Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top five undrafted free agents in team history

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Some Buccaneers undrafted honorable mentions

There were several notable omissions from the top five that certainly deserves some sort of shoutout before we get into the top five.

Earnest Graham was signed out of the University of Florida in 2004 and didn’t have to travel far to begin his NFL journey. He saw spot duty his first few years before having his best season in 2007 when he rushed for 898 yards on 222 carries and ten touchdowns.

As Graham’s career was descending the ascension of gargantuan tackle Demar Dotson was ascending. At 6’9” and 315 pounds, it’s a little shocking the Southern Mississippi mountain of a man wasn’t drafted. Dotson would eventually win the starting right tackle job before switching over to the left side.

Elsewhere from the Buccaneers undrafted treasure chest came some loot in the form of the franchise’s all-time leader in punt return yardage and touchdowns in Karl “the Truth” Williams who got himself a Super Bowl ring, as well as former semi-pro defensive end Ray Seals. Seals may be better known as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers team that got to Super Bowl XXX, but the Buccaneers made him one of the few NFL players in history not to play in college.

We had to give these guys some shine despite not making the top five. Now that we’re done there, let’s get to it.