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Buccaneers 3-Day Draft Recap

The 2013 NFL Draft has concluded, and here is a day-by-day recap of what the Bucs did:

Day 1

Due to the Darrelle Revis trade [1], 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.

Day 2

In the second round, with the 43rd overall pick, the Bucs selected Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks [2].

In the third round the Bucs pulled a surprising move by drafting N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon [3] with the 73rd overall pick.

Day 3

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 [4], 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 [5], 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 [6].

Then, the Bucs traded LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots [7] 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 [8].

Immediately following the draft, the Bucs got to work on inviting a number of undrafted free agents to rookie mini-camp [9], which begins next week.