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Bucs hope to build on recent draft success

By Fred Goodall

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 22 2011 12:28 p.m. MDT

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay needs a pass rusher.

Statistics suggest it, NFL draft analysts believe it, and even Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik concedes it. Yes, a defensive end with the ability to put heat on quarterbacks is the most pressing need for a team that won 10 games and narrowly missed making the playoffs last season.

The Bucs have the 20th pick in the first round, however Dominik says they won't necessarily address their biggest weakness in that spot.

Cornerback is another priority with the team's best defensive player facing legal problems this offseason.

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