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Buccanners Own Three Picks on Draft’s Second Day


Tampa Bay Bagged DE John McLaughlin in Last Year's Fifth Round

The war room is again open for business as the Buccaneers' brass sets it sights on Day Two of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay has three selections in the four rounds today. The Buccaneers traded their fourth-round pick (120th overall) yesterday to Carolina in order to move up to draft Tennessee G Cosey Coleman in the second round. The Bucs are on the clock at picks 157, 193 and 234.

While Sunday may seem tame compared to Saturday's draft dramatics, Tampa Bay has managed to secure some solid players in Rounds 4-7 during Tony Dungy's tenure. Last year, the Bucs drafted special teams ace John McLaughlin in the fifth round and WR Darnell McDonald in the seventh round. In 1998, Tampa Bay plucked S Shevin Smith and DT James Cannida in the sixth round. Prior to Tampa Bay's 1997 playoff run, the Bucs drafted LB Al Singleton in the fourth round and TE Patrick Hape in the fifth round. And in 1996, Tampa Bay tabbed T Jason Odom with the first of two fourth-round picks.

Cleveland, Arizona, Kansas City, Minnesota and Pittsburgh own two picks in the fourth round. New Orleans and Green Bay can boast three fourth-round selections.

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