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Buccaneers | Brackins Faces Long Odds, but He's Determined

Chris Harry, of the Orlando Sentinel, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Larry Brackins has the odds stacked against him when it comes to making the team's final roster. Brackins is a fifth-round pick from Pearl River Community College. In the past 20 years, NFL teams have drafted nine players directly from junior college. That's nine out of 5,553, or one of every 617. Though slowed by a nagging hamstring during last week's minicamp, Brackins remained one of the most intriguing newcomers on a roster infused by youth this offseason. Brackins has good size (6 feet 4/205 pounds) but less-than-stellar speed (4.63 in the 40). "I just can't believe the Bucs are going to get this guy for fifth-round money," Pearl River head coach Tim Hattan said. His Buccaneers' teammates have started to believe in Brackins. Training camp will be the place for Brackins to shine in his attempt to make the team.

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