Bucs not getting much action from first-round picks

TAMPA, Fla. -- With Tuesday's trade of safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only three of their own first-round picks left on the roster.

And one of those is defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who is on injured reserve. That leaves defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and rookie receiver Mike Evans as the only two first-round picks getting playing time.

Throw in guard Logan Mankins, defensive end Larry English and cornerback Mike Jenkins, who were drafted in the first round by other teams, and we've got a good stat.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bucs have gotten a combined 1,699 snaps this season from players drafted in the first round. That's the third-fewest in the league.

Jacksonville (1,305) has the fewest and Oakland is second with 1,589. The Bucs, Jaguars and Raiders are a combined 2-20, so there must be something to be said for getting production out of first-round picks.