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Bucs Draft UB Pass Rusher Steven Means in the 5th

Buffalo linebacker Steven Means

The Bucs' trend for addressing the front seven on Day 3continues with the team selectingBuffalo'sSteven Meansin thefifth-round of the NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound defensive end, whohasbeen projected to play outsidelinebackerin the NFL, racked up 18.5 sacks during his career at UB. In his senior year, he recorded 6.5 sacks, 77 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and three blocked kicks.

Meansbegan his career at UBin4-3system before making the switch to a3-4. He played in 48 straight games at Buffalo, taking over as a starter midway through his freshman year and starting 43 consecutive games.

He did not receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine, and was projectedas an undrafted free agent, but onceheclocked an impressive 4.60 atUB's Pro Day, NFL scouts took a closer look.


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