The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Monday the team has signed cornerback Jamel Dean, one of team’s two third-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Dean (6-1, 206) was selected 94th overall, out of Auburn. Dean played in 26 games at Auburn, totaling 73 tackles (4.5 for loss), 17 passes defensed, two interceptions and one sack. Entering the 2018 season, Dean was a preseason All-SEC second-team selection. He tied for the team lead in interceptions, with two, and had the second-most passes defensed, with nine.
He also ranked second on the team in passes defensed in 2018, trailing only former Auburn Tiger and current Buccaneer Carlton Davis.
The Bucs now just have first-round pick Devin White left to sign from this year’s draft class. Rookies are scheduled to report for training camp in two weeks.
– Part of this report is courtesy of the Buccaneers communications department