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The Bucs’ 10 Best Draft Picks: #7 – Warrick Dunn

7. Warrick Dunn – RB – 1997 – 1st Round (12th Overall)

Although Warrick Dunn spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, he was originally one of the key contributors to the Bucs’ rise in the late 90’s.

Dunn immediately became a fan favorite in Tampa Bay and rightfully so, as he gave the Bucs the offensive excitement they had been missing. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in 1998 and 2000 and has never caught less than 39 passes during his six seasons with the team. Dunn continued to perform when he went to the Falcons and surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards in 2007.

Dunn signed a 2-year contract with the Bucs this past off-season and immediately made an impact. He led the team with 786 rushing yards and tied for second with 47 receptions.

In addition to his performance on the field, Dunn is known for his extensive charity work. As well as the Warrick Dunn Foundation, Dunn – along with a number of other sports personalities – formed Athletes for Hope, an organization that helps other athletes become more involved in charitable activities.

I'm definitely glad it looks like he will be able to finish his career in Tampa.

8. Paul Gruber – T – 1988 – 1st Round (4th Overall)
9. James Wilder – RB – 1981 – 2nd Round (34th Overall)
10. Doug Williams – QB – 1979 – 1st Round (17th Overall)