Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Host Historic Draft Party

A record-breaking crowd turned out for the Buccaneers Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite.

Photos from the Buccaneers Official Draft Party Presented by Miller Lite.

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On Thursday, more than 20,000 fans gathered at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the biggest draft party in Buccaneers history.

More than a dozen current players attended the Buccaneers Offical Draft Party, sponsored by Miller Lite, including defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David and wide receiver Mike Evans. To kick off the event, Evans did a live interview with Buccaneers.com's TJ Rives, which was displayed on the monitors throughout the stadium for fans to see.

The announcement of the top pick, quarterback Jameis Winston, was met with loud, passionate cheers from those in attendance.

"It was truly a momentous evening for our franchise as the league's best fans came out in historic fashion to celebrate the selection of Jameis Winston," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "Tonight's draft party attendance of more than 20,000 fans shows the passion and enthusiasm that this community has for the upcoming 2015 season. The energy and adrenaline that was felt throughout the building following the announcement was electrifying for our fans as well as our organization."

Winston, a former Heisman Trophy-winner, is the 32nd quarterback in NFL history to be drafted with the No. 1 pick.

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