Bucs take Illini's Benn

Updated: April 23, 2010, 10:31 PM ET
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Arrelious Benn might have been a first-round pick if he was able to enter last year's NFL draft, but he was a sophomore and returned to Illinois.

His junior stats slipped, but still the wide receiver was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round, 39th overall, on Friday.

"I wouldn't say I was disappointed," Benn said. "I was a little shocked at the guys who were selected. That doesn't matter now. I got picked by Tampa. I'm a Buccaneer. I'm ready to go play."

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