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RG3 wants to make football fun again -
Griffin admitted in an interview that football hasn't been fun during his last two seasons.

2015 NFL mock draft: Finding a consensus on 32 picks -
This week's mock pulled together 20 drafts from around the Internet to see if we can find a common ground. For some picks, it worked. For others, it was a complete disaster.

MMBM: Tim Tebow is the Jackie Robinson of the NFL -
Flying in the face of all odds, Tim Tebow has scratched and clawed his way back to the NFL.

Insider: Offseason Program Begins's Casey Phillips and Scott Smith recap the pre-draft press conferences at One Buccaneer Place during the first day of the Buccaneers offseason conditioning program.

Johnson Returns Leaner, More Prepared
George Johnson turned himself into a trimmer, more agile rusher during his time away from Tampa, and now he returns with less weight on his mind, too, thanks to the Bucs' obvious belief in him.

Transcripts: Day 1 of Offseason Program
General Manager Jason Licht, Head Coach Lovie Smith and Buccaneer players Gerald McCoy, George Johnson and Bruce Carter all spoke to the media at length on Monday.

WATCH: Buccaneers Press Conferences
Lovie Smith, Jason Licht, Gerald McCoy, George Johnson and Bruce Carter met with the media on Monday.'s 2015 OT Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report
Who are the top prospects at the offensive tackle position in this year's NFL Draft? Who are some players the Bucs could take?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht says team has favorite for No. 1 pick
Buccaneers general manager Licht stopped well short of saying how Tampa Bay will use the No. 1 pick but did acknowledge that there is a consensus favorite.

Rookie quarterback will be face of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Assuming the top pick is Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston, that player will be the team's most recognizable figure for the forseeable future.

Licht would be ‘comfortable’ making Bucs’ top pick today | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The 2015 NFL draft is still more than a week away, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht says he’d be comfortable making the first pick in that draft today.

Bucs put 2-14 in past with start of offseason program | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy showed up for the start of the team’s offseason workout program Monday with a red streak in his hair and a chip on his shoulder.

Would Hueytown residents draft Jameis Winston (and more story extras) | Tampa Bay Times

Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston ahead with pundits, behind in poll | Tampa Bay Times

Bucs have 'total agreement' on No. 1 pick but will wait for draft | Tampa Bay Times
Ten days before the NFL draft, the Bucs have come to a 'total agreement,' as to which player they will select with the No. 1 overall choice.

Bruce Carter eager for new role as Bucs' middle linebacker | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA -- Middle linebacker is a crucial position in Lovie Smith's defense, calling defensive signals, covering plenty of ground in pass coverage and having a natural leadership role in the middle of the field.

Analysis: Bucs consensus points to Jameis Winston | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Larger than Lee Roy. Bigger than Bo. More vital than Vinny.

2015 NFL draft ranking: No. 6: Jameis Winston - NFL -
It's time to talk about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who brings a series of interesting complications to the NFL.

2015 NFL Draft: Team visits don't mean all that much for prospects | The MMQB with Peter King
Below, you’ll read all manner of rumor and conjecture about the NFL draft and the people whose lives will change, in minor and major fashion, in two weeks.

Greg Cosell's draft preview: Dante Fowler should be Titans' pick at No. 2 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: I was making the second overall pick for the Titans. I'd take Florida outside linebacker/defensive end Dante Fowler. I think Fowler is the best defensive prospect in the draft.