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Tayo Fabuluje was out of football and working 3 jobs. Now he's ready for the NFL. -
How TCU offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje conquered hopelessness by sheer force of optimism.

Xavier Cooper is punching his way into the NFL -
The Washington State defensive lineman was advised to stay in school for another year. Danny Kelly watched the tape and saw a player whose quickness and hand fighting technique are ready for the pros.

Alstott to Announce Bucs 2nd-Round Pick
The former fullback will announce who the Buccaneers select with pick No. 34 in the NFL Draft.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundtable, Part 3
With one week to go until the real thing, continues its four-way mock draft, with Joe Kania, Andrew Norton, Casey Phillips and Scott Smith matching wits (Part 3 of 4).'s 2015 LB Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report
In an attempt to cater their unit more to fit the Tampa 2 system, the Buccaneers made some significant moves along the linebacking corps this offseason

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have draft needs beyond the obvious - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
There's logic to a quarterback-offensive line-defensive line order, but there are other needs as well.

Bucs draft analysis: Quarterback | and The Tampa Tribune
The Buccaneers have eight selections, including the No. 1 overall pick, in the 2015 NFL draft to be held April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tampa Bay has one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus an additional pick in the seventh

Bucs Talk: Offseason moves, 2015 schedule | and The Tampa Tribune
Olivia Stacey and Tampa Tribune’s Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings discuss a few of Tampa Bay’s offseason acquisitions and take a look at the team’s 2015 regular season schedule.

Bucs Talk: Who’s the #1 draft pick? | and The Tampa Tribune
Olivia Stacey and Tampa Tribune’s Bucs beat writer Roy Cummings breakdown the Buccaneers 2015 NFL Draft needs.

Draft: Bucs passing up on a QB? It’s always possible | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Most signs point toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers using the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft on a quarterback. Beyond that, signs point to the selection of Florida State’s Jameis Winston

Breaking it down for Bucs: quarterbacks | Tampa Bay Times
Who the Bucs have - Mike Glennon (6-6, 232): He has 29 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions in his two-year career but could be dealt for a draft pick if Bucs don't value a strong backup behind a rookie.

2015 NFL draft position analysis: Defensive line | Tampa Bay Times
Who the Bucs have - Gerald McCoy, DT (6-4, 300): Pro Bowl player and team's most vocal leader, had 8.5 sacks last season despite being limited by hand and knee injuries.

Bucs to have Mike Alstott announce 2nd-round draft pick | Tampa Bay Times
The NFL has each team selecting a former player to announce their second-round draft picks next week in Chicago, and the Bucs will have former fullback Mike Alstott doing the honors when they make the No. 34 overall pick.

Toss and talk: Lavonte David Q&A after Rays' first pitch | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs linebacker Lavonte David was a two-sport athlete Thursday, going across the bridge to throw a ceremonial first pitch before the Rays' home game against the Red Sox. David, wearing a white No. 54 Rays jersey, said he never played baseball as a kid and appreciated getting a few practice tosses earlier Thursday before he took the mound under the lights. Here's a video clip of his first pitch.

Bucs weigh risk vs. reward in dealing No. 1 draft pick | Tampa Bay Times
NFL draft-day trades — particularly those involving high picks — are rare and risky.For every sage, there's a sucker.

Jameis Winston seen as having same faults as '07 bust JaMarcus Russell

NFL draft: Q&A with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota took time to chat with Shutdown Corner a week out from the biggest day of his professional life.

New York Jets altered NFL history by drafting Kyle Brady instead of Warren Sapp in 1995
Because of the events of April 22, 1995, Kyle Brady became a Jet, Warren Sapp went to the Bucs and Ray Lewis eventually landed with the Ravens. Two of those teams went on to win Super Bowls.

Marynowitz: Eagles Taking Three-Pronged Approach - Birds 24/7
Philadelphia Eagles VP of player personnel Ed Marynowitz lays out the team's three-pronged approach to player evaluation.