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NFL Draft: Gerod Holliman to work out for Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out Louisville safety Gerod Holliman, according to Matt Miller.

Holliman is widely seen as one of the least-bad safeties in what looks like a terrible class of prospects. At times, the way he takes angles to tackles reminds me of Sabby Piscitelli, but his 14 interceptions are not only intriguing, but a decent indicator of his talent as a ball-hawk. His poor performance in the 40-yard dash (4.61 at his pro day) will likely stop him from being drafted very high, unless he can run better in private workouts.

There's one other reason why the Bucs may want to talk to Holliman: he picked off Jameis Winston twice in one game, one of them by following Winston's eyes, or so he told Greg Bedard.

"That was a big thing with him," Holliman says. "It is with most quarterbacks. He didn't look anybody off."

The Bucs have a need at free safety, assuming they still plan on cutting Dashon Goldson, and Holliman might be able to help fill that need. If he drops to the third round, he might be a good pick. But the Bucs have too many needs at more urgent positions to really consider him with a higher pick.