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Daily Bucs Links: Ali Marpet's road to the NFL

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Connor Cook is just the latest victim of NFL Draft character overanalysis -
Cam Newton, Jameis Winston and even Marcus Mariota are just a few of the many quarterbacks who were doubted for their ability to lead.

Adolphus Washington isn't going to let a past mistake color his NFL future -
The former Ohio State DT has been candid about his recent off-field issues and is ready to move on and contribute in the NFL.

Will Fuller is fast and ... well, that's it -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White has questions about the Notre Dame wide receiver's hands and route-running ability, but at least Fuller can run.

Revisiting the 2013 NFL Draft shows us no pick is ever safe -
The 2013 NFL Draft may be one of the worst of the modern era. Let's take a look back at the first-round picks and see what lessons can be learned from this.

It’s never too soon to take a pass rusher in the NFL Draft -
Think your team can play it safe and find a pass rusher in the middle and later rounds of the NFL Draft? Think again.

Josh Norman signs 5-year deal with Washington -
The Carolina Panthers rescinded Norman's franchise tag April 20.

How the Cleveland Browns can ace the 2016 NFL Draft -
No one has more picks in 2016 than the Browns. Here's how they should use the early selections.

Doug Martin to "Hit the Ground Running"
Doug Martin excelled in Dirk Koetter's system in 2015 and now he has a chance to help the Bucs' offense unlock even more of the potential in their new head coach's playbook.

2016 Cheer Auditions: 2nd Round
All week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders have hosted their 2nd round of auditions for the 2016 squad.

2016 Draft Profile: DT Vernon Butler
College highlights of Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

Infographic: Ohio State DE Joey Bosa
A look at one of the top defensive ends in this year's draft.

SR's Fab 5: Alexander Will Be A Nightmare For Bucs' Foes; Time To Trade Glennon | Pewter Report
MLB Kwon Alexander will be nightmare for Bucs' foes this year, it's time to trade Mike Glennon, SR's personal mock draft and more in this week's SR's Fab 5.'s 2016 WR/TE Draft Preview + Bucs' Best Bets | Pewter Report
At the NFL Owners Meetings last month, head coach Dirk Koetter went on record to say that he’s comfortable with the Buccaneers’ current depth at the wide receiver position.

ESPN NFL Nation reporter Jeff Legwold: Ranking the top 100 players available in the 2016 NFL draft
Who are the top 100 players in the 2016 NFL draft? NFL Nation reporter and longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold ranks them 1 to 100.

Bucs take closer look at defensive end Spence | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Unlike a year ago, when they publicly celebrated the arrival of quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota to their campus, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have remained quite mum this spring regarding the pre-draft visits prospects have made to One Buc Place.

Book by Selmon’s widow shows other side of Bucs legend | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Lee Roy Selmon’s widow, Claybra, has released a book — “A Life That Shined: Lee Roy Selmon.”

Bucs Draft Analysis: Running Back | and The Tampa Tribune
Given current players' lack of depth and the absence of a true fullback, this is a spot the Bucs may have to target at some point during the draft.

Selmon’s impact on community still felt 40 years after draft | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Forty years ago — before the league staged a combine, before around-the-clock analysis, even before the birth of ESPN — the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers rather quietly made the franchise’s first selection in the NFL draft.

Breaking down the 2016 NFL draft: Defensive line (w/ video) | Tampa Bay Times
Whom the Bucs have: Gerald McCoy, DT, (6-4,300): Made Pro Bowl again despite being limited by injuries in 2015. What can he do when healthy with better supporting cast?

New name on Bucs' radar: Utah State LB Nick Vigil | Tampa Bay Times
We continue to hear about a lot of time and effort being invested by the Bucs in scouting linebackers in this year's draft, with a new name to share today: Utah State's Nick Vigil.

Plotting the path of Ali Marpet from D-III unknown to second-round draft pick | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA For most fans, the story of the Bucs and Ali Marpet began around 9:10 p.m. on May 1 last year, when Tampa Bay traded up four spots into the second round to draft a little-known prospect from tiny Hobart College, a Division III school in Geneva, N.Y.