To finish off their draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their seventh round pick to select Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected their first defensive tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft in the seventh round. Missouri’s Terry Beckner is now on his way to Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers have used their last draft pick on him.
A four year player for the Tigers, Beckner has tallied a career total of 13.5 sacks and 32 tackles for loss. His best season coming in 2017, Beckner recorded 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and seven sacks; last year he sacked opposing quarterbacks three and a half times and tallied 11 tackles for loss.
Beckner tested extremely poor athletically at the combine, did not seek to improve those numbers at his pro day. Measuring in at 6’3½ and 296 pounds, Beckner ran just a 5.19 second 40 yard dash and it took him nearly eight seconds to complete his 3-cone drill. Additionally Beckner only managed 24.5 inches on his vertical jump and 8’4 feet on his broad jump.
Concerns over multiple knee injuries have caused Beckner to drop all the way to the seventh round in the draft, where he lands in Tampa Bay. It would appear the Buccaneers have plans to keep Gerald McCoy around in 2019 as they did not invest a high draft pick on the defensive line. Beckner will provide some much needed depth in the defensive trenches.
The Buccaneers draft is now complete, and while Tampa Bay added a few quality players, many selections were a bit head scratching. While it is too early to tell how this draft class will turn out, on paper it is not pretty.