Bucs build defense with first 3 draft picks

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked around the rest of the NFC South and decided that to enhance their chances of winning their division it’s imperative to improve the team’s pass rush.

After taking defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers with the club’s first two picks in the NFL draft, general manager Mark Dominik feels they now have the personnel needed to chase down Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton..

Bowers led the nation in sacks at Clemson last season and was Tampa Bay’s second round selection at No. 51 overall on Friday night. Clayborn, a former Iowa standout, was the 20th pick in the first round.

The Bucs stayed on the defensive in the third round, adding Washington linebacker Mason Foster.

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