The Tampa Bay Bucs make a surprise move in trading for the Giants veteran DE JPP. It’s thought that the Giants were going to use their first round draft pick on DE Bradley Chubb and this trade seems to correspond with the theory.
The Bucs will come off of a 2018 third round pick and their fourth round pick to receive JPP and a their 2018 fourth round pick.
JPP’s homecoming is quite exciting for this Bucs/ Bulls fan, as he was a standout during his short time at the University of South Florida.
The Deerfield, Florida native bounced around to a couple of schools during his first few seasons in college prior to landing at USF. He played for the Bulls only one season in 2009, but recorded 45 tackles, 1 interception for a TD, 47 pass defends, 6.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
After being drafted by the New York Giants with their first pick (#15) of the 2010 NFL draft, he went on to play 8 seasons with G-men, recording 14 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries – 1 for a TD, 58.5 sacks, 309 tackles, and 1 safety during his 111 games, 85 which were starts.
Last season, JPP played in all 16 games, recording 5 pass defends, 2 forced fumbles, 48 tackles, and 8.5 sacks.