Last week at this time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were preparing for life with Darrelle Revis as its buggest name on the roster. The defensive back was traded from the New York Jets to the warmer confines of Tampa, Florida in hope of boosting a secondary that needed some help. In the draft, the team traded disgruntled running back LaGarrette Blount to New England and added names like Johnathan Starks of Mississippi State and Akeem Spence will undoubtedly help an anemic defensive charge.

Yes, the Buccaneers appear to be headed in the right direction. If they can fix their inconsistency at quarterback (Mike Glennon was drafted in the third round) and find a way to make the running game a focal point, this could be a surprise team in 2013.

The team will also look to these undrafted free agents to make an impression heading into training camp.

Akeem Shavers, RB, Purdue
Nick Carlson, OL Wyoming
Branden Smith, CB, Georgia
Rashaan Melvin, CB, Northern Illinois
Hubie Graham, TE, Pitt
Evan Landi, TE, USF
Nick Speller, OT, UMass
Brice Schawb, OT, ASU
Rashaan Melvin, CB, Northern Illinois
Deveron Carr, CB, ASU
Robert Marve, QB, Purdue
Montel Harris, RB, Temple/Boston College
Chris Denton, WR, Mount Union
Jeremy Lewis, OL, Miami
Tim Wright, WR, Rutgers
Tenarius Wright, DE/LB, Arkansas
Jerrell Gavins, CB, Boise State (Tryout)

Of the players on this list, the one who stands out to me is Branden Smith of Georgia. As an SEC player, Smith played against top caliber talent weekly. At 5'11" and 172, he has nice speed and will be a benefit in the return game. 

If he can work on his game and focus on football instead of his past (he was arrested on marijuana possession in 2012) he could be arel special teams find for this franchise.