Buccaneers take Washington DT Vita Vea with 12th overall pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to trade back five spots in the first round and still get one of the top defensive linemen in this year’s class.
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With the 12th overall pick, the Buccaneers took Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea.

Vea is a bowling ball of a tackle that can force double teams up front and still manages to be effective in rushing the passer from the interior. He has exceptional quickness despite his 6-foot-4, 347-pound frame and caused havoc for offensive lines in the Pac-12.

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Because Maccagnan not only is a good man but one with a good eye for personnel and building a team. Hopefully 鈥?for all involved 鈥?he comes up with the right answer Thursday night.

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Ward had 15 passes defensed and two interceptions last season as a junior and then impressed even more at the combine with a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash with a broad jump of 11 feet, 4 inches and a 39-inch vertical jump.
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Over the past 40 years, some of the NFL’s all-time greats have come from the third pick, as have some of the league’s biggest draft busts.

After trading up from the sixth pick, the Jets are hoping to land in the first category.

One silver Darius Butler Authentic Jersey lining for the Jets: There’s actually a slightly better success rate (56.4 percent) for teams from the third position than at No. 2 (51.3 percent), as detailed in The Post on Monday.

If Gang Green does as expected and uses the pick on a quarterback, it has been a mixed bag. Matt Ryan (Falcons) and Steve McNair (Titans) took their teams to the Super Bowl after being drafted third, but the names Akili Smith, Joey Harrington and Health Shuler still cause nightmares for fans of their unfortunate teams.

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