Warren Sapp to Work With Bucs' McCoy, Price

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their first two picks in the 2010 NFL Draft--the 3rd and 35th overall selections--on defensive tackles Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) and Brian Price (UCLA).

Former Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowler now working for the NFL Network, plans on giving them a hand.

"There's no way (they) can be in Tampa and me not help both these kids out," Sapp told Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

"He's (McCoy) about to go to a whole another level and will be running into people he will never see on a college level," Sapp said. "The best thing he has got going for him is another dude beside him. When you're by yourself and asked to climb Mount Everest with one tool bag, it's tough.

"(Price is) all giddy and gung ho. They're just two lovable kids right now, and we'll see if they get a job done."

McCoy and Price are Buccaneers general manager Mark Domenik's building blocks to improve a run defense that ranked 32nd in the National Football League last season. Both are expected to start immediately, with McCoy, a 6-4, 295-pound penetrating tackle not unlike Sapp, as the "3" technique, and the more stout Price (6-1, 303) occupying blockers at the "1" technique position.

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