Draft Winners: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft was a little top heavy due to trades, but they came away with three players who will start from day one and immediately turn them into legitimate playoff contenders.

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Martin will be among the game's most dangerous backs even as a rookie.

Mark Barron, Doug Martin and Lavonte David are each among the most NFL-ready prospects at their positions. And the addition of these three new starters, along with an impressive free agent class, has given the Bucs roster a much-needed makeover.

While Mark Barron will immediate become a leader on defense, the real difference maker from this class is Doug Martin. He has the skills to be a game-changing running back from the minute he sets foot on an NFL field, and will give Josh Freeman the support he needs in the running game.

This new-look Bucs team should be in the mix in the NFC South in 2012.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Buccaneers Comments Off

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