I’m making my annual pilgrimage down to Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. That’s the home of IMG Academy, where some of this year’s top draft prospects are doing their preparation for the scouting combine.
IMG’s football operation is run by former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke and the academy has helped players like Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Luke Kuechly get ready for the combine in recent years.
I’ll be interviewing some players who could be possibilities for the Buccaneers and writing about them in the coming days.
Here’s the list of players participating, according to IMG: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, Stanford linebacker Trent Murphy, Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas, LSU running back Jeremy Hill, LSU guard Trai Turner, Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith, Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch, Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard, Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid, Notre Dame guard Chris Watt, Miami guard Brandon Linder, Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, Tennessee defensive tackle Daniel McCullers, Ohio State offensive lineman Jake Mewhort, Kansas State offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu, Towson running back Terrance West, Kansas State defensive tackle Chaquil Reed, Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam, Michigan State safety Isiah Lewis and Florida A&M defensive end Frances Mays.