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Evan Winter

Tampa Bay is set up for success in the 2018 NFL Draft

This year’s draft is not only crucial, but presents multiple scenarios for the Bucs.

After what has been an eternity - as it feels every year - the NFL Draft is finally here.

Out of all the teams in the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in one of the best draft positions of any team. You never want your team to own a top ten pick, but with a franchise quarterback already on the roster, Tampa has more than a legit chance to land one - if not two - key pieces early in the draft.


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Alex Salvarezza

Top 5 needs for the Bucs heading into the NFL Draft

Looking into the top position of needs for the Buccaneers.

With the NFL draft being just two days away, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be looking to add a premier player with their seventh overall selection. Whether that pick will be an offensive or defensive piece remains to be seen, but the team will have plenty of options. There is no question that the Buccaneers still have some glaring needs on their roster, and I will put in order what positions need to be focused on the most come draft...

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Gil Arcia

Daily Bucs Links: Parrot Reactions

A parrot will announce a draft pick, and more.

Buccaneers NFL draft picks to be announced by parrot | SI.com
Zsa Zsa the parrot will bring the pick to an announcer on the team’s pirate ship.

Buccaneers will have parrot help announce Day 3 pick - NFL.com
Zsa Zsa, you're on the clock. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a parrot announce a Day 3 selection from the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium.

Saints decline to match Ravens' offer for Willie Snead - NFL.com
The New Orleans Saints will...

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Carmen Vitali

Zsa Zsa the Parrot to Deliver Bucs' Fourth-Round Pick

Learn more about the 8-year-old rescue-Macaw and the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, dubbed "Florida's Retirement Home for Parrots," where she lives.

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Gil Arcia

NFL Draft 2018: Derwin James to the Bucs is the “worst-kept secret”

The Buccaneers selecting the FSU safety is becoming inevitable.

The NFL Draft is a huge game of chess. No one truly knows what a team’s move will be until that player’s card gets turned in. But there are times where you can try and connect the dots.

Over the weekend, I analyzed some of Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht’s press conferences for clues on which way they may be leaning. It seemed like a consistent pattern was uncovered.

That said pattern leads me to believe that the...

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Carmen Vitali

Zsa Zsa the Parrot to Announce Bucs' Fourth-Round Pick

Learn more about the 8-year-old rescue-Macaw and the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, dubbed "Florida's Retirement Home for Parrots," where she lives.

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NFL Draft 2018: A real, live parrot will deliver selections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Polly wants a linebacker? Yep, leave it to the Bucs to insert a talking bird into the 2018 NFL Draft

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Gil Arcia

2018 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft News and Rumors

Tracking all the latest surrounding the Bucs during draft week.

The Buccaneers enter the 2018 draft with plenty of options available to them when the seventh overall pick rolls around.

Will it be Bradley Chubb? Saquon Barkley? Quenton Nelson? What about Minkah Fitzpatrick or Derwin James? Will they trade down instead?

We’ll keep all the Bucs draft news posted right through draft week.

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Parrot to deliver name of Bucs' 4th-round pick

NFL teams will announce their Day 3 picks in creative ways, including the Buccaneers' plans to have a parrot deliver their fourth-round selection to an announcer located in the pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium.

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Bucs incorporate a parrot into their third-day draft picking

The Buccaneers will see the Colts’ ape, and raise them a bird. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the NFL has announced that the Buccaneers’ third-day draft picks will be communicated to an announcer via a parrot. Yes, a parrot. At least there’s a connection between the animal prop and the team nickname, [more]

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Twitter goes nuts over Bucs using parrot to deliver picks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that their day three draft picks will be delivered by a parrot, and Twitter reacted as you would have expected it to.The Buccaneers will have an announcer stationed on the infamous Raymond James Stadium pirate ship, and a pirate will be delivering the picks to them. Naturally, this gimmick was roasted on Twitter, with various tweets pointing out how silly and superfluous it was. As long as this goes better than the whole trading up for a kicker...

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Parrot will deliver Bucs picks on Day 3 of draft

On Day 3 of the NFL draft, franchise legends and popular figures step to the microphone to announce a team’s selection. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a unique way of delivering the picks to the podium.Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times shared that an NFL release said the Bucs will use a parrot to transport the draft card for Rounds 4-7. Although most casual draft viewers tend to not watch on Saturday, the Bucs are certain to grab attention on social media with the parrot. Plus, as...

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Carmen Vitali

Buccaneers Final Mock Draft Roundup

The in-state safety remains the favorite among draft analysts for Tampa Bay as Draft Week officially begins.

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Jon Marchant

2010-2017 Bucs draft study

How successful have the Bucs been at drafting this decade?

BucsNation has previously looked at Tampa Bay General Manager Jason Licht’s drafts. However, as the 2018 Draft is just days away let’s take a more historical look at the Bucs’ roster. Instead of round by round we will go year by year. This isn’t to grade Tampa’s general managers per se or to compare them to each other but just to track how the roster got to where it’s at and what Tampa has to do going forward, although...

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How to Watch the 2018 NFL Draft

Viewing information for the 2018 NFL Draft

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Scott Smith

Mayock: Good Second-Round RB Depth

NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock broke down this year's running back class and his analysis seems like good news for teams picking early in the second round, like the Buccaneers

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Gil Arcia

Reading into what the Bucs may really do on draft night

There always is a hidden message in press conferences.

There is one thing from Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht that you will always get. And that is how you can try to decrypt what he really is trying to say during his press conferences.

Teams always try to not tip their hands when it comes to potential moves they are looking to do. For this case, we’ll be looking Licht speaks on the draft.

With former head coach Lovie Smith, Licht spoke on how they viewed Johnny Maniel while...

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Gil Arcia

Daily Bucs Links: Draft week is finally here.

So much draft talk.

Two Massive Holes; Two Premium Picks - JoeBucsFan.com
Bucs have to hit on their Top 2 picks.

New Rules And Drafting Defenders - JoeBucsFan.com
Will new rules impact draft selections?

PewterReport.com’s 2018 NFL Draft Preview + Bucs’ Best Bets: CBs | Pewter Report
As our prospect rankings come up on the final positions, we stop to talk about a position of high need for the Bucs and who they might select at cornerback.

Shaun Dion Hamilton’s injuries make the Alabama LB...

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Gil Arcia

NFL.com ranks Jason Licht 20th in GM power rankings

Licht gets no love.

Buccaneers general manager has done some good things. Although the team’s record does not reflect the work he has done, but he has done what a general manager is required to do.

Like every other general manager, Licht has had his misses. One thing is for sure, that after the Lovie Smith era, Licht has had a different approach to free agency and player signings.

The draft has been a big reason as to why critics have gotten on Licht’s case for why he shouldn’t be...

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Saquon Barkley visited Buccanneers

The Buccaneers, who hold the No. 7 overall selection in this week’s draft, are one of the most RB-needy teams in the NFL, and they would love nothing more than to see Penn State’s Saquon Barkley — widely-regarded as the most complete and dynamic running back to enter the league in a long time — fall to them. And Tampa Bay did its due diligence on the Nittany Lion standout, as GM Jason Licht revealed several days ago that the team brought Barkley in for an official visit (Twitter link...

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