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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Under-the-Radar QBs to Consider in NFL Draft
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new regime has already put its stamp on the quarterback situation, bringing in veteran Josh McCown on a two-year deal.  However, given McCown's age and the length of his contract, having a young quarterback waiting in the wings would be a wise decision.

The question is: Will it be Mike Glennon, or will the Bucs' new decision-makers want to procure their own young passer in this year's draft?

Most of the conversation regarding the Bucs taking a quarterback in this draft has centered on the top options likely to be available in the first two rounds.  Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel have all been mentioned for the Bucs at the seventh overall pick.

But according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, the Bucs might be looking deeper into the draft for their quarterback of the future: 

One of the questions still being asked of the Bucs is whether they will draft a quarterback this year. The McCown signing, Smith said, doesn’t preclude them from doing that, but it probably reduced the chances of the team spending a premium pick on a quarterback.

Don’t be surprised if they pass on a quarterback or wait until the late rounds to take one. The Bucs think one of the best quarterbacks in this class could be flying below the radar — though they won’t give a name. 

Here's a look at five names that could be up Tampa Bay's sleeve when the latter rounds of the draft roll around.

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