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 whatwas done infree agency -- acquiring arguably the best cornerback in the league.
In the second round, withthe 43rd overall pick, the Bucs selected Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks.
In the third round the Bucs pulled a surprising moveby drafting N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennonwith the 73rd overall pick.
The Bucs pulled off several trades and addresseddefensive needs upfront.In the first move of Day 3, the Bucs tradedup 12 spots for Illinois nose tackle Akeem Spence, taking him withone of theteam'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-roundselection for the Bucs.
In the fifth round, the Bucs selecteddefensive end and pass rushing specialist, Steven Means out of Buffalo.
Then, theBucs traded LeGarrette Blount to the Patriotsfor 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.