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It all started when Tampa Bay moved back from fifth to seventh overall, in a trade with Jacksonville.
There, the Bucs made it clear that they had no intention of drafting WR Justin Blackmon or CB Morris Claiborne—two highly touted draft prospects who went fifth and sixth respectively. If the team really wanted Blackmon or Claiborne, it would have stayed put instead of moving down.
Instead of a corner, Tampa picked up the draft's best safety, Mark Barron. The Alabama man won two national championships and is just the kind of guy that Schiano wants on his team.
Twenty-four picks later, the Bucs traded up to acquire the 31 overall selection, which came from the Patriots via Denver. With the pick, they drafted the Muscle Hamster, aka Doug Martin the Boise State running back. Though short in stature, Martin plays like a power back twice his size, who can somehow run with the speed of a galloping stallion.
Come late second round, Tampa Bay trades up yet again, this time to grab LB Lavonte David, at 58. Lavonte David lacks height, but brings athleticism, intelligence and fantastic instincts to the table and should be a Week 1 starter—three trades, three knockout picks.