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5 Standouts Drafted at Pick No. 65

The Buccaneers hold the 65th overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. Here are five players who were selected with the same pick that went on to have excellent careers.

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READ:Buc Standouts from Round Three1. RB Frank Gore, 49ers
Since being selected with the 65th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Gore has put together one of the best careers of any running back in San Francisco, and NFL, history. He is the 49ers all-time leading rusher with 11,073 yards and is No. 20 on the NFL's all-time list in the same category. This past offseason, Gore was signed as a free agent by the Colts.

2. DB Ray Buchanan, Colts
Buchanan was selected with the 65th pick of the 1993 draft by the Colts and went on to enjoy a 12-year career in the NFL. During his time in Indianapolis, Atlanta and Oakland Buchanan picked off 47 passes, returning four for touchdowns. He is tied with Ronde Barber and Troy Vincent, among others, for No. 47 on the NFL's all-time interception list. In 1998, Buchanan earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

3. WR Deion Branch, Patriots
Branch won two Super Bowls, one of which he was named the MVP of, after being selected by the Patriots with the 65th pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. In Super Bowl XXXIX, Branch caught 11 passes for 133 yards to help the Patriots defeat the Eagles, 24-21. His 328 career receptions are the eighth-most in Patriots' history.

4. DE Leonard Little, Rams
Little was drafted by the Rams with pick No. 65 in 1998 and, after failing to start a game in each of his first four seasons, went on to record 87.5 sacks, No. 45 on the NFL's all-time list. Little started double-digit games in six seasons. He recorded double-digit sacks in four of those seasons. In 2003, he was named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

5. C Jerry Fontenot, Bears
Fontenot started 195 games during his 16-year career after being selected with the 65th pick in the 1989 draft by Chicago. No other player selected to pick 65 has played in, or started, more games than him. From 1992 to 1997, Fontenont didn't miss a game. After missing most of the 1998 season, he began another streak, this one five years, where he started all 16 contests for his team. He is currently the tight ends coach for the Packers.

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