TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed their need for a running back, selecting Boise State's Doug Martin with the 31st pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
The Bucs traded the fifth overall pick to Jacksonville Thursday night for the Jaguars' seventh overall pick to get Alabama safety Mark Barron, but remained determined to find help on offense for young quarterback Josh Freeman.
They landed Martin after trading their second-round selection — no. 36 overall — and swapping fourth-round picks with the Denver Broncos.
Martin averaged 5.56 yards per carry and scored 43 touchdowns while rushing for 3,431 in four seasons at Boise State. He gained 1,299 yards and scored 16 TDs as a senior.
Acquired via trade with Minnesota
Traded down with Cleveland to No. 4
Acquired from Tampa Bay for No. 7 pick.
Traded up with St. Louis to get No. 6 pick.
Traded down from No. 5 to No. 7 (with Jaguars)
Traded up with Seattle to get No. 12 pick.
Rams traded down to No. 14 with Dallas.
Traded down to No. 15 with the Eagles.
Acquire pick through the Carson Palmer trade
Acquired via trade with Cincinnati
Acquired via trade with Denver
Acquired via trade with Patriots.
Acquires via trade with Baltimore.
Acquired via trade with Denver.