Abram is a physical safety that could bring a hard-hitting, gritty mentality to Tampa Bay if the Buccaneers were to select him at the end of the month. Again, Abram is not a first round candidate for Licht, but he is well in play for the Buccaneers to target with the 39th overall pick in the draft in the second round.
Measuring in at a little over 5’11 and 205 pounds at the combine, Abram is a bit smaller than the size of newly signed linebacker/safety hybrid Deone Bucannon, indicating that the Buccaneers may be looking for a box safety to add to their defense that defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is looking to install a fast and furious approach to his scheme.
The Mississippi State safety ran a 4.45 second 40 yard dash, proving that he has the speed to play at the next level, and as a Bulldog, he recorded a massive 99 tackles from the third level of their defense in 2018, including nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage and three sacks. In addition, Abram also added two interceptions, five passes defended, and a forced fumble to his stat sheet.
In a secondary that struggled mightily in 2018, the Buccaneers have expressed confidence in the cornerbacks on the roster, but no so much the safeties. Already signing former Green Bay Packer Kentrell Brice, the team is looking to add another safety to the group, and Abram would be a solid choice.