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Buccaneers 2011 Draft Picks: Tampa Bay Takes Anthony Gaitor in the Seventh Round

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With the 222nd overall pick, the Buccaneers have selected Anthony Gaitor, cornerback out of Florida International. Unlike more recent cornerbacks drafted by the Bucs, Anthony Gaitor is a small and thin cornerback and not a physical specimen. Because of his size he may be a nickel corner only in the NFL, but he can play man coverage. He's a bit raw and could use some technique refinement, but that's true for any seventh-round draft pick. He's physical and willing to tackle, so that should appeal to the Bucs at least and encourage them to use him early on.

Gaitor looks like a depth player only who is unlikely to ever start on the outside, but could be used as a dime corner early on. Those would be pretty good returns for a seventh-rounder, really, but the Bucs have found some gems in the past two seventh rounds with E.J. Biggers, Sammie Stroughter, Dekoda Watson, Erik Lorig and Cody Grimm.