Buccaneers Host Three Top-30 Defensive Line Draft Prospects


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in preparation for the upcoming NFL draft. A part of these preparations include pre-draft visits. As ESPN’s Jenna Laine reports, the Bucs have hosted three defensive lineman recently. Georgia’s DT Devonte Wyatt, Houston’s DE Logan Hall and now Oklahoma’s DT Perrion Winfrey.

Any of these three would be great picks for the Buccaneers. Depth on the defensive line is crucial, especially considering Ndamukong Suh is still not back under contract.

Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
HT: 6’3 WT: 315 lbs

Devonte Wyatt is a rare physical specimen for his size. He is explosive off of the ball and can overpower most typical offensive linemen. Wyatt posted great combine numbers in the 40 (4.77), three-cone (7.45), broad jump (9’3). Very effective on stunts and twists making him hard to control. The Buccaneers get an athletic freak with a high-motor with their first pick.

Logan Hall, DE, Houston
HT: 6’6
WT: 278 lbs

Logan Hall is a physical player with a ton of strength. He uses heavy hands with attitude coming off of the ball. Hall is more of an anchor, a double team eater. He definitely needs to work on his pass rush consistency, but is serviceable. Look for Hall to come off of the board in the late 1st to early 2nd round.

Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
HT: 6’4 WT: 290 lbs

Oklahoma’s Perrion Winfrey has a game built around quickness off the line of scrimmage and athletic ability. He can be very disruptive as a pass rusher and with more refinement has potential to be great in this area. This comes at the expense of some power upfront, but after watching Matthew Stafford pick the Buccaneers defense apart with little pressure it might be a trade off worth considering.

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