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NFL Draft Grades 2012: Buccaneers Receive "B+" From SB Nation

The 2012 NFL Draft continues to be dissected by draft experts everywhere, and SB Nation is no exception. The praise continues to come in for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as in SB Nation's latest grades the Bucs received a "B+" grade for their picks.

Tampa Bay was praised for their ability to make the most of their trade back in the order, while addressing a wide variety of their needs.

The Bucs were big spenders in free agency. Trading back into the first round to draft Doug Martinsurprised some. Their offense needed a legitimate rushing threat though, and he's a well-rounded player. He also helps as a pass blocker. Mark Barron will also be contributing in year one. He is very talented and better in coverage than most acknowledge.

They drafted Keith Tandy, a cornerback with a nice combination of size and speed, in the sixth round. Is that enough to back up the Ronde Barber and Aqib Talib pairing?

This of course will all play out in the coming years, but the consensus opinion should have Bucs fans excited.

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