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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Grades Buccaneers' 2015 Draft

How did the Buccaneers perform in this year's draft?

Check out photos of the Buccaneers' current roster.


The dust has settled and the Buccaneers' 2015 NFL Draft class is officially set. From Thursday to Saturday, the Buccaneers added seven new players to their roster: quarterback Jameis Winston, offensive tackle Donovan Smith, offensive lineman Ali Marpet, linebacker Kwon Alexander, wide receivers Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay and running back Joey Iosefa.

Shortly after the draft, released grades for all 32 teams in the NFL. The Buccaneers received a B+ overall, including a B+ grade for the first day of the draft, in which they chose Winston. 

"They got their quarterback and found him some additional weapons to boot while boosting the offensive line," NFL Media's Bryan Fischer wrote. "Solid but not spectacular work."

On day two, gave the Buccaneers a B- and on day three, they awarded the team an A+.

"Smith was undoubtedly taken to protect Winston and should fit in right away at right tackle, even if he does need to refine his protection skills," Fischer wrote. "Marpet will face a big jump in competition from the Division III level, but he might have been the biggest riser in the draft. Alexander is very athletic and a player Lovie Smith can turn into a star. Bell is a great field-stretching option out of the slot for Winston to find."

On Thursday, each of the Buccaneers' draft picks, along with their undrafted free agents, who will be announced shortly, will report to One Buccaneer Place in Tampa for the Bucs' rookie minicamp.

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