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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Names Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fans Need to Know

5 Names Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fans Need to Know

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The Buccaneers went through a major roster overhaul this offseason. They signed more free agents than any other team in the NFL, despite being in the middle of the pack in salary cap room when free agency began. With a brand new defensive and offensive scheme in place, they still have several needs to fill on both sides of the ball. Check out these five players the team has met with who fit a number of remaining needs.

5. Dee Ford, Edge Rusher (Auburn)

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5. Dee Ford, Edge Rusher (Auburn)

Dee Ford
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Dee Ford might not look like the prototypical 4-3 defensive end, but there is one thing he can do with ease -- rush the passer. Even after signing DE Michael Johnson, the team still needs another plus pass rusher on the edge. Ford has met with the Bucs already, and if his stock continues to fall even just slightly, he could end up being the pick in round two.

4. Kyle Fuller, CB (Virginia Tech)

Virginia Tech Hokies Kyle Fuller
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4. Kyle Fuller, CB (Virginia Tech)

Virginia Tech Hokies Kyle Fuller
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The team has also brought in cornerback Kyle Fuller for a visit. Fuller is picking up draft steam, as I personally expected he would, and some scouts and draft enthusiasts like myself believe he should be the first cornerback taken. Fuller was often used one-on-one in coverage. He uses his long arms to break up passes even when trailing. Fuller projects to be a fringe first-round pick, but if he lasts, the Bucs might take him in round two.

3. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE (Iowa)

Iowa Hawkeyes C.J. Fiedorowicz
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3. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE (Iowa)

Iowa Hawkeyes C.J. Fiedorowicz
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The Bucs signed TE Brandon Myers this offseason, but his strength comes in the passing game and his weakness remains evident when he is asked to block. The good news is that CJ Fiedorowicz is available in the draft, and he is one of the best blockers at TE. The Buccaneers have met with only two tight ends so far, and he has been one of them. Fiedorowicz has underrated agility and pass catching skills, which might be why the team is interested.

2. Martavis Bryant, WR (Clemson)

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2. Martavis Bryant, WR (Clemson)

Martavis Bryant
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It's no secret that following the trade of former No. 2 wide receiver Mike Williams, the Bucs are in the market for a new wideout. However, they haven't scheduled many pre-draft visits at the position yet. Bryant is one of just two reported visits. At 6-foot-4, 210-pounds with blazing straight-line speed, Bryant could be a playmaker at the next level. Based on the depth at the position, he could be a steal for the Bucs in round three.

1. Derek Carr, QB (Fresno State)

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1. Derek Carr, QB (Fresno State)

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There are so many factors that connect Carr to the Buccaneers, but it is more difficult to predict when they might take him. Carr has a personal relationship with the Bucs' new OC Jeff Teddford, as they have worked together in the past. Carr is scheduled to visit with the team this week. Both HC Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht have stated that they are looking for their future QB in the draft. The question is, will he still be there in round two?