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  1. Marcus Mariota remains a possibility

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The scouting combine is over and it looks like Jameis Winston has a clear lead on Marcus Mariota as the No. 1 overall pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Lovie Smith said he is comfortable after looking into the series of off-f...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. Which way the wind is blowing for Bucs at No. 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    During the scouting combine, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tipped their hand for the first time about what they're going to do with the first overall pick in the draft. General manager Jason Licht said the Bucs already have a favorite, but declined to ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  3. Lovie Smith says he's OK with Jameis Winston as Tampa Bay Buccane...

    Pat Yasinskas

    Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said, based on what he knows at the moment, he wouldn't hesitate to select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2015
  4. Some pre-combine scouting

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- I'm about to make my way down to Bradenton to do a little scouting before the combine. Bradenton is the home of IMG Academy, where many potential draft picks do their pre-combine workouts. I plan to have a couple of features on play...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  5. Which way the wind blows at No. 1

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Time for a look at what we're seeing and hearing about what the Buccaneers might do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. It's very early in the process, and much will depend on what happens at the scouting combine, pro days and indivi...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  6. Mike Biehl named scouting director

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued overhauling their front office Friday, announcing that Mike Biehl has been selected as the director of college scouting. Biehl spent the last 13 years with the San Diego Chargers, serving first as a regional scou...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Bucs continue scouting overhaul

    Pat Yasinskas

    When filling out his coaching staff and signing free agents, Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith brought in a fair amount of guys he had worked with in the past. Now, it's time for general manager Jason Licht to do the same thing. You often see changes in...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Bucs make scouting changes

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new director of player personnel with deep ties to general manager Jason Licht. Jon Robinson has been hired by the Bucs, according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Robinson and Licht previously worked together with the ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. Jeremy Hill is ready for NFL

    Pat Yasinskas

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- In our final installment of features on guys who prepared for the scouting combine at IMG Academy, we turn to LSU running back Jeremy Hill. We'll see how he does in the workouts, but it's clear this is one smart guy. Hill came o...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  10. Pre-combine scouting trip

    Pat Yasinskas

    I'm making my annual pilgrimage down to Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. That's the home of IMG Academy, where some of this year's top draft prospects are doing their preparation for the scouting combine. IMG's football operation is run by former NFL q...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  11. New Bucs GM will focus on scouting

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- I wasn't able to attend Jason Licht's introductory press conference as general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a family emergency. But I'm catching up now on what Licht had to say, and I'm liking what I've heard. The firs...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  12. Coach's report sold Bucs on Banks

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- When rookie Johnthan Banks did an admirable job covering Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday, coach Greg Schiano wasn't surprised. In fact, Banks' performance backed up a scouting report by his college coach. "That's the gu...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  13. Gruden's scouting report on Mike Glennon

    Pat Yasinskas

    With Wednesday's news that the Buccaneers are benching quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of Mike Glennon, it's time for a scouting report on the rookie. Let's turn back to this Insider item I did with ESPN's Jon Gruden during Gruden's QB Camp in t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  14. Gerald McCoy: Bucs must slow Drew Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. - Gerald McCoy gave the usual high praise when asked for his scouting report on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Wednesday. "It's the same scouting any first-ballot Hall-of-Famer that's still playing," the Tampa Bay Buccan...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  15. Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Most significant move: The Falcons were 13-3 last year and kept most of their team together. That's why it's more than a little surprising that four undrafted free agents made the roster. That's a tribute to the scouting staff. OT Terren Jones, LB Pa...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  16. Lattimore could make sense for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Over the past few months, I spent a lot of time out at the Fired Football Coaches Association office in Tampa. That's where Jon Gruden works and that's where Gruden's QB Camp was filmed. My assignment was to help Gruden write scouting reports on a...

    Blog | April 23, 2013