Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Rank High in NFL Top 100 Rookies

The Bucs’ first three draft picks, Vernon Hargreaves III, Noah Spence and Roberto Aguayo all make the Top 100 list, each cracking the Top 50.

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On Friday, College Football 24/7 on NFL.com released their list projecting the top 100 NFL rookies in 2016. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had three selections in the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL draft, and each of those three picks cracked the top 50 on the list.

CB Vernon Hargreaves (the 11th overall pick in the Draft) was number eight on the Top 100 list, projected one spot behind Jacksonville CB Jalen Ramsey, who was selected six picks before him.

"Hargreaves will step right into the Bucs' secondary and can handle whatever is asked, from press coverage to off-man to zone," the article stated.

DE Noah Spence was the next Buccaneers name, coming in at number 21, giving the Buccaneers two rookies in the top 25. Spence was taken with the eighth pick in the second round, 39th overall.

The article added: "The beauty of the Spence pick for the Bucs is that he doesn't have to play a ton of snaps to make a big difference, as long as he can get to the quarterback."

Rounding out the Bucs rookies to make the NFL's Top 100 list is K Roberto Aguayo, who the Buccaneers selected with the 28th pick in the second round, 59th overall.

"The Bucs traded up to take Aguayo in Round 2, so they expect a big impact right away," stated the article about the Bucs rookie kicker. Aguayo ranked 46th on the NFL list.

The Buccaneers were one of five NFL teams to have three draft picks listed in the Top 50 of NFL.com's projected rookie list, along with the Bears, Ravens, Bills and the NFC South-rival Saints.

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