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Bucs re-evaluating college scouting department

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By Dan Parr

The Buccaneers announced one day after the season ended that Raheem Morris would be returning as head coach, but the team is re-evaluating its college scouting staff, as the Tampa Tribune first reported, and there could be some changes made. Word is the team's ownership is concerned about recent early-round draft busts, including DE Gaines Adams, the fourth overall pick in 2007 who was shipped to the Bears for a second-round pick this season, and '08 second-round selection WR Dexter Jackson, who was cut after training camp this year. Tampa Bay has three picks in the first two rounds and 10 picks total in the 2010 draft, and this is a club that can't afford any big misses when it comes to evaluating young talent as it continues to rebuild. We're told GM Mark Dominik still thinks highly of director of college scouting Dennis Hickey. If there is a shake-up, it will likely come lower down the ladder of the college scouting department.

 

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