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5 Things to Know About Deshazor Everett

Get to know the newly-signed defensive back out of Texas A&M.

A gallery of some of the college free agents the Buccaneers signed after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.


1. He's versatile.
Throughout his career at Texas A&M Everett (6-0, 193) played both safety and cornerback. He played both safety and cornerback his sophomore season in 2012, moved over to safety in 2013 and was a full-time corner this past year.

2. He can tackle.
Everett recorded 73 tackles this season, the second-most of any Texas A&M player, and led the team in solo tackles with 45. His junior season, he finished fourth on the team in tackles.

3. He was projected to be a draft pick. listed Everett as a sixth or seventh-round prospect. "Plays extremely hard," they wrote in their scouting report. "Loves to hit and eats glass out on the field. Good strength to press and reroute at the line of scrimmage. Ball skills need work, but he has good hands. Will play through injuries and compete at a consistent level. Got hurt against Arkansas but played through it and made winning tackle late in game. Didn't always use it, but has football intelligence. Will face up and tackle running backs on the perimeter."

4. He's used to making big plays in big games.
In 2012, Everett picked off Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron on the goal line on Alabama's final drive to held A&M win, 29-24. Alabama was ranked No. 1 in the country at the time while Texas A&M was ranked No. 15.

5. He was highly recruited out of high school.
Everett has nearly a dozen scholarship offers coming out of high school. Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss and Missouri, among others, made offers before Everett eventually chose Texas A&M.

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