The Bucs completed their final five picks today, and have officially completed the 2010 NFL Draft. The Bucs used their fourth round pick on Syracuse wide receiver, Mike Williams. Though he has a ton of skill and athleticism, Williams’ stock took a hit with his off-the-field issues, including his 2009 season coming to an end after he decided to quit the team. But the Bucs were in need of a receiver, and showed a lot of interest in the young man during the draft process.
After waiting for the fifth round to come to an end, the Bucs used their lone sixth round pick on a punter! Yes, that’s right, a punter – Brent Bowden. The Virgina Tech punter averaged 43.8 yards per punt in 2009, and will compete for the starting job.
With the receiver position covered, the Bucs turned to the secondary, and used their first of three seventh round picks on safety Cody Grimm. The Bucs took their second straight Virgina Tech prospect in a row in Grimm (5’10″, 203). Their next pick came in the form of outside linebacker Dekoda Watson. The former Seminole will have a chance to see playing time on defense, as well as special teams. With their final pick of the draft, the Bucs took defensive end, Erik Lorig. The Stanford DE gives the Bucs three new defensive linemen from the draft, and also gives Tampa another player on special teams.