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Windy City Gridiron May 2, 2016

Will Leonard Floyd be Worth the Gamble?

After having his first top pick go down with an injury before playing a professional game, Ryan Pace doubled down and moved up in the draft to secure a guy with a few question marks attached. What level of performance will justify Pace's investment? With the 9th pick in the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears took an outside linebacker known more for speed and versatility than for power. Sixteen years later, history repeated itself. The last time Chicago picked a linebacker in the top ten of the draft was 2000, and that linebacker was Brian Urlacher. Coincidently, Urlacher was also taken with the...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 27, 2016

What could Bucs hope for at No. 9 in NFL draft?

Should the Bucs keep their top pick, it would mark the first time in their 40 years that they use the No. 9 overall draft pick. The No. 9 slot hasn't been all that successful in NFL history — the best recent picks at 9 were Carolina getting LB Luke Kuechly in 2012 and Chicago getting LB Brian Urlacher in 2000. Otherwise, …

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