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Daily Bucs Links: Joey Bosa's great-grandfather

Here's your open thread for today.

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The Seahawks' Earl Thomas wore a crown to his wedding -
Wouldn't you, if you could?

The backlash to Urban Meyer's comments about Cardale Jones and school completely misses the point -
Urban Meyer wasn't criticizing his former quarterback's intelligence or otherwise. And not loving the school part of college is hardly an indictment of anyone.

Donald Trump apparently thinks Rex Ryan won two championships with the Jets -
According to Donald Trump, Rex Ryan won two championships with the Jets.

Why the NFL can finally admit football causes CTE and not owe players anything -
The NFL is finally copping to CTE now that it's not liable for it.

Joey Bosa's great-grandfather was once Al Capone's bodyguard and a Chicago crime boss -
"Joey Batters" was Bosa's great-grandfather.

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi has 'a different maturity level' than other NFL Draft prospects -
At 24 years old, the defensive end is older than most rookies, but his versatility makes him an intriguing prospect.

2016 NFL mock draft: Fallout from the Rams-Titans trade -
The Rams now have the top pick in the draft, and the target is a quarterback.

Leonard Floyd is the 2016 NFL Draft's jack of all trades -
The Georgia edge rusher can play coverage, defend the run, work on the inside and the outside as rush the passer and more. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White wonders what Floyd's specialty is.

2016 Draft Profile: CB Vernon Hargreaves
College highlights of Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: All seven rounds, including team-by-team picks -
The 2016 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and here's a look at how all seven rounds (yes, all 253 picks!) could play out for every team.

Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup, 10.0
NFL Draft analysts weigh in on the Buccaneers' No. 9 pick.

All-Access: Draft Right Around the Corner Senior Writer/ Editor Scott Smith sits down with Head Coach Dirk Koetter as the NFL Draft approaches.'s Bucs Monday Mailbag 4-18 | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature recently, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered by the PR staff.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers expected to go heavy on defense in NFL draft
The Bucs could go several directions with the ninth overall pick, but it's time they start drafting defensive players.

Bucs LB Alexander says key to success is ‘heart’ | and The Tampa Tribune
You gotta have heart. That’s how second-year Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander sees it. To make it in the NFL, Alexander said last week, a player needs to have heart, and lots of it.

Bucs GM: Most draft busts related to issues ‘above the neck’ | and The Tampa Tribune
NFL teams have all the tools necessary to measure a player’s physical talents. What they don’t have are the tools necessary to accurately measure a player’s mental capabilities.

Appeals court upholds $1 billion NFL concussion settlement | and The Tampa Tribune
PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history.

Should teams worry about Robert Nkemdiche's NFL future?
Between Robert Nkemdiche's off-field issues and unique outlook on life, teams worry about his NFL future. Should they?

Jameis Winston answers character questions as leader of Tampa Bay Bucs - Orlando Sentinel
Jameis Winston is answering character questions as the new leader of Tampa Bay Bucs entering his second NFL season.