Bucs Draft LSU Edge Anthony In 7th Round

The Bucs have drafted LSU edge rusher Andre Anthony with their seventh spherical decide within the 2022 NFL Draft. Anthony was taken 248th total.

As a move rusher, Anthony has a stable rip transfer to make use of when dealing with an opposing blocker. He’s prolonged as properly, which helps out with the transfer. Sadly, he solely performed in a 3 video games as a result of a season ending knee harm final yr.

Due to that he solely had a restricted quantity of video games and snaps on protection to actually present what else he’s able to on the sector.  With that stated, he did report 3.5 sacks in three video games.

Taking part in 4 years for the Tigers, Anthony performed in a complete of 21 video games. In that point he recorded 55 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, three move breakups and two fumble recoveries. His best yr got here in 2020, when Anthony racked up 5.5 sacks.

Within the small pattern dimension that Anthony had final yr earlier than his harm, he had spotlight play as he scored a landing by recovering a fumble on a scoop and rating. Oddly sufficient his landing was in opposition to Central Michigan, the place he performed in opposition to Bucs second spherical decide Luke Goedeke.

Anthony lists in at 6’3 and 251 kilos. He ran a 4.69 40-yard sprint. The Draft Community’s Carmen Vitali says that Anthony is a tricky and excessive character man that could be a very clever participant.

The Bucs have nice starters at outdoors linebacker with Shaq Barrett and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. Behind that’s Anthony Nelson, who’s in a contract yr after a productive season. Anthony can compete with Cam Gill for the fourth outdoors linebacker place. His finest possibilities of making the roster will probably be by way of particular groups, however there’s room for improvement as a move rusher.