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Kiper believes that the Buccaneers will take Michigan’s Taco Charlton while Jeremiah has Tampa Bay selecting Missouri’s Charles Harris. Should the Bucs take a pass-rusher at No. 19, it will be the second year in a row that they would have selected a defensive end in the first two rounds. The Bucs drafted Noah Spence with their second-round pick in 2016. Spence went on to earn 5.5 sacks during his rookie season.
Harris picked up nine sacks in 2016 along with 61 tackles and 10 quarterback hurries. He also recorded 12 tackles for a loss. He mirrors Spence in that he’s a smaller defensive end, at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds. Should the Buccaneers select him, he would be the second former Tiger defensive end on the Bucs’ roster, joining Jacquies Smith.
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