Despite 10 victories the Bucs didn't get into the postseason. Tampa Bay finished third in the NFC South behind Atlanta and New Orleans last season. To leap them, the Bucs have to improve their pass rush, led by Stylez White's 4.5 sacks last season.
Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik had a stellar draft last year, getting four rookie starters, while Coach Raheem Morris has instilled a cocky attitude.
Freeman established himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, although he did it in relative obscurity compared to some of the other young passers. Freeman threw 25 touchdown passes and six interceptions. The move to claim LeGarrette Blount off waivers from the Titans paid off big. He led all rookies in rushing. Rookie WR Mike Williams was a 16-game starter who will only get better, while WRs Arrelious Benn, and Dezmon Briscoe also were rookies in 2010.
The question is, who do we least want Tampa to select with the 20th pick in the 2011 NFL draft?http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/14884251/buccaneers-draft-needs-pass-rush-to-speed-ascent
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Justin Houston, DE, Georgia: It may kill both Falcons and Bulldog fans to see the pass-rusher come back to Georgia and sack Matt Ryan.
Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa:
Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado: