The 2019 Buccaneer draft review
1
Devin
White
2
Sean
Murphy-Bunting
3
Jamel
Dean
3
Mike
Edwards
4
Anthony
Nelson
5
Matt
Gay
6
Scotty
Miller
7
Terry
Beckner
RdSelectionPos
1Devin WhiteLB
2Sean Murphy-BuntingCB
3Jamel DeanCB
3Mike EdwardsS
4Anthony NelsonDE
5Matt GayK
6Scott MillerWR
7Terry BecknerDT

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The Bucs picked from 5th, 7th and 6th during the draft. They traded a 3rd round pick to the Rams in exchange for two later 3rd round picks.


1 - LB - Devin White - LSU
Had a truly stellar rookie campaign especially in the second half forcing turnovers and scoring two defensive touchdowns in the process. His fumble return score against Atlanta was the longest such play in franchise history. Was the Bucs' top selection in the 2019 draft and the fifth overall selection. Started his two final years at LSU and was a consensus All-American.

2 - CB - Sean Murphy-Bunting - Central Michigan
Moved into a starting cornerback role at mid-season in 2019 and wound up leading the Bucs in interceptions with three including a 70-yard score in his hometown of Detroit. Was selected 39th overall and a two-year starter at college at Central Michigan.

3- CB - Jamel Dean - Auburn
Played in 13 games as a rookie and made five starts in the final six weeks at either the corner or nickel back position. Ranked second on the team with 17 passes defensed in the process and recorded two interceptions. Was the first of two third round selections in 2019 and the 94th overall pick.

3 - S - Mike Edwards - Kentucky
Started seven games as a rookie in a variety of secondary roles and recorded his first NFL sack on a blitz against the Saints. Was the first second of two third round selections in 2019 and the 99th overall pick. Started 44 games for Kentucky in college.

4 - DE - Anthony Nelson - Iowa
Played in the first eight games of the season as a back-up making one start in the process before getting hurt. Came back to play the season finale. Was the 107th overall selection of the 2019 draft and recorded 23 sacks during his career with the Hawkeyes.

5 - K - Matt Gay - Utah
Had a real hit-or-miss rookie season with some great success from long distance but then three horror games against the Giants and Falcons twice in which his fieldgoal and PAT misses probably cost the Bucs victory. Beat out Cairo Santos in training camp to earn the role and was twice an All-American in college.

6 - WR - Scott Miller - Bowling Gren
Played in 10 games as a rookie making two starts in the second half of the season but wound up on IR having been injured in the win over Detroit. Caught his first NFL touchdown pass in that game and also had a pair of reverses during the year too. Had caught over 200 passes during his career in college making 34 starts and ranked 7th in all FBS schools with a 104.4 yard per game average as a senior.

7 - DT Terry Beckner - Missouri
Did not make the team out of training camp but did spent a few weeks on the practice squad before earning a four-week NFL suspension for illegal supplements. Was then released when that ended.