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  1. Mel Kiper Jr. re-grades Bucs' 2014 draft class

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a B+ on their class right after the 2014 draft. In this ESPN Insider story , Kiper has re-graded the 2014 draft and has given the Bucs a different grade. I think y...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Mel Kiper Jr.: Marcus Mariota needs time to develop

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. said Wednesday that a team drafting Oregon's Marcus Mariota would need a "bridge" quarterback. "You have that in Tampa," Kiper said in a conference call with the national media. "You have that at Tenne...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. Mel Kiper: Bucs will take Jameis Winston

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Mel Kiper Jr.'s first Insider mock draft is out and it has a bit of a surprise for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 1. Kiper has the Bucs taking Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. That's not shocking because conventional wisdo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. Looking at Kiper's top prospects for Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr. has an updated edition of his Top 25 draft prospects. You can see it in its entirety in this Insider post. But let's focus in on the top-10 players because it's likely the Buccaneers will have a top-10 pick. At the moment, they're on...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  5. No pass-rusher for Falcons at No. 6

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's my pleasure to pinch hit for Vaughn McClure today. In addition to covering the Buccaneers, I filled in for Vaughn on a conference call the NFL Nation reporters did with ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. I know Atlanta has needs on the offensive a...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  6. Kiper: Bucs don't need to draft QB

    Pat Yasinskas

    A lot of people, myself included, are calling Tampa Bay's Josh McCown a "bridge quarterback". You know, McCown is a bridge to the next quarterback. But who's that next quarterback going to be? According to one draft expert, the Bucs already hav...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  7. Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft is out and he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. I like the pick and I think the chances of it happening are better than they were a few days ago. The Bucs added defensive end...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  8. Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have their latest mock drafts out, and they're in agreement on who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take at No. 7. Kiper and McShay have the Bucs choosing Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack. But unle...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  9. Kiper revisits 2013 Bucs draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Take a look at this Insider piece in which Mel Kiper Jr. re-grades the 2013 NFL draft. When it comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kiper's grade was pretty consistent with the one he gave right after the draft. Kiper gave the Bucs a...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  10. Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr. revealed his first mock draft, and his pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn't a real shock. Kiper has the Bucs taking Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack with the No. 7 overall pick. A traditional outside linebacker isn't Tampa ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  11. Looking ahead with Mel Kiper Jr.

    Pat Yasinskas

    The 2013 draft is over, but Mel Kiper Jr. already is looking ahead. Kiper's first Insider 2014 Big Board is out and it's worth pondering and thinking about what NFC South teams could be in the market for next year. The biggest issue hanging ou...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  12. Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFC South draft grades

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr. has his Insider draft grades and he isn't giving the NFC South teams what I would call glowing reviews. Kiper Jr. gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a B overall (B+ for needs and a C+ for value). He is not a big fan of the pick of quarte...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  13. Could Falcons, Bucs trade up?

    Pat Yasinskas

    The rumor mill, at least as it pertains to the NFC South, has turned quiet as the NFL draft approaches. That's probably because teams are in the bunker and don't have time to chat with the media. Besides, if there are any trades involving NFC Sout...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  14. NFC South programming notes

    Pat Yasinskas

    We have perhaps the busiest week of the offseason coming up and it's kicking into high gear already. Let's take a look at what's coming up. I'll be heading out to One Buccaneer Place shortly for the introductory news conference for cornerback Dar...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  15. Manti Te'o to the New Orleans Saints?

    Pat Yasinskas

    At this time of year, most mock drafts seem to look pretty similar. But, as I read through Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest Insider offering in which he plays general manager for three rounds, I found one big surprise in the NFC South. Kiper has the Saints...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. NFC South Insider draft guides

    Pat Yasinskas

    On our Insider pages, we're running extensive draft previews on each NFC South team. You can see Atlanta's draft preview here. You'll see a lot of similarities to things we already have discussed on the Falcons, but one thing that jumped out at me...

    Blog | April 16, 2013