Bucs after Dark: 23 in-state prospects to visit Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to host a plethora of in-state draft hopefuls on April 12 in order to do their due-diligence ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The pre-draft process rolls on as we are now heading into official visits before the 2019 NFL Draft. NFL teams are limited to only 30 of prospects that they are allowed to bring in for a visit; that is, unless a prospect is from in-state. So far, Greg Auman of the Athletic has confirmed 21 players who played either high school or college football in Florida who will be visiting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 12.

Florida Gators set to attend the Buccaneers’ workout later next month include offensive linemen Martez Ivey Tyler Jordan, and Fred Johnson, defensive end CeCe Jefferson, and tight end C’yontai Lewis. This is just the beginning of the list of in-state prospects headed to Tampa Bay for another job interview.

From the University of Central Florida, the 2017 NCAA National Champions, if you wish, Auman reports five players have been confirmed to attend. Edge rusher Titus Davis, safety Kyle Gipson, linebacker Pat Jasinsky, offensive tackle Wyatt Miller, and cornerback Rashard Causey will be heading to Tampa Bay.

Linebacker John Black, cornerback Ronnie Hoggins, cornerback Mazzi Wilkins, safety Jaymon Thomas, and wide receiver Tyre McCants are five players that have been confirmed by Auman to attend the in-state workout on April 12 from the University of South Florida. He states that he suspects more from USF will attend, but has not confirmed any additional players.

Auman confirms a handful of other players to attend such as Miami’s offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis, Maryland linebacker Tre Watson, who played his high school football at Tampa Catholic, Maryland defensive lineman Byron Cowart from Armwood, and Boston College wide receiver Jeff Smith from Clearwater Central Catholic.

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Auburn wide receiver Ryan Davis, Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith, North Dakota State running back Bruce Anderson, Lehigh quarterback Brad Mayes, and Temple wider receiver Ventrell Bryant have also been confirmed by Auman.

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The Buccaneers have their hands full as last year’s event hosted 30 in-state prospects and it looks like this year will yield similar numbers. As the draft process continues with the main event less than a month away, Tampa Bay is rolling over every stone to make sure to land as many picks as possible entering a make-or-break 2019 season.