck with the Bucs from this draft. Mainly a back up and special teamer, he has 161 total tackles, 1 sack and 2 fumble recoveries. He was a captain on special teams and is currently a Free Agent; The Bucs may resign him for depth. This was the Bucs best pick of the draft and it came in the 6th round.

The Rest of them 7th rounders: OT-Chris Denman, CB-Marcus Hamilton and RB-Kenneth Darby.

This was a pretty solid draft year and yet the bucs failed to grab any difference makers that are still on the team, yet have traded for 2 of them (Revis and Goldson). Obviously no one can predict injuries or health problems but it's still bad to look back at this draft and see what we did.


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