The 2019 Buccaneer draft review

RdSelectionPos
1Devin WhiteLB
2Sean 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
Yahoo Sports Commentary - A former running back, White is as tenacious as they come. He is a vicious hitter who flies all over the field, which is his biggest knock: Can he play under control? He has the potential to be the heartbeat of the Bucs defense from Day 1.

2 - CB - Sean Bunting - Central Michigan
Yahoo Sports Commentary - His workouts stood out, and it sent scouts back to the tape where they saw a feisty and productive cover man who also contributed heavily on special teams. Most teams had Bunting rated in the second-to-third-round range, so the value is fine, but it’s another smaller corner who lands in Tampa.

3- CB - Jamel Dean - Auburn
Yahoo Sports Commentary - An injury-prone talent, Dean ran a scalding 4.3 40-yard dash and offers nice size at the position. We’re worried about his durability, but Dean has a good skill set for the position and will drop his shoulder and lay out receivers and backs on the perimeter. If he can stay healthy – most of his injuries came a few years back – Dean could be a sneaky good pick here. But there’s risk involved.

3 - S - Mike Edwards - Kentucky
Yahoo Sports Commentary - Another favorite of ours, Edwards flew a bit under the radar in a loaded Wildcats secondary and he served as the heady leader of it. Edwards is more of a jack of all trades and might lack any one special quality. But his ability to play deep and over the slot receiver makes him a valuable piece to a Bucs secondary that suddenly has added a lot of new faces and talent.

4 - DE - Anthony Nelson - Iowa
Had 9.5 sacks last year and 23.0 over the past three seasons. Was an academic All-American as a junior and senior and honorable All-Big Ten selection in 2018.

5 - K - Matt Gay - Utah
Started as a soccer player at Utah Valley College before switching to kicker. He tried out as a kicker at BYU before enrolling at Utah as a walk-on. He went on to win the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s best kicker, in his first season as a college kicker.

6 - WR - Scott Miller - Bowling Gren
Was seventh in the FBS in receiving yards per game (104.4) last season and had a 16.2 yards per catch average. He recorded a total of 1,148 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 2018 and ran a 4.3 40-yard dash at his pro day.

7 - DT Terry Beckner - Missouri
Fought through two knee injuries early in his Missouri career but started 26 consecutive games the past two seasons. In that time, he recorded 69 tackles, 22.0 for loss, 10.5 sacks and even an interception. He was named a team captain in 2018 and as a sophomore won the 2016 Team Underclassman Leadership Award.