Demarcus Christmas, Interior Defensive Line
Demarcus Christmas was a five-year player at Florida State but the numbers he posted in that time frame are not anything to write home about. In the four seasons on the field, Christmas tallied 106 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and only 3.5 total sacks.
Although the numbers are not encouraging, Christmas was far better than what the numbers show. What Christmas lacks in pass defense, he more than makes up for in run support. Christmas is a space eater between the tackles and often draws double teams due to his thick 6’3 and 294 pound frame.
Particularly impressive in the ability to swat passes at the line of scrimmage, totaling 13 passes deflected throughout his career as a Seminole. Christmas will not be much more than a rotational nose tackle at the next level and will need to come off the field in obvious passing situations.
Expect Christmas to be a day-three selection and nothing more than a spot starter on occasion and productive in run defense for years to come. The Buccaneers could benefit from adding a big bodied player like Christmas to improve upon much needed depth to the defensive front for new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.