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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 3 Prospects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 3 Prospects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Must Target

Lovie Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just three selections on Day 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft, so they better make them count. The Bucs have a lot of areas that need improvement after a four-win season in 2013, which means they need to find some impact players in the later rounds. Here are five players that Tampa Bay should be targeting on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

5. David Fales, QB, San Jose State

David Fales
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5. David Fales, QB, San Jose State

David Fales
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Lovie Smith didn't draft Mike Glennon, so he's not committed to him long term. Josh McCown isn't a long-term solution either, so the Bucs could take a chance on a guy like Fales to see if he might have a future in the league and prevent them from having to use an early round pick on a quarterback in 2015.

4. Richard Rodgers, TE, California

Richard Rodgers
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4. Richard Rodgers, TE, California

Richard Rodgers
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The Bucs signed Brandon Myers, but he's coming off a terrible season, so it wouldn't hurt Tampa to bring in a young tight end to challenge for playing time. Rodgers has intriguing size and athleticism, and while he's not an every down tight end, he could become a useful part of Tampa's passing attack.

3. Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers

Brandon Coleman
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3. Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers

Brandon Coleman
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Tampa Bay may be done drafting players from Rutgers now that Greg Schiano is gone, but the Bucs traded Mike Williams for a sixth-round pick, so they could use that pick to add a wide receiver. Coleman has great size, which could make him a great red zone target, and he has enough upside to make him a valuable pick on Day 3.

2. Jeremiah George, LB, Iowa State

Jeremiah George
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2. Jeremiah George, LB, Iowa State

Jeremiah George
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Tampa Bay is definitely looking for help at middle linebacker, and if they can't address that need early in the draft, George could be a good option for them after leading the Big 12 in tackles last season. He doesn't have ideal size or physical presence, but he gets the job done and should at least be a contributor on special teams.

1. Jon Halapio, OG, Florida

Jon Halapio
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1. Jon Halapio, OG, Florida

Jon Halapio
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Tampa will likely take an offensive lineman early in the draft, but they could use two in this class. Halapio will be a quality selection on Day 3 as he was a steady presence on the Florida offensive line during his college career. He should have a solid if unspectacular pro career.