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Daily Bucs Links 4/24/12 - Evaluating the draft before it happens

More from the Vikings: Kalil not a 'game-changer?' | & Tampa Bay Times
Left tackles generally aren't - but they're valuable. news: Vikings' smokescreens on Matt Kalil are working
Get here already, thursday. news: Draft's hottest prospect: Mark Barron's worth a top-10 pick
Huh, really?

Acceptance of campus pot smoking altering NFL's drug compass - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
When will the NFL stop testing?

Bears GM assesses draft's strengths, weaknesses -
The Bucs' weaknesses line up well with this draft's strengths.

Sources: New Orleans Saints' Mickey Loomis could eavesdrop on opposing coaches during home games - ESPN
This is going to be fun.

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis denies ESPN report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Of course he would. news: NFL draft positional rankings: Board shifts before event
Mayock's board has shifted again.

Trading places? Tampa Bay Bucs say they're ready for all NFL draft possibilities - Tampa Bay Times
Trading is easier said than done.

2012 Pre-Draft Breakdown: Day 1 | What The Buc?
A good, quick breakdown.

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Ryan Tannehill not a lock for Dolphins or top 10; more recent 2012 NFL Draft buzz - Peter King -
Always worth a read.

Jets’ Trevor Pryce Is Retired, and Getting Tired of It -
Really good read on Pryce's experiences in retirement. news: Even unnamed scouts love Trent Richardson
Everyone loves Richardson.

"A very wise coach once told me, ‘If you really want play-action, you better pull a guard’" — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III agree | Smart Football
Interesting schematic stuff. news: Thomas Dimitroff won't hesitate to trade Atlanta Falcons' picks
That'd be interesting.

A behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 NFL Draft telecasts of ESPN, NFL Network - Richard Deitsch -
What it says in the title.

What to expect to see on ESPN, NFL Network - Richard Deitsch -
For those who need to decide on which network to watch.

Wonderlic only one piece of NFL draft puzzle |
A small one.

The Devalued Five - NFL Draft Preview -

Prep Report - Hillsborough: Plant loses a TE, gains a WR, thanks to the Bucs - from Sports
When coaches move, their kids move too.

Fletcher Cox got second-round grade from Draft Advisory Board | ProFootballTalk
Yet he'll be the first defensive tackle off the board.

Draft preview: Wide receivers - Tampa Bay Times
Not really a need.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 NFL Draft: Three surprise names that could be called this week | What The Buc?
Another three prospects. Rewind: Best Draft Trades |
The Bucs' history of draft-day trades.

Simpson hit with three-game ban | National Football Post
Expect something similar for Talib, when his trial ends.