Gators DT Taven Bryan -
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The Bucs sure have been busy knocking out their 30 private prospect visits this week. In addition to Derwin James, Vita Vea, Quenton Nelson and Jaire Alexander, PewterReport.com can confirm the Buccaneers also hosted Florida Gators defensive tackle Taven Bryan in for a private meeting on Thursday, according to a source close to Bryan.
The Bucs held an informal meeting with Bryan last month at the NFL Scouting Combine, where Bryan had a great weekend, workout wise.
In his three seasons with the Gators, Bryan recorded 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, mostly from the 3-tech and 4i positions as a defensive tackle.
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Like him as a low 1st or 2nd rnd pick. Rapoport mentioned Bradley Chubb visited the Bucs yesterday as well, are you guys able to confirm that?
Derwin James in the first and Taven Bryan would both do wonders in making the Bucs defense nasty.
Hopefully the Bucs are eyeing some of these players who are projected later because they are planning on or already have a trade down partner (Buffalo please).
Agreed. #12 seems a little high for him, but maybe we plan on getting #22 as well.
I think the Bucs are doing their homework. If none of the big 3 fall then they will be open for a trade but they will wait and see who Is available first.
Well it looks like we’ll have to wait till draft night to see how it plays out, I don’t see any trading up before then. We won’t do a deal until we see who falls at #7. You would have to think the Jets who moved up to three, had to inquire what it would take to move up to second with the Giants. If that’s true the Giants were either asking for to much, or have their guy they want at two, a Q.B.? Three Q.B.’s go in the first three picks you know another is going before we pick, this is going to be fun to watch!
From what I have been reading the Giants really like Sam Darnold and are waiting to see what Cleveland does. IF Cleveland takes him they are open to trade.
Bryan had numbers at the combine very similar to JJ Watt though he only played inside with the Gators. If we can get him all we have to do is have our excellent DL Coach to teach him how to be one of the most disruptive DEs in the NFL. He presses 500 pounds with ease and was a disruptor from the DT position for the Gators in a four man front so if needed he could play inside too.
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