"the bucs need help all over their defense" was a statement in your comment for the buc's selection, but the bucs DO NOT have needs all over their defense. There are some areas that could use better players, but their defense is much better than what you know.
Jervonte Jackson, DT, Florida Atlantic
Height: 6-3. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.03. Combine 40 Time: 5.07. Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 23.5. Projected Round (2009): FA. 11/23/08: Jervonte Jackson finally missed a game this year. In nine contests, he has 35 tackles, 2.5 TFL and two sacks.
5/9/08: Solid defenders have been known to come out of the Sun Belt (particularly Troy State). Jervonte Jackson had three sacks in 2007, one coming against South Carolna.
2007: Jervonte Jackson hasn't missed a game in two years. He had 46 tackles in 2006, including one sack against South Carolina.
Frantz Joseph, ILB, Florida Atlantic
Height: 6-3. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.62. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.83. Benchx225: 19. Vertical: 27.5. Projected Round (2009): 6. 1/10/09: Given his stats (see below), it's no surprise that Frantz Joseph made the All-Sun Belt First Team.
12/7/08: A transfer from Boston College, "Viva la" Frantz Joseph recorded 141 tackles and 9.5 TFL as a senior.
Darius Hill, TE, Ball State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 246. Projected 40 Time: 4.81. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.72. Benchx225: . Vertical: 31. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 1/5/09: An H-Back, Darius Hill registered 38 catches, 633 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers are much lower than his 2007 figures.
10/26/08: After 741 yards and 926 yards in his sophomore and junior seasons, Darius Hill has just 23 catches, 344 yards and three scores as a senior in eight games. Major dropoff.
5/23/08: Darius Hill improved upon his stout 2006 stats, notching 65 receptions, 926 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. He'd be a higher prospect if he had a larger frame.
2007: This is amazing: In just 10 games, Darius Hill caught 42 passes for 741 yards and 10 touchdowns. A product of a weak conference? Think again - he had six
receptions for 119 yards at Purdue. Obviously undersized, but very quick.
Bruce Johnson, CB, Miami
Height: 5-9. Weight: 170. Projected 40 Time: 4.38. Combine 40 Time: 4.53. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42. Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 38.5. Projected Round (2009): 5-6. 12/13/08: Another bright spot for a team with a bleak season, Bruce Johnson finished with 29 tackles and five passes broken up.
5/17/08: Bruce Johnson's lacking size hurts him, but an excellent 40 and dynamic kick-returning abilities keeps him relatively high on this chart.