After trading down with the Los Angeles Rams, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted Auburn cornerback Jamel Dean with the 94th overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft.

For the second consecutive pick in this year’s draft the Bucs go with a cornerback. Dean was initially deemed medically unqualified to play at Ohio State after multiple knee injuries in high school. He then transferred to Auburn where he suffered yet another knee injury prior to the 2016 season.

Once healthy in 2017 he played in all 14 games for the Tigers, racking up 43 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and eight passes defended. In 2018 he improved on his junior year, adding another 30 tackles and two more tackles for loss with a sack, two interceptions and nine passes broken up.

Despite his injuries, Dean played the past two years at Auburn without issue and remains a very athletic defensive back with great measurables. At the NFL combine, Dean ran an unofficial 4.3 40-yard dash, coupled with a 41 inch vertical and a 126 inch broad jump.

Dean’s Career Defensive Stats:
2017: 43 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 8 PBUs.
2018: 30 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 9 PBUs, 1 FR.

Watch Dean’s highlight video below:

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Bowles and Arians are clearly bringing in their guys on defense. Will be interesting how all this unfolds. Still shocked that trenches haven’t been addressed yet. Wow.

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  2. He’ll be great in the trenches!

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  3. This guy can fly, fastest guy on the team!! Another War Eagle! Very athletic, seems like they are loading up the secondary with contingencies, maybe if certain guys don’t perform or become too expensive in the future. Three knee surgeries makes me a little concerned. Hope he can contribute!

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  4. So glad that we have addressed the trenches in this draft.

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  5. Jason Licht is trolling us…

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  7. ILB Devin White, CB Sean Bunting, CB Jamel Dean, and now S Mike Edwards. Defense!!!

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  8. Yeah this one I just don’t know, kinda scratching my head. We spent 3 picks last year on DBs Davis, Stewart and Whitehead we then added the first 2 tonight which I am good with they are both fast we needed more speed. Now we must address the trenches particularly the OL. Come Bucs this one makes me restless.

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  9. Nuts!

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  10. Maybe Licht and company know something we don’t? A good OL about to get cut maybe? I just don’t know why we wouldn’t have addressed the big hole on the right side of our line yet

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  11. What is the plan here? It looks like we will most likely keep McCoy for sure now..but who do we move then? Even if we cut Ryan smith or any other DB won’t be enough? I am just having a hard time figuring out what exactly they are trying to do here..are these all Lichts doing? Is Arians really going with this believing in what we have up front??? I just don’t understand these picks.

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  12. Ryan Smith is probably out and trouble is brewing for MJ Stewart to even make the roster. Long corners with speed are good but dang how about a right tackle.

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  13. Maybe the NFL is going to announce there will be no longer any pass rushing and we’re going to play flag football; that’s why we’ve drafted so many CB’s these last two years. This is totally bizarre!

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  14. With the NFL rules the way they are, you could have 4 Deion Sanders in the backfield and you would give up 35 points per game if you don’t have a pass rush. This draft was literally the worst draft in the history of this franchise (well maybe not the 2011, 2013 or 2016 ones). This was the draft of the DL and we go into the season with an over the hill GMC, Carl Nassib, and JPP. No depth. Let’s hope JPP doesn’t get hurt. Licht is literally the worst GM in the league. I’d take Matt Millen in a heartbeat over this clown. Why would Aryans ever come coach this team with that tool in the front office?

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  15. Where is bob, I really want to hear what he has to say lmao

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  16. I don’t understand the last pick, we will see how things shake out 6 DBs drafted in 2 years. I agree I don’t see MJ Stewart staying on this roster. I remember one play distinctly last year I forget who we were playing, but Stewart was burnt to the corner so badly on a sweep, he looked looked to be in slow motion. The coaching staff much have immense confidence in who they have on the OL.

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  17. Quite possibly the worst draft in NFL history. Arians is senile and Licht is just an idiot. There really cant be another explanation to this madness.
    People were thinking the best offseason acquisition was Arians. This draft sets us even further back than drafting Winston. 0-16 here we come!

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  18. I imagine this hurts the pockets of every Bucs media outlet because nobody will watch this sh!t show. Throw in the choking Lightning and our other major sports franchise and Tampa is a complete joke sports wise.

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  19. Cant wait to hear the spin they put on this garbage.

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  20. Give Licht credit, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. He’s going to keep drafting DB’s till he can find one who can play. Hopefully M.J. can move to tackle when Dotson weebles, wobbles, and falls down. We shouldn’t be surprised, Licht’s record speaks for itself. I was hoping this draft would be different with B.A., truth, I’m more disappointed then ever with this draft. Good luck winning with all those rookie DB’s.

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  21. Oh, and did anyone take notice how our division rivals did drafting along both lines?

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  22. Yes they drafted lines while the Bucs are still looking at DBs on day three lol.

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  23. 4-12

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  24. We won’t be able to run the ball and it will be Peyton Barber’s fault. Our O line is garbage, but it’ll be his fault. We can’t stop anybody on defense and all those players that signed one year deals will be gone next season. We’ll have the first pick in the 2020 draft and Licht will select the best kicker or punter available.

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  25. Oh man I thought maybe it was just me! Ha! Not really. This draft.. I heard Licht was disappointed in the secondaries play last year and, boy, did he hold them accountable.. Problem is, the whole secondary were his draft.picks and Brent Grimes basically! Who was a Licht FA signing. The Glazers kept Licht-enstein one year (more?! 4yrs?) too long as they did with Koetter and Smith. Who holds Licht accountable the way he wants to with the secondary? Answer: Apparently no one! I’m not even saying I don’t like the picks. White, Bunting, and Edwards especially but there were better picks AT POSITIONS of definite need. Man how sweet would the draft had been if they took Allen and Ford fell one more spot? You know, address the trenches? But Lichtenstein, the drooling idiot, is in charge so it’ll never happen. He falls “in love” with players, over values his love affairs, reaches, big time, and then does it all over again next year. He should be in charge of helping scout LB’s and WR’s, and, in the mean time, be kept away from sharp objects, and be scheduled for more electro shock “therapy”.. Not because it will help his idiocy but because Bucs fans deserve to watch SOMETHING they’ll enjoy next year! Here’s to hoping this is a (truly) wild exaggeration and I eat crow for years to come..

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  26. Looks to me like the evaluation of the current roster showed a need for speed in the secondary. Sure have a lot of players competing.

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  27. I’m not a huge fan of the way this draft has gone, but I’m not really a GM or a coach. We did have a bunch of scrubs last year pretending to be NFL caliber DBs.

    2 OG/OT and a RB on day the can make a difference.

    Go Bucs!!

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  28. Did anybody look at the injuries Dean allready had…ACL , meniscus twice, failed medical check at OSU so to escape to Auburn….He will roll on to 1Bucplace with his wheel chair…thanks Jason…another bust…2 14 but at least we can draft Tua next year

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