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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Buccaneers Get Another Piece Of The Puzzle

Tampa Bay General Manager Mark Dominik has spent the season looking for additional draft picks by stealing players from other team's drafts.  He may have acquired another one just before the 2010 trade deadline.

Late Tuesday, Dominik pulled the trigger on a trade with the Kansas City which sent a draft pick to the Chiefs with the Buccaneers getting a draft pick and defensive end Alex Magee.

Details of the draft picks were not disclosed.

Magee was the second-ever draft pick (3rd round) for Kansas City GM Scott Pioli who was hired during the 2008 offseason (as was Buccaneers GM Dominik).  A defensive end out of Purdue, Magee is about 6'2" and nearly 300 lbs.  His addition to the Young Core Defense makes DE the largest single group of young players on the defense.

Will he play end for the Buccaneers?  The Chiefs play a 3-4 scheme and Magee was playing defensive end.  In the Buccaneers Tampa 2 system, Magee has the size to play tackle or could continue to play end. 

It has already been documented how Tampa Bay GM Dominik has rebuilt the defensive end position on this team with the waiver wire in less than one season.  Is this possibly the first move to shore up this position with higher draft position talent?

As with the rest of the youth on the team, only time will tell.  And we'll be watching!

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