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Buccaneers Draft Kendell Beckwith in Round 3

Posted Apr 29, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected LSU LB Kendell Beckwith with the No. 107th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Kendell Beckwith, a linebacker out of LSU, with the No. 107th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Below is a quick look at the newest member of the Bucs:

POSITION: LB
SCHOOL: LSU
HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 243
THINGS TO KNOW: READ

NFL.COM SAYS:
"Big throwback frame with ability to bang between the tackles. Has experience in the middle with both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes. Takes well-reasoned paths to the ball. Won't get caught rushing downhill without a plan. Will down into guards as pre-emptive strike before they combo up to him. Maintains his run fits and leverages his gap with an aggressive forearm shiver to short-pulling guards and isolation blockers. Hands are quick with some shock. Can unlock a surprising closing burst to close out on the perimeter. Eyes are disciplined. Good read and respond but plays the game with patience. Body control a plus. Won't always be pretty but he gets guys tackled. Awareness in space and overall football IQ is above average. Able to find receivers working through his coverage area. Reads quarterback's eyes helping him drift toward targets."