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Bucs Draft Stevie Tu'ikolovatu in Round 7

Posted Apr 29, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected USC DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu with the No. 223 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a defensive tackle out of USC, with the No. 223 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Below is a quick look at the newest member of the Bucs:

POSITION: DT
SCHOOL: USC
HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 331
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NFL.COM SAYS:
"Possesses a jarring initial punch. Built low to the ground with ability to strike at upward angles. Gets his initial hand placement right and is able to win control at the point of attack. Not content to just eat space and lay on his block. Finds runners and looks to mirror to make plays. Looks to shuck quickly. Agile big man with ability to move down the line. Uses power to get late separation from blockers and make tackles against runners using his lane. Has experience eating double teams to keep his linebackers clean. Strong, wide base keeps him on his feet. Drain-clogger near the goal line."