Today’s draft pick signings:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- LB SirVocea Dennis (fifth round, Pittsburgh)
- TE Payne Durham (fifth round, Purdue)
- CB Josh Hayes (sixth round, Kansas State)
- WR Trey Palmer (sixth round, Nebraska)
- LB Jose Ramirez (sixth round, Eastern Michigan)
The Buccaneers have taken their time signing their draft picks; these are the first reported signings out of Tampa Bay, and the team’s top-three picks (including first-round defensive tackle Calijah Kancey) remain unsigned.
Of the late-round grouping, SirVoceaDennis could have the best opportunity to carve out a role as an inside linebacker. The Pittsburgh product will compete with former fifth-round pick K.J. Britt for a key role playing behind starters Devin White and Lavonte David.
Payne Durham and Trey Palmer bring strong college resumes but will need some lucky breaks to see significant playing time in 2023. Durham finished his fourth season at Purdue with 56 catches for 560 yards and eight touchdowns, while Palmer had a breakout season at Nebraska after transferring from LSU, finishing the 2022 campaign with 1,043 receiving yards.