Buccaneers 3-Day Draft Recap
The 2013 NFL Draft has concluded, and here is a day-by-day recap of what the Bucs did:
Due to the Darrelle Revis trade, the Bucs didn’t have a first-round pick. The team attempted to try and trade back into the first round according to sources, but ultimately rested with what was done in free agency — acquiring arguably the best cornerback in the league.
In the second round, with the 43rd overall pick, the Bucs selected Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks.
In the third round the Bucs pulled a surprising move by drafting N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon with the 73rd overall pick.
The Bucs pulled off several trades and addressed defensive needs upfront. In the first move of Day 3, the Bucs traded up 12 spots for Illinois nose tackle Akeem Spence, taking him with one of the team’s fourth-round picks, and giving the 112th and 181st selections to the Oakland Raiders.
The Bucs then selected Michigan defensive end William Gholston with the 126th overall pick, the second fourth-round selection for the Bucs.
In the fifth round, the Bucs selected defensive end and pass rushing specialist, Steven Means out of Buffalo.
Then, the Bucs traded LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots for Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick.
In the sixth round, the Bucs used the newly-acquired seventh-round pick to trade up from 196th to 189th overall, selecting Miami running back Mike James.
Immediately following the draft, the Bucs got to work on inviting a number of undrafted free agents to rookie mini-camp, which begins next week.