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Monday, Apr 27, 2015

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Buccaneers did extensive vetting of Winston off the field
If the Bucs pick Jameis Winson, right, over Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 draft pick on Thursday, the decision may be met with as many jeers as cheers.
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The Bucs asked about Jameis Winston’s relationships — with family, teammates and coaches — his upbringing, his support system, his work ethic. Their list likely was even longer.
Bucs draft analysis: Defensive line
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Bucs fans draft quiz: You’re on the clock
Special report: Latest on the NFL draft
Bucs draft analysis: Defensive line

Bucs draft analysis: Defensive line

The Buccaneers have eight selections, including the No. 1 overall pick, in the 2015 NFL draft to be held Thursday-Saturday in Chicago. Tampa Bay has one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus an additional pick in the seventh. In the week leading up ...
Published: 04/26/15
Ex-Berkeley Prep star Nelson Agholor rocketing up draft boards

Ex-Berkeley Prep star Nelson Agholor rocketing up draft boards

There’s an NFL draft buzz surrounding Southern California wide receiver Nelson Agholor, the former five-star prospect from Berkeley Prep, and it’s gathering momentum each day.
Published: 04/26/15
Making sure: Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

Making sure: Buccaneers vetted Winston, off the field

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht thinks he and coach Lovie Smith are on the brink of the most important decision in franchise history, one that could chart the team’s course for decades.
Published: 04/26/15
Bucs draft analysis: Running back

Bucs draft analysis: Running back

The Buccaneers have eight selections, including the No. 1 overall pick, in the 2015 NFL draft to be held Thursday-May 2 in Chicago. Tampa Bay has one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus an additional pick in the seventh. In the week leading up to ...
Published: 04/25/15
Bucs draft analysis: Offensive line

Bucs draft analysis: Offensive line

The Buccaneers have eight selections, including the No. 1 overall pick, in the 2015 NFL draft to be held Thursday through Saturday in Chicago. Tampa Bay has one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus an additional pick in the seventh. In the week lea...
Published: 04/25/15
Buc Beat: Tampa’s pursuit keeps Johnson’s NFL dream alive

Buc Beat: Tampa’s pursuit keeps Johnson’s NFL dream alive

George Johnson had had enough. Enough of the roller-coaster ride low-level prospects usually find themselves on if they’re lucky enough to make it to the NFL in the first place.
Published: 04/25/15
NFL column: Titans should grab  QB at No. 2

NFL column: Titans should grab QB at No. 2

The Tennessee Titans are bad, and they’re boring. That’s a heck of an NFL exacta.
Published: 04/25/15
Bucs will try to buck bum first-pick QB trend

Bucs will try to buck bum first-pick QB trend

In the past 20 years, 12 quarterbacks were drafted first overall, yet only five — Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, and Andrew Luck — have had the type of career that justifies their status as first overall selections.
Published: 04/25/15
Bucs draft analysis: Linebacker

Bucs draft analysis: Linebacker

The Buccaneers have eight selections, including the No. 1 overall pick, in the 2015 NFL draft to be held Thursday-May 2 in Chicago. Tampa Bay has one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus an additional pick in the seventh. In the week leading up to ...
Published: 04/24/15
Updated: 04/25/15
Bucs passing up on a QB? It’s always possible

Bucs passing up on a QB? It’s always possible

All signs point to the Bucs choosing FSU's Jameis Winston with the No. 1 pick. But here's a crazy thought: What if the Bucs pass on a quarterback?
Published: 04/24/15