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Daily Bucs Links: Mike Evans' disappointment

Here's your open thread for today.

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The NFL should stop messing around and just get rid of kickoffs -
The NFL keeps tinkering with its kickoff rule to prevent teams from participating in its most dangerous play. Why not just get rid of it?

Here are the players who will be attending the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago -
Twenty-five prospects have accepted invitations to the draft festivities in Chicago.

New Orleans Police recover gun in Will Smith's vehicle -
Police said that a search warrant led to them finding weapons in the vehicles of both men involved in Will Smith's April 9 shooting.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 9.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 9 pick.

Kiper, McShay Release New Mock Drafts
Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have the Buccaneers selecting an offensive tackle in the first round of their latest mock drafts.

Infographic: Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey
A look at one of the top cornerbacks in this year's draft class.'s Weekly Bucs Mailbag 4-12 | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature recently, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered by the PR staff.

Worst NFL draft move for all 32 teams since 2011
NFL Nation reporters assess all 32 teams' worst draft decisions since 2011, including the Cowboys' and Jaguars' trades up into the top of the first round backfiring badly.

Bucs notes: Koetter keeping Glennon in loop on trade status | and The Tampa Tribune
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made no secret of his desire to keep backup QB Mike Glennon in the fold for this year. Koetter’s desires won’t necessarily keep the Bucs from trading Glennon, though.

Despite numbers, Bucs WR Evans calls sophomore season ‘disappointment’ | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Judging solely by the numbers he put up, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a better season as an NFL sophomore last year than he did as a rookie.

How many Bucs players can you spot in workout video? | Tampa Bay Times
So Bucs players had their first day back at One Buc Place on Monday for the start of offseason conditioning. These workouts aren't open to the media, so we can't see who's participating, who's absent and so on. Head coach Dirk Koetter shared that he didn't have 100 percent attendance Monday for the first day, but said he was pretty darn close, which naturally has us intrigued who was and wasn't there.

Eight small-school prospects on Bucs' draft radar | Tampa Bay Times
It stands to reason that after the success of guard Ali Marpet out of tiny Hobart College last year, the Bucs' front office should only have more confidence in their ability to not only identify small-school talent in the draft but also to develop it at the NFL level.

2016 NFL draft: Noah Spence scouting report
Given the constant need for pass rushers and Spence’s obvious talent, he’s going to cause a lot of interesting debates in front offices around the league.

Jason Pierre-Paul details firework explosion, hand injury
In an exclusive to Sports Illustrated, Jason Pierre-Paul discusses in detail the explosion that destroyed his hand, nearly cost him his career and forever changed his life.