Round 4, Pick 107: Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Eastern Michigan
Even after adding pass rusher Shaquil Barrett in free agency, the Buccaneers could use a boost to their pass rush as they transition into a 3-4 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. While Carl Nassib and Noah Spence are expected to rotate opposite Barrett, adding another body and competition off of the edge would benefit the Buccaneers.
Max Crosby was a three year starter at Eastern Michigan, and over the last two years of his collegiate career, he tallied 18.5 sacks, giving him 20 on his career. In addition, Corby added 35.5 tackles for loss in that span, including 19 in 2018; he also forced eight fumbles in his career.
At the combine, Crosby tested well after measuring in at nearly 6’5, 255 pounds, and a wingspan of 81 inches. Crosby ranked in the 92nd percentile or above in all of his agility drills (3-cone, 20 yard shuttle, 60 yard shuttle), the 81st percentile or above on his jumps, and in the 83rd percentile with his 40 yard dash time at 4.66 seconds.
Here in the fourth round, adding a pass rusher and going defense for the first five picks here will help to solidify a side of the football that was bled dry in 2018. Crosby would become an instant rotational piece on the Buccaneer defense with Barrett, Spence, and Nassib.