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Countdown to the 2015 NFL draft
We are now less than a month away from the 2015 draft in which of course the Bucs will be selecting first.  So as the countdown to being on the clock continues, we will look at some of the past 39 Buccaneers drafts, both good and bad. 1978 - The Bucs had the No.1 overall pick again but just didn't need Earl Campbell with Ricky Bell having been drafted No.1 overall the previous year. Hence the trade with the Oilers brought Doug Williams, Jimmie Giles and two high picks and probably is a good one with hindsight. But the selections of Johnny Davis and particularly Brett Moritz with the two No.2 picks were downright terrible and drag the overall rating of this draft down to below average.
LB Andy Hawkins  1980-83  (57) CB Rod Jones  1986-89  (51) T Jason Odom  1996-2000 (41) The legendary Rod “Toast” Jones, a first round pick in 1986 and beaten more times than an egg.   Andy Hawkins was a very under-rated linebacker from the early 80s and Jason Odom’s promising career was halted by injury having made the right tackle position his own from his rookie season under Tony Dungy.
I am very pleased to announce a hook-up between Pewter Report and BUCPOWER.COM that will see regular history features appearing on their site that come from here.  The first of these is for Ricky Bell, the late great former running back of the Bucs and also includes the video highlight reel I put together for his family in Seattle.  Enjoy the new features Buc fans! Click here for the feature link and the clip