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Buccaneers take LB Devin White with 5th overall pick in NFL draft

NFL Draft
Posted at 6:44 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 06:44:21-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- The first round of the NFL draft is in the books, and it's clear teams saw a lot of good defensive players on their boards.

19 defensive players were taken in the first round; that includes the Buccaneer’s new middle linebacker, Devin White.

The LSU linebacker was the fifth pick in the NFL draft, joining a porous defense making the transition to a 3 4 scheme after allowing the second-most points in the NFL last season.

He won the Butkus Award this past season as college football's best linebacker.