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5 Things to Know About Quayshawne Buckley

Get to know the newly-signed defensive tackle out of Idaho.

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


1. He was projected to be drafted. had Buckley (6-3, 305) graded as a fourth or fifth-round prospect. "Active, athletically gifted three-technique with outstanding quickness and explosive traits that he used to live on the other side of the ball while at Idaho," they wrote in their scouting report. "Buckley could run into a brief wall while in the pros as he adjusts to a much higher level of competition, but his effort, talent and ability to win once he gets to an edge should give him a legitimate shot to become an NFL player."

2. He led Idaho in TFLs and sacks in 2014.
Buckley recorded 16 tackles for loss, the most on Idaho's team. He also recorded a team-high seven sacks. He finished the season with 46 total tackles.

3. He originally committed to Washington State.
Coming out of high school, Buckley committed to Washington State. But he changed his mind before enrolling.

4. He joins a select group of Idaho players in the NFL.
Last season, there were just five former Idaho Vandals in the NFL, the most notable of which is Arizona offensive lineman Mike Iupati.

5. He performed well at his pro day.
At Idaho's pro day, Buckley ran a 5.03-second 40-yard dash and completed 22 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

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