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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Gerald McCoy takes spot in Bucs' history

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

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TAMPA, Fla. -– Just got another nugget from ESPN’s Stats & Information on Gerald McCoy. He becomes the fifth player in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history to be selected in the first three picks.

Lee Roy Selmon (1976), Ricky Bell (’77), Bo Jackson (’86) and Vinny Testaverde (’87) were the first four. Safe to say Tampa Bay fans should hope McCoy has a career like Selmon, another Oklahoma product, did. Or at least a career similar to Bell, who got off to a strong start before having health problems.

Jackson refused to sign with the Bucs and Testaverde could not straighten out a franchise that was in disarray throughout his tenure.