I remember being reasonably happy when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected former Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. There had been talk of the Bucs attempting to trade up to selected Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson for quite some time leading up to the draft, but when that didn’t happen, picking Adams seemed like a foregone conclusion.Adams was a good selection at the time. He was a tall, athletic defensive end who used his 4.6-speed to get to the quarterback a total of 28 times during his career at Clemson (which tied the school record for sacks). He was one of those college players that could disrupt a game all by himself. One that seemed to get better when the game went on. One destined for future stardom.Adams’ rookie year...

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