After a 7-9 season which could be looked at as both encouraging and disappointing, no time seems more important for the advancement of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than April 25-27.
That weekend is the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers have plenty of room for growth on a roster which improved three wins, from 4-12, in head coach Greg Schiano's first year.
One thing to consider when looking at the following slides is the type of player that seemingly responds to the coaching style of Schiano and his staff.
Tampa Bay looks to be building a team under similar principles that brought great success to coaches like Tony Dungy.
It would appear Schiano is looking for players who will buy into his no-nonsense program. Players whom could be qualified as the cliche "character guys."
Some of the best evidence of this would be the exiled Aqib Talib and the lack of playing time for LaGarrette Blount. Both are players with exceptional skills and checkered pasts.
On the other hand if you listen to Schiano's prized rookie, Doug Martin, you first notice how humble he is. The same can be said for team captain Gerald McCoy who had his best season in 2012, earning his first Pro Bowl selection.
Along with Martin, Mark Barron and Lavonte David were 16-game starters as rookies. All three players served as defensive captains in their final years on campus.
Keep in mind these are simply suggestions on who should get a closer look from Tampa Bay. It would be highly unlikely for all or most (or any?) of these players to end up wearing Pewter and Red in 2013.