Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Too early to tell 2019 NFL re-draft

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Round 7, Pick 215: Cortez Broughton, DT, Cincinnati

Original Pick: Terry Beckner Jr., DT, Missouri

While most seventh round picks are not inspiring, the selection of Terry Beckner Jr. was less than that. Throughout his career at Missouri, Beckner has had serious medical issues with his knees and has missed significant playing time. Additionally, he is not even close to the athlete he needs to be to compete at the next level.

Still on the board at the beginning of the seventh round was Cincinnati defensive tackle Cortez Broughton who posted better production, better testing numbers, and better film than Beckner. While Broughton looks like he could be a significant contributor early in his career, Beckner may have to scratch and claw to make the Tampa Bay roster.

Listed at 6’2 and 290 pounds, Broughton put together a monster senior season in the American conference. From his defensive tackle spot, Broughton recorded 18.5 tackles for loss and seven and a half sacks while forcing two fumbles and knocking down a whopping five passes at the line of scrimmage.

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Beckner on the other hand recorded just 11 tackles for loss and three and a half sacks for the Missouri Tigers in 2018. The analytics are against Beckner having any sort of success in the NFL, while the data is firmly on the side of Broughton.