Tampa’s best draft since 1995?


There is no doubt that Jameis Winston and Kwon Alexander atop the NFL’s list of the best rookies drafted this season. But, that is not all, Tampa’s draft selections this year were so good that many are calling it the best draft in the last decade. Maybe ever.

“Winston was just part of an incredibly good rookie class that the Bucs assembled this season, which includes three other impactful starters at key positions — left tackle Donovan Smith, guard Ali Marpet and middle linebacker Kwon Alexander. Each has held a starting job since Week 1. Such freshmanesque brilliance doesn’t stop there. Undrafted free agents such as receivers Adam Humphries, Donteea Dye and cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah emerged to play significant roles this season. Potentially, it’s the Bucs’ best draft since 1995, when they netted two eventual Hall of Fame players in defensive tackle Warren Sapp and linebacker Derrick Brooks.” – Report by Rick Stroud

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