Bucs Agree To Deal With Rookie DT

With coaching camp nearing, the Bucs have agreed to the phrases of a cope with rookie defensive deal with Logan Corridor, per NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.

Corridor, the Bucs first decide of the 2022 NFL Draft, was chosen with the primary decide of the second spherical. The Bucs acquired the decide after buying and selling out of the primary spherical in a cope with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That commerce additionally netted the staff the 106th decide which they used on Washington tight finish Cade Otton, and the one hundred and eightieth decide which they traded to maneuver up into the fifth spherical to pick Sam Houston cornerback Zyon McCollum.

With Corridor the Bucs are hoping to enhance their inside go rush. Whereas the staff has one of many premier inside linemen within the recreation in NT Vita Vea, they elected to not re-sign final 12 months’s beginning DT Ndamukong Suh. Former head coach Bruce Arians publicly spoke this offseason concerning the staff attempting to get youthful, extra athletic, and sooner at defensive deal with.

Corridor ought to match that construct. On the NFL Draft Mix Corridor measured 6’6 and 283 kilos whereas operating a 4.88 40-yard sprint. The Bucs are probably having Corridor bulk up nearer to 300 kilos with the intention to maintain up on the inside of an NFL line of defense.

Throughout his 34-game profession at Houston, Corridor recorded 97 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 7 sacks. Six of these sacks and 13 of these tackles for loss got here throughout Corridor’s ultimate 12 months. Corridor will be part of an inside line of defense group that features holdovers Vea, Will Gholston and Rakeem Nunez-Roches, in addition to newly signed defensive deal with Akiem Hicks.