Top 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers All Time Draft Busts

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a long history of bad draft picks, but these are their ten worst in franchise history.

The Top Ten

1 Bo Jackson Bo Jackson Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a former baseball and American football player. He is the only athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football, and one of few to do so in two major sports.

''Jackson told the Bucs they would waste a pick by drafting him. They selected him anyway. He remained true to his word and refused to sign. He waited to enter the NFL until the 1987 draft, where he was selected 183rd overall by the Los Angeles Raiders. He became a two-sport start in the NFL and Major League Baseball after overcoming the Bucs’s brazen incompetence.'' One of the greatest one hit wonder that ended up costing the Bucs what could of been a future great now the most famous bust selection in their history of drafting. - htoutlaws2012

2 Keith McCants Keith McCants

''McCants was the can’t miss guy in 1989 and by some miracle he slipped to the Bucs at number four. McCants would start only four games as a rookie before being moved to defensive end in 1991. McCants was eventually released in 1993, finishing his Bucs career with only twelve sacks to go along with 156 tackles.'' - htoutlaws2012

3 Gaines Adams

''Adams was non-existent on the field, never living up to the hype or expectations by Bucs fans or the staff that drafted him. He finished with 63 tackles and 13.5 sacks in three seasons with the Bucs. He was traded to the Bears in 2010 for a second round pick. That pick was traded around a bit, finally landing with the Patriots who selected Rob Gronkowski with it, just to add insult to injury.'' - htoutlaws2012

4 Charles McRae

''McRae was moved from left tackle to right tackle, which stunted his development. He looked uncomfortable and out of sorts, like someone who became a different player in the leap from college to the NFL. He played in 71 games for the Bucs from 1991 to 1995 (38 starts) before he joined the Oakland Raiders before the 1996 season. He played one year there before ending his NFL career.'' - htoutlaws2012

5 Eric Curry

''The sixth pick in the draft, the former All-American from Alabama never materialized into the pass rusher Tampa Bay envisioned. During five lackluster years, he totaled 12 sacks and 74 tackles. He left as a free agent after the 1997 season.'' - htoutlaws2012

6 Vernon Hargreaves III

''I was a bit too high on Vernon Hargreaves III coming out of Florida, but I do think there's still a chance he can be a productive corner in this league.'' To top it all off they drafted two corners to really put some pressure on Hargreaves in 2018. - htoutlaws2012

7 Josh Freeman

''Freeman fell into then coach Greg Schiano’s dog house leading him to be benched after only three games. Mike Glennon would take over for the remainder of the season and Freeman was off to Minnesota where he played in one Monday night game. Freeman would then join the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants, only to be cut before the seasons actually started.'' - htoutlaws2012

8 Regan Upshaw

''Upshaw was a forgettable pick in what seemed to be years of draft futility for the Buccaneers. In three seasons, he totaled 92 tackles and 18.5 sacks.'' - htoutlaws2012

9 Reidel Anthony

''Anthony While he showed flashes of potential, including finishing eighth in all-purpose yards in 1998, Anthony totaled only 144 catches for 1,846 yards in five seasons. It could have been worse for the Bucs, though.'' - htoutlaws2012

10 Booker Reese

''They said a faulty phone connection led to the miscommunication and that they intended to draft Reese at seventeen. Refusing to miss out on their guy, the Bucs traded away heir first round pick in 1983. Reese would go on to ride the pine for the Bucs for two seasons before being shipped off to the Rams where he would play for two more seasons before drugs got the better of him and he was out of the NFL for good.'' - htoutlaws2012

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