The Bucs have had a busy offseason bringing in draft prospects for Prime 30 pre-draft conferences, together with a number of defensive gamers. Amongst them has been Georgia defensive deal with Devonte Wyatt, Houston defensive lineman Logan Corridor, Oklahoma defensive deal with Perrion Winfrey and Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary. The listing now contains one of many high safeties on this yr’s draft class – Georgia’s Lewis Cine.
In line with ESPN’s Jenna Laine, the Bucs met with Cine on a Prime 30 go to.
The Bucs hosted Georgia security and 2022 nationwide championship defensive MVP Lewis Cine for a top-30 go to, per supply. I requested GM Jason Licht if signing Logan Ryan and Keanu Neal precluded them from drafting a security and he mentioned, “No.”
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 20, 2022
Cine’s inventory is on the rise after he was the MVP of the Nationwide Championship Recreation. He had seven tackles, a deal with for loss and a move breakup within the win over Alabama. He blazed a 4.37 on the NFL Scouting Mix, which put him in competition for first-round consideration. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Cine is the second-ranked within the 2022 NFL Draft behind Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton.
Cine lead the Bulldogs protection with 73 tackles final yr and completed his three years at Georgia with 144 stops, 14 move breakups and two interceptions. With defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, a former NFL security, taking on as head coach, Cine is a viable choice at No. 27.
The Bucs have an open spot on their depth chart at security. Beginning sturdy security Jordan Whitehead left in free company. Andrew Adams gained’t return. Veteran Keanu Neal signed to a one-year deal and is penciled in as Whitehead’s substitute. If the Bucs drafted Cine he wouldn’t be underneath stress to return in and begin immediately. He might rotate with Neal as a rookie until he beat him for the beginning job.