Brandon Gilbeaux Catches Raheem’s Eye

August 7th, 2010

Undrafted rookie Brandon Gilbeaux (left), out of the University of Delaware, has drawn hefty praise from Raheem The Dream. photo by Kyra Hallett.

After Stylez White, the Bucs have a pile of young defensive ends.

If you’re trying to break into the league at DE, Tampa Bay is a good team to be in camp with right now.

In his post-practice morning news conference today, Raheem The Dream perked up when asked to talk about the training camp performance of his rookie class as a whole.

Raheem The Dream, with a very serious look on his face, was quick to name undrafted rookie Brandon Gilbeaux as a standout. Gilbeaux went to Syracuse, transferred to Delaware after two seasons and was signed after the Bucs rookie camp in the Spring. 

“You really do have to say the rookie class. There’ve been some standout kids we didn’t even draft. This Gilbeaux kid, he’s shown up every day,” Raheem The Dream said.

Joe also has heard good things around training camp about defensive end James Ruffin, another undrafted player the Bucs signed quickly in April. Joe talked to Ruffin back in April.

For those who love the end-of-the-roster/future-practice-squad battles, these are a couple of good guys to keep an eye on tonight and in the second half of next week’s preseason opener.

5 Responses to “Brandon Gilbeaux Catches Raheem’s Eye”

  1. TJ Says:

    who has not Raheem talked good about ? Raheem can sell Ice to Eskimos

  2. Mauha Deeb Says:

    “This Gilbeaux kid, he’s shown up every day”

    Well I should hope so. He can’t show up to every practice he shouldn’t make the team. 😉

  3. Dew Says:

    I heard Rah say some name but I didn’t even know who the guy was. And I saw somewhere that Chris Hovan has been put on injured reserve and is done for the year due to a back problem.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yeah, it’s sad, but Hovan is really damaged at this point. He was a great player for us, but I think he’s done now. The Bucs are looking really hard at other DEs right now. They’ve also been asking around( Tomlin, Lovie Smith, etc.) to see what Veterans may be cut. Expect a known veteran DE to be acquired before the regular season

  5. msgilbo Says:

    Brandon Gilbeaux WILL make someones team! do a background check please!!!