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Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    Here’s my list!
    Assembled from WalterFootball, Greg Auman, Adam Caplan, and other national media!

    The following private visits have been held or currently scheduled with the Bucs: (official NFL 30 visits at OBP)

    Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
    Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
    Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central
    Jonathan Jones, CB, Auburn
    Vonn Bell, FS, Ohio State
    Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
    Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/3-4DE, Oklahoma State
    Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
    Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
    Noah Spence, OLB/DE, Eastern Kentucky
    Aaron Wallace, OLB, UCLA
    Antwione Williams, OLB, Georgia Southern
    Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State
    Joe Thuney, G, North Carolina State
    Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas

    The following workouts have been conducted by the Bucs: (normally at player’s location)

    Miles Killebrew, FS, Southern Utah
    Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
    Will Ratelle, LB/FB, North Dakota
    Cyrus Jones, CB/KR, Alabama
    Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas
    Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss
    Dominick Jackson, OT, Alabama
    Zach Sterup, OT, Nebraska
    Justin Murray, OT, Cinncinati
    Elijah Shumate, FS, Notre Dame

    The following local visits have been held or currently scheduled with the Bucs: (players who live in the Tampa Bay area not counted as official visit)
    Jamie Byrd, FS, USF
    Brynjar Gudmundson, OG, USF
    Eric Lee, DE, USF
    Tyriq McCord, OLB, Miami
    Denzel Thompson, FS, So. Eastern Louisiana
    Geronimo Allison, WR, Illinois

    Private visits may be a glimpse into a team’s draft board, but they may be for other reasons. Please read below.


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      Very nice Mac…..my fingers would cramp up if I typed that much!!!!

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        I’ve got lots of free time, but not that much energy! I copied that sp!t, man. Lol. I use the ole blue line drag a leg copy and paste method. I put it on Word, then use Twitter for notifications and updates (sorry Horse).



          Mac; that’s fine. I’m past complaining about it.

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      Thank you so much for this valuable information.This will help myself setup my bucs draft board.There a few more players that I will add to my draft board-Thank you and Go Bucs

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    When you look at the list of DL prospects they are bring in and others like Billings, Bullard, Lawson, Dodd, Robinson, etc…. it makes sense to trade down take one of them and get an extra 2nd pick that could be converted into a speed WR or OL.

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    “(Hargraves) would presumably start opposite Brent Grimes, whom (he) listed as one of two cornerbacks he looks up to in the NFL” – Oh, I think 5’10” Hargraves looks up to a lot more than just two corners

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    PR this is verification of additional visits:

    Jon Ledyard
    RB Jonathan Williams also told me that he is meeting with Tampa Bay #Buccaneers on Thursday for a private visit. More visits on horizon.

    Rapoport: 2016 Draft prospect OL Rees Odhiambo will visit with Vikings and Buccaneers; has private workout scheduled with Saints.

    CB Cyrus will not visit Bucs, but will have private workout. Per National Football Post – Alabama corner Cyrus Jones visits Ravens, Eagles, Bills, Saints; works out for Buccaneers, Panthers

    The Buccaneers will host North Carolina State offensive lineman Joe Thuney, a probable late-round pick, for a visit next week, tweets Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

    And this just reported! Former University of Miami cornerback Artie Burns is in Tampa today visiting the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of Sports Talk 1040 The Team tweets.

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      The Bucs are leaving no stone unturned!

      Auburn tackle Shon Coleman (6-4, 305) says he is visiting Bucs on Wednesday. Wasn’t able to work out at Tigers’ pro day due to knee injury.

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    all defense! i like!

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    I’m surprised Deon Bush is not in there?

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    Good job Mac. We all have our wish list and and I have just 3 pebbles to add to your list. Leonard Floyd OLB, William Jackson CB, and Carl Nassib DE. But then you only get 30 so “In Licht I trust.”

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      Keep the faith. Just because you don’t see your player on the visits list doesn’t mean they’re not on the Bucs radar. That’s why I provided the link to say don’t read too much into it. Everybody remember! Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet was not on the visits list last year!

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    Isn’t Nkemdiche a DT…is there some school of thought that he’ll be a DE in the NFL?..have you heard something Scott/Mark?

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    Macabee- I agree, you have a lot of time on your hands you really should write for PR can’t be worse than some of the things said in earlier articles. I’m not gonna get into the 1,000 possibilities the Bucs could draft I do though like a handful of kids in this draft 1. M Alexander, 2. William Jackson III 3. Spence 4. Ogbah 5. Floyd 6. Dodd 7. Nassib

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    Meant agree about Macabee; not your drft picks jongruden.

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    i like Killerew

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    i like Killebrew

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    The more film I watch on Rankins, the more I don’t like the pick. Reminds me of watching Adrian Claybourn in college. Just not explosive on film.

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    Good comparison Crook. I’d say if Adrian Clayborn was stuck in quicksand that would be what Rankins looks like on film. This must be SR’s idea of a sick joke.

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    William Jackson III has great ball skills at CB. He just looks and acts the way a top corner looks and acts. He is becoming my favorite player in this draft, right behind Michigan State OT Jack Conklin.

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      Agree completely BucWild. I”m all for taking him at 9 even. I think he’s that good. He’s got both the size and the speed we would need. Not to mention the production top back it up. I’ve also had the pleasure of watching him torment my noles last bowl game. He’s legitimate and I think it would be a huge mistake to take Hargreaves over him, no matter how many Gator fans we have .

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    a lot of the finite pre-draft choices are probably spent on players they still have questions with. Some they might like a lot; other’s they’d like to like a lot more players.

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