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Bucs trade up to select Arrelious Benn

The Bucs didn’t want to take any chances.

They gave up a fifth-round to move up three spots and select Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn with the No. 39 overall pick.  (So basically a fifth-round pick is worth three spots in the draft.  Or Ted Ginn. Or Santonio Holmes.)

Benn was once thought as a first-round pick, but a slow forty time and so-so junior season hurt his stock in 2009.  Benn could be a little rough around the edges, but has great skills after the catch.

He’s the rare rookie receiver that will probably be asked to start from day one.

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3 Responses to “Bucs trade up to select Arrelious Benn”
  1. joetoronto says: Apr 23, 2010 6:53 PM

    I don’t understand why the Bucs traded up with the Raiders to get a WR.

  2. biggdogg463 says: Apr 23, 2010 6:58 PM

    Bye Bye Clayton

  3. big007hed says: Apr 23, 2010 8:09 PM

    I think this is a great pick…. pretty solid draft so far, just an initial review…..

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