The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson with the 107th pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft.
At 6-foot-7, 271 pounds Nelson is a big defensive end with prototypical size and length for the position at the NFL level and good production as a three-year impact player and two-year starter at Iowa.
In his three years with the Hawkeyes, Nelson totaled 119 tackles, with 31 going for loss, 23 sacks and four forced fumbles. After an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2017, he followed that up with third-team all-conference honors in 2018 on the heels of a career-high 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.
He’ll ideally enter training camp to compete with Will Gholston for a chance to start at the team’s 5-technique, defensive end position.
Nelson’s Career Defensive Stats:
2016: 33 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 2 FFs.
2017: 41 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 2 FFs.
2018: 45 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 FR.
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