Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Finding 'Speed in Space' in Every Round of Draft

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Finding 'Speed in Space' in Every Round of Draft
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In his introductory press conference, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford made multiple references to a new catchphrase.

In regards to his offensive philosophy and what he's looking for in his personnel, Tedford continued to reference "speed in space":

To try to put a square peg in a round hole is not the wisest thing to do, so we want to make sure that whether we have the players on our team now – which is what we’re in the process of evaluating – they can do some of the things we want to get done, or drafting them, or free agents, or acquiring them however we get them. The philosophy is we want to make sure we can run the football; we want to be physical up front and run the football. We want to be diverse. We want to get speed in space, multiple personnel, formations. 

I think it’s important to find guys who are versatile, that can do those type of things. Then great speed – when I say speed in space, to get outflanked and get guys in the open field that can make guys miss and be explosive with big plays.

Last month's NFL combine proved that there are plenty of prospects in this year's class with speed to burn.  If the Bucs want to add players that fit Tedford's "speed in space" mentality, they will have plenty of options throughout the entire draft.  

Here's a look at least one prospect they could target in each round of the draft who brings the top gear to the table.

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