Lukas Denis, S, Boston College
After adding three defensive backs throughout the draft, the Buccaneers add another safety in their class of undrafted free agents. This time, Tampa Bay brings Boston College safety Lukas Denis.
Denis started for the Golden Eagles for the last two years of his collegiate career. Having a monster year in 2017, Denis tallied a whopping seven interceptions from his safety position, finishing his career with nine total picks. He knocked down an additional 16 interceptions and forced three fumbles throughout his time at Boston College.
At the combine, Denis measured in at 5’11 and 190 pounds. He saw his draft stock take a hit by testing less than ideal in Indianapolis. He managed to only run a 4.64 second 40 yard dash and hit 16 reps on the bench press. However, his explosiveness and agility should not be slept on as he hit 9⅔ feet on the broad jump and 33.5 inch vertical jump; he also ran a 6.89 3-cone drill.
Even after signing Kentell Brice and drafting Mike Edwards, Denis has maybe the best shot of any defensive player of making the Buccaneers’ roster. Only time will tell if the Buccaneers keep yet another defensive back on their defensive roster.