LAS VEGAS, NV. — The Bucs are officially on the board in the 2022 NFL Draft. With the 33rd overall pick and first selection of the draft, Tampa Bay selected defensive tackle and edge rusher Logan Hall.
Hall played inside at defensive tackle in college, but he may be the perfect 3-4 defensive end in the NFL.
He stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 283 pounds. He ran a 4.88 40-yard-dash at the combine.
Last season, he racked up 48 tackles (13.5 for loss) along with 6.5 sacks in 13 games. He's almost in-between positions size-wise and the team that picks him will be projecting a lot if he does kick outside. He's was late riser up draft boards.
Bringing in Hall could make Ndamukong Suh's departure almost certain, though no official word has come on if Suh plans to play next season.
“Very excited to get him at 33," Head Coach Todd Bowles said. "He’s one of the guys we targeted at 27. Explosive off the football – very good three-technique. Long frame, long arms. Very strong. Probably going to even grow more."
This selection comes by way of trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the first round, Tampa traded the 27th overall pick to the Jags for the 33rd overall pick, a fourth round pick (106 overall) and a sixth round pick (180 overall).
The Bucs traded up in the second round from pick 60 to pick 57 to select Offensive Tackle Luke Goedeke from Central Michigan.
Goedeke was a 2021 All-MAC team selection and had 10 starts for the Chippewas at right tackle. The bruising 6-foot-5 lineman adds depth to the Bucs O-line.
The Bucs rounded out their final pick in the second day with Arizona State Running Back Rachaad White.
White was a 2021 All-Pac 12 2nd team selection. He racked up in 1,006 rushing yards and scored 15 TDs in 2021. White has the ability to come out of the backfield and make receiving plays. He made 43 catches last season.
This story will be updated as Bucs draft selections are made.
The Bucs hold eight picks in the draft:
- Round 2: 33rd Overall - DT/Edge rusher Logan Hall
- Round 2: 57th Overall - Tackle Luke Goedeke
- Round 3: 91st Overall - Running Back Rachaad White
- Round 4: 106 Overall
- Round 4: 133rd Overall
- Round 7: 248th Overall
- Round 7: 261st Overall