The Buccaneers announced that they have signed second-round pick Roberto Aguayo. With the kicker under contract, the Bucs have now signed every member of their 2016 draft class.
Some were surprised when the Bucs traded into the second-round of this year’s draft to grab the FSU kicker, but it turns out that the team thinks even more highly of his leg than that. Recently, GM Jason Licht claimed that he had first-round grades on three of his rookies this year, including Aguayo. Along with Aguayo, the GM feels that he snared first-round talents in cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and defensive end Noah Spence.
Hargreaves, meanwhile, inked his rookie contract roughly one month ago. The No. 11 overall pick was the second cornerback to come off the board in the 2016 draft, having been selected one spot behind Eli Apple, after the Buccaneers traded down from No. 9 to No. 11. The University of Florida product will compete for a starting job in Tampa Bay’s secondary this summer, joining free agent signee Brent Grimes at or near the top of the club’s new-look cornerback depth chart.
To recap, here is the full list of the Bucs’ 2016 draft class:
- 1-11: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB (Florida): Signed
- 2-39: Noah Spence, DE (Eastern Kentucky): Signed
- 2-59: Roberto Aguayo, K (Florida State)
- 4-108: Ryan Smith, DB (North Carolina Central): Signed
- 5-148: Caleb Benenoch, T (UCLA): Signed
- 6-183: Devante Bond, LB (Oklahoma): Signed
- 6-197: Dan Vitale, FB (Northwestern): Signed
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