The Bucs didn’t have much of a draft, having already spent the first couple of rounds on acquiring Jon “Chucky” Gruden. Their third round pick completes the makeover of their receiving corps, replacing undersized quick (ex-Florida) receivers with tall, plodding guys. Now they have Keyshawn, Marquise Walker and Joe Jurevicius, all over 6’3" (depending on whose stats you read), plus Ken Dilger aquired from the Colts at tight end. I think I may have read somewhere that they got Marco Battaglia from the Bengals as well, but that could just be the Cincinnati filter slipping off.
Most of the rest of the guys they took are real wait-and-see kind of guys. The running back, Travis Stephenson?, out of Tennessee could be a steal or a bust, taken in the fourth. Most of the other ones might not make the team. They’re more likely headed for the practice squad.
Locally, I don’t really follow what the Bengals do unless I need some comic relief. Sure, take an offensive tackle most folks have never heard of at least 10 spots ahead of where anyone has projected him to go. I have nothing against selecting an OT in the first round, just that you’d better make damned sure he’s going to be an all-pro. If not then trade down, store a pick for later and take him where he belongs.