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Many Bucs fans were disappointed to end up with Gerald McCoy instead of Ndamukong Suh, but they might end up being better off in the long run.
But, though McCoy has made the last two Pro Bowls, the team whiffed on two high second-rounders in Brian Price and Arrelious Benn, and it didn't get what it expected out of third-rounder Myron Lewis. Mike Williams was a gem in the fourth round, but his off-field concerns led the team to trade him for peanuts this offseason.
The Bucs found a pair of solid contributors in the final round, grabbing Dekoda Watson and Erik Lorig, who were valuable role players until their departures via free agency this offseason. The loss of Watson especially could have the Bucs searching for a replacement in the 2014 draft.
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (first round, third overall)
Slowed by injury in first two seasons, but he has 14 sacks over past two years; already a two-time Pro Bowler.
Brian Price, DT, UCLA (second round, 35th overall)
Short NFL career was marred by injury and family tragedy. Traded to Chicago Bears for a seventh-round pick in 2012, now out of the league.
Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois (second round, 39th overall)
Never became the field-stretcher he was drafted to be—something the Bucs are still searching for in the 2014 draft. Traded to Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt (third round, 67th overall)
Never made a substantial impact and was released in 2013; now in the CFL.
Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (fourth round, 101st overall)
Tallied nearly 3,000 yards receiving and 25 touchdowns in four seasons and was traded to the Buffalo Bills this offseason amid off-field concern. Still he far outplayed his draft position, but his departure leaves the Bucs thin at receiver heading into the 2014 draft.
Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech (sixth round, 172nd overall)
Was released without ever playing a game. Was last with the UFL's Virginia Destroyers.
Cody Grimm, S, Virginia Tech (seventh round, 210th overall)
Injuries and off-field issues kept him from ever making a lasting impact. Contract wasn't renewed this offseason.
Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State (seventh round, 217th overall)
Was a reliable contributor on special teams and as a situational pass-rusher. Signed this offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Erik Lorig, DE, Stanford (seventh round, 253rd overall)
Was converted to fullback, where he made 23 starts as an effective lead blocker and occasional receiver out of the backfield. Signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints this offseason.