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The Buccaneers Select Robert Hainsey with the 95th Pick of the 2021 NFL Draft

Tampa Bay took the Notre Dame offensive tackle with their third-round pick on Friday night.

View pictures of Notre Dame T Robert Hainsey, who Tampa Bay selected in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Buccaneers kept to the offensive side of the ball, drafting offensive tackle Robert Hainsey out of the Univesity of Notre Dame with the 95th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

It was their second pick of the night after taking quarterback Kyle Trask from Florida in the second round. The third-round offensive lineman will provide depth to an already solid offensive unit.

Hainsey was a three-year starter at Notre Dame and played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting one. He started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2018 and his 2019 season was cut short after eight games due to injury. He returned in 2020 to earn a second-team All-ACC selection and started all 12 games for the Irish, primarily playing right tackle.

A team captain, at 6'4", he likely projects as a guard or even center at the NFL level. And now with the Bucs, he'll have time to develop without being expected to step in right away like last year's rookie offensive lineman.

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