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Bucs Select Mountaineers’ Tandy, Goode

April 29, 2012
Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.

The pick Saturday came one round after the Bucs took Tandy's college teammate, linebacker Najee Goode, with the 140th selection overall. The 5-foot-10, 199-pound Tandy was the 174th player selected.

Tandy was a three-year starter at West Virginia. He had 13 career interceptions for the Mountaineers.

The team did not have a fourth-round pick Saturday after sending it to Houston as part of a trade that enabled Tampa Bay to move up to the second round and select Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David.

Three of the Bucs' first four selections have been defensive players. Alabama safety Mark Barron and Boise State running back Doug Martin were taken by Tampa Bay in the first round on Thursday.

Goode played middle and outside linebacker at West Virginia. He was second on the Mountaineers with 14 tackles for loss last season.

Colts make Harnish final choice of 2012 draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Mr. Irrelevant suddenly has a whole new meaning for Chandler Harnish.

The Northern Illinois quarterback who was taken with the 253rd and final pick of the draft Saturday didn't just get a title and a vacation. He got a chance to play for his favorite NFL team and potentially to be a backup for Andrew Luck.

First, he'll make the trip to Disneyland, appear in the Irrelevant Week parade in Newport Beach, Calif., and put his Colts license plate back on his car. Hey, it's OK - he's an Indiana native.

"I'm happy to be wanted by a team and I'm happy to be an Indianapolis Colt because that's been my favorite team all the way through," he told local reporters on a conference call shortly after the selection was announced.

For the Colts and the NFL, it was a historic first.

Indianapolis opened the draft by taking Luck, the Stanford quarterback, with the No. 1 overall selection and ended the draft by taking another quarterback in Harnish. It was the first time since 1967 that a non-expansion team had the first and last picks in the draft and only the third time in league history.

 
 

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