2011 NFL Draft Results: Tampa Bay Buccaneers News, Grades and Repercussions

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2011 NFL Draft Results: Tampa Bay Buccaneers News, Grades and Repercussions
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the 2011 NFL Draft looking for help at defensive end. They weren't satisfied with the lack of pass rush. With the 20th overall pick, the Bucs were hoping to land one of several defensive end prospects.

Among those prospects were Da'Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn. Tampa Bay ended up with both.

After the Bucs drafted Clayborn 20th overall, Bowers continued to slide until he ended up with Tampa Bay at pick 51 in the second round. Both come with medical questions that could limit their careers in the NFL. The Buccaneers weren't scared off by this and drafted both.

The draft didn't end there for Tampa Bay. Needs in the secondary and the backfield were addressed with late picks. They got a solid linebacker in the third round when they picked Mason Foster.

There is a great uncertainty surrounding how to grade Tampa Bay's draft. There is great promise balanced on the possibility of great disappointment.

Here is the news and reaction surrounding Tampa Bay's draft.

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