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The Origins Of The Bucs’ Young Talent

This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times:

The Unknowns

The unheralded finds of Bucs general manager Mark Dominik:

Rookies (16): Larry Asante, Will Barker, Arrelious Benn, LeGarrette Blount, Dezmon Briscoe, Brandon Carter, Derek Hardman, Ted Larsen, Myron Lewis, Erik Lorig, Alex Magee, Robert Malone, Preston Parker, Dekoda Watson, Mike Williams, Al Woods (plus first-year players Vince Anderson, Ryan Purvis and Donovan Raiola, who were in camps in 2009)

Undrafted (19): Barker, Carter, Purvis, Blount, Raiola, Parker, Hardman, Malone, Micheal Spurlock, Donald Penn, James Lee, Kregg Lumpkin, Earnest Graham, Rudy Carpenter, Elbert Mack, Vince Anderson, Andrew Economos, Michael Bennett, Connor Barth

Former practice squad (20): Spurlock, Briscoe, Penn, Lee, Barker, Carter, Lorig, Carpenter, Woods, Graham, Asante, Anderson, Hardman, Lumpkin, Purvis, Raiola, Economos, Stylez White, Corey Lynch, Frank Okam

Waivers (27): Blount, Larsen, Spurlock, Briscoe, Penn, Lee, Barker, Carter, Bennett, Lorig, Carpenter, Okam, Woods, Graham, Asante, Lynch, Lumpkin, Hardman, Purvis, Anderson, Raiola, Economos, Barth, Malone, White, Tim Crowder, Niko Koutouvides

draft picks fifth round or later (14): Larsen, Asante, Lynch, Barker, Okam, Briscoe, White, John Gilmore, Geno Hayes, Adam Heyward, Sammie Stroughter, Dekoda Watson, E.J. Biggers, Josh Johnson


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