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Daily Bucs Links: Bob Buckhorn and the rookies

Here's your open thread for today.

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5 NFL players who have 1 year to prove they're worth big money -
"Prove-it" deals aren't necessarily smart for players, but maybe things will be different for these guys ... maybe!

The Raiders defense is going to be a huge problem for the Broncos -
Oakland's defense might not be as good as Denver's, but it's gives the Raiders a huge advantage in the AFC West arms race.

The Sam Bradford drama with the Eagles may be over ... for now -
That's not a guarantee that it won't ratchet back up in the future, but for now, Bradford appears to be set as the starting quarterback.

Mike Smith "Very Impressed" with Winston
The Bucs' new defensive coordinator is excited to be competing against Jameis Winston every day in practice.

Mayor Buckhorn Visits Bucs Rookies
Team Insider Casey Phillips talks with the Mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn, on his message that he is delivering to the Bucs rookie class.

Best Rookie Position Group in 2016?
NFL Network analysts debate which rookie position group will make an instant impact.

Buc Draft History: Earliest vs. Best
Since CB Vernon Hargreaves and K Roberto Aguayo are now the earliest-drafted players at their positions in Buc history, we take a look at the earliest and best selections at each spot.

Bucs Hayes Says DT McDonald Is A Guy Serious About His Craft | Pewter Report
Clinton McDonald could be poised for a rebound year under D-Line coach Jay Hayes, who gave the 29-year old defensive tackle a ringing endorsement last Thursday.

John Lynch To Be Inducted Into Broncos ROH | Pewter Report
If there’s ever a perfect time to make the case that John Lynch deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that time is now.

Bill Barnwell's offseason report cards - Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC South team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.

Penny stocks: Bucs invested to land undrafted rookies | Tampa Bay Times
When an NFL team's annual payroll is $155-million or so, the minute details of how $100,000 or so is spent in comparably tiny signing bonuses to land coveted undrafted rookies may seem insignificant