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Does focusing on drafting in state help out the Buccaneers?

After a stand-out combine performance from Florida Gator, CJ Henderson, and the on-going turmoil surrounding ex-Florida Seminole Jameis Winston, we look at whether drafting closer to home would be a good idea for the Buccaneers in 2020.

The Buccaneers are lucky to have three high-caliber football schools right on their doorstep in Florida, Florida State, and Miami. Many Bucs fans will keep a close eye on the local emerging talent and have an opinion on which players are and are not capable of stepping up to the NFL.

Since 2008, Tampa Bay has selected 7 players from either Florida or Florida State (plus Anthony Gaitor from Florida International in 2011) in the draft.