TAMPA -- Lovie Smith is a defensive-minded head coach. So it seemed strange that his first draft with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would consist of six offensive players for the first time in club history.

"What can I say? First off, you can't assume people are a certain way," Smith said. "I do believe in offense. You just can't win by just playing defense. I know I've been telling you guys that. I think now the actions are speaking a little bit louder than the words."

Something else stood out about the Bucs' draft. In fact, it stood tall.

The Bucs began the draft by taking 6-foot-5 Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans. Shortly after drafting 6-foot-5 tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins from Washington in the second round of the draft Friday, Bucs general manager Jason Licht coined the team's towering collection of pass catchers.

"The Dunk-a-neers," he said.

"Maybe we're starting a trend with these big guys with catch radiuses. It wasn't on our manual; we need to find a 6-foot-5 guy today," Licht said. "It just worked out that way and we're happy about it."

With needs on the offensive line, the Bucs went a little off-script in the third round and selected West Virginia running back Charles Sims.

The Bucs' backfield -- already crowded with Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey -- already was considered a strength of the team. But Licht said he couldn't resist taking what he said was a player with the third-best hands in the draft behind Evans and Seferian-Jenkins.

Sims had 203 receptions in his career at the University of Houston and with the Mountaineers, including 70 as a freshman. He also rushed for 3,465 yards in his career.

"Running back was a pretty strong position that we had," Licht said. "We still feel that way but this one kind of stood out like the tight end did. We had a chance to get a back that had a versatile skill set and can score points for us. We didn't want to turn it down."

Seferian-Jenkins declared for the draft after his junior season with the Huskies in which he caught 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns. That performance was enough to earn him the John Mackey award as the nation's top tight end.

Like Evans, a basketball player who was offered a scholarship at the University of Texas and did not play football until his senior season in high school, Seferian-Jenkins also had a hoops background. In fact, as a freshman, he played in 17 games for the Huskies basketball team.

"It helps me so much. Being able to play basketball at a high level, adjusting to the ball in the air, quick feet, quick hands, all that stuff definitely translates to playing tight end in the National Football League," Seferian-Jenkins said.

Having dealt their fourth-round pick to the Jets as part of the trade for cornerback Darrelle Revis, the Bucs addressed their needs on the offensive line in the fifth round. They started by taking Tennessee State guard Kadeem Edwards with their fifth-round pick (143rd overall), the first offensive lineman drafted by the team since Xavier Fulton in 2009.

The Bucs didn't wait long to add a second, trading back into the fifth round to take Purdue tackle Kevin Pamphile.

Edwards (6-foot-4, 313 pounds) has a chance to immediately fill a void at right guard left by the release of Davin Joseph.

"My young grandson was a little concerned about the offensive line position, just like you guys," Smith said. "Again, you have a plan, you're able to address it."