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Buccaneers draft picks 2015: Joey Iosefa goes in seventh round

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With the 231st overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have completed their 2015 NFL draft class by drafting running back/fullback Joey Iosefa out of Hawaii.

Iosefa's pretty huge for a running back, and even for a fullback at 6'0", 247 lbs. He put up a whopping 30 reps on the bench press at the combine, but his 5.02-second 40-yard dash makes one think he's very unlikely to actually run the ball much at the next level. He should compete with Jorvorskie Lane for a roster spot.

Here's what Lance Zierlein had to say about him:

One-speed running back with some weight behind his pads, but not enough explosive power to offset his lack of burst and overall athleticism. Could struggle to find a home as an NFL running back and might need to take a look at playing fullback.

One issue: Iosefa was suspended for three games and stripped of his captaincy after a DUI arrest last year. That's a pretty hefty punishment for someone whose athletic skills aren't all that. I have a hard time seeing him make the roster, honestly, but who knows?

Here are the full draft results for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Round Pick Overall Player
1 1 1 Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2 2 34 Donovan Smith, T, Penn State
2 29 61 Ali Marpet, G, Hobart
4 25 124 LB Kwon Alexander, LSU
5 26 162 WR Kenny Bell, Nebraska
6 8 184 WR Kaelin Clay, Utah
7 14 231