Bucs LB Stuard Reacts To Drafting Of Former Teammate

Whereas drafting Logan Corridor brings a brand new addition to the defensive position for the Bucs, it additionally units up a university reunion between two Houston Cougars in Corridor and linebacker Grant Stuard.

The 2 Bucs defensive gamers have been teammates at Houston from 2018 to 2020. It’s probably that Stuard was in all probability essentially the most excited participant on the roster when Corridor was chosen, given their connection.

Stuard went on Instagram Reside on Monday and I requested him about his preliminary ideas on the Bucs drafting his former teammate.

“That’s my man,” Stuard stated. “Excited for him to recover from right here. It’s a dream come true for him, he’s been working laborious for a very long time. We’ve been by means of like 10, 11 coaches it looks as if. For it to all come to fruition with (defensive position) coach [Brian] Early and them, that’s nice for him. I do know he’s going so as to add a whole lot of juice to the defensive position.”

Again-To-Again Cougars For The Bucs

Houston DT Logan Corridor – Photograph by: USA At this time

Stuard was the “Mr. Irrelevant” choose of the 2021 NFL Draft because the final general choice. He made essentially the most of it although, as he’s rapidly become a stud on Tampa Bay’s particular groups unit. On Friday evening, the Bucs used their first choice of the 2022 NFL Draft – the No. 33 general choose – on Corridor. Meaning the 2 former Cougars have been back-to-back picks by the Bucs, although it was a 12 months aside.

The 2 teammates truly had an opportunity to see one another lately. Stuard and Corridor bumped into one another on the AdventHealth Coaching Middle whereas the latter was on a high 30 go to with the Bucs in April. Corridor talked about it throughout his press convention after getting drafted by Tampa Bay.

“I truly noticed him on my [draft prospect] go to sort of half-way by means of,” Corridor stated. “We chopped it up for a bit bit. I positively plan to get with him and chat a bit bit extra about it. I’ll positively speak a bit bit with him.”