Three Rookies On Defensive FrontAugust 31st, 2013
In either a testament to how thin/weak the defensive line was last year or to the prowess of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik — or both — three third-day drafted rookies make the Bucs squad.
That would be defensive tackle Akeem Spence and defensive ends Steven Means and William Gholston.
That’s pretty remarkable either way you slice it, no matter how you look at it.
Of all the rookie defensive linemen, Joe thought the guy hanging by a loose string was Gholston. He really didn’t flash much in training camp or during preseason games. He is a raw talent.
Joe believes Means will be a pass-rushing specialist, at least for the time being. Spence, of course, is expected to start.
Joe just wonders how much of the Da’Quan Bowers implosion factored in to keeping three late-drafted rookies?