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2011 NFL Draft: How Will the Buccaneers Fill out the Depth Chart at Safety?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft: Uncertainty at safety has Tampa Bay looking:

Tanard Jackson was supposed to play safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 after making himself into a reliable player. However, after his second failed drug test, Jackson is facing a suspension as he enters the final year of his contract.

Dan Parr of believes that the position is becoming one of concern for the Bucs. Sean Jones will be back at strong safety. Larry Asante and Cody Grimm show promise but aren't convincing at this stage in their careers.

At 20th overall, Tampa Bay isn't likely to address its secondary concerns. But in the second or third round, it wouldn't be a bad time to grab a safety. Oklahoma's Quinton Carter or Florida's Ahmad Black should be available at least in the second round.

Of course, the whole Jackson situation could work itself out. With the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation situation, though, there are no guarantees. Tampa Bay is forced to wait out those proceedings to see how the NFL disciplines him.

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