On day one and two the Bucs used their picks on receiver Mike Evans, tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins and running back Charles Sims to become the Tampa Bay Dunkaneers. So after addressing the skill positions in the first two days of the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally added an offensive lineman on day three of the draft selecting Kadeem Edwards out of Tennessee State. The Bucs had a massive need at guard, but by waiting this long they're mostly adding depth at the position rather than finding a starter.
#Buccaneers @ 143: Kadeem Edwards. D-IAA All American. 43 career starts. Played LG at Tennessee St. Long arms (34 1/2"). 27" vert, 26 reps.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) May 10, 2014
The Bucs' newest addition will presumably be a swing backup for either guard position, and may be able to play offensive tackle as well -- he has the long arms to do so, at least. He might get pressed into service as a starter if Carl Nicks can't recover from injury, however.
The Bucs have two more picks today in the sixth and seventh round, so stay tuned. When the draft ends we'll start seeing reports of undrafted free agents signing and being invited to try out at the Bucs' rookie mini-camp, and we'll have a tracker to cover all of that, too.
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