The Name is Bond Devante Bond.


Tampa goes linebacker with one of their sixth-round picks, and he is a little bit of an unknown, a man of mystery. The Oklahoma Sooner’s linebacker may only be known by fans of the team and members of the school, but the 6-foot-1, 236 lb linebacker recorded 43 tackles and three sacks in just nine games of the 2015 season. A mid-season injury held him from generating more. He was used by the Sooners, primarily as an edge rusher, so he is capable of playing the defensive end role if necessary. He is considered to be too small to play defensive end in the NFL but that’s fine as he will likely excel  at the outside linebacker position. Great move for depth. But, his solid strength and speed will make him a versatile player, and he should be disruptive as a pass rusher. With the Buccaneers trying to solidify their stronghold on the defensive side of the ball, I would consider this another step in the right direction.