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The Bucs’ 10 Best Draft Picks: #2 – Lee Roy Selmon

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2. Lee Roy Selmon – DE – 1976 – 1st Round (1st Overall)

Lee Roy Selmon was the first player drafted in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history and also the only Buccaneer in the Hall of Fame to play his entire career with the team.

Due to injuries, Selmon was limited to only 9 seasons in the NFL, but he will always be considered one of the best defensive ends to play the game. Unofficially, he finished his career with 78.5 sacks (sacks weren’t tracked by the NFL until 1982). Selmon was named to 6 Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro 7 times. In 1979, he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Once his career was over, the Bucs retired his #63 and then in 1995 he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Selmon remained in the Tampa Bay area and as both the assistant athletic director and athletic director was instrumental in the birth of USF’s football program.

3. Warren Sapp – DT – 1995 – 1st Round (12th Overall)
4. John Lynch – S – 1993 – 3rd Round (82nd Overall)
5. Ronde Barber – CB – 1997 – 3rd Round (66th Overall)
6. Mike Alstott – RB – 1996 – 2nd Round (35th Overall)
7. Warrick Dunn – RB – 1997 – 1st Round (12th Overall)
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)