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2016 NFL Draft: Buccaneers schedule workout with Emmanuel Ogbah, others

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lined up a private workout with Emmanuel Ogbah after sending defensive line coach Jay Hayes to his pro day today, according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida. The Bucs have been showing a lot of interest in pass rushers in the draft, as they also had Hayes put Noah Spence through drills at his Eastern Kentucky pro day.

Ogbah blew up the combine with some impressive results, including a 4.63-second 40-yard dash, but his tape leaves something to be desired. He often doesn't look particularly explosive, though he was asked to play close to offensive tackles and react more than straight-up rush. He also lined up all over the defensive line. In all, he had few opportunities to just straight up rush the passer against an offensive tackle.

But despite that, he managed 22.5 sacks the past two years, a fairly impressive total. The ability to play multiple positions may also appeal to Mike Smith and Hayes. Ogbah might have the physical talent to be very good in the NFL, but it's hard to tell whether he'll have the skill-set to translate that athleticism to field.

For that reason, he's very unlikely to be a top ten pick. He could, however, be in play for Tampa Bay's second-round pick, or for a late first-round pick if they somehow manage to get there with a trade.

The Bucs also had tight ends coach Jon Embree and scout Tony Hardie at Northwestern's pro day, according to Greg Auman. Main draft prospects: tight end/fullback Dan Vitale, defensive end Dean Lowry, and cornerback Nick Vanhoose. Given who's there, they're probably mostly looking at Vitale, who should be a late-round pick. The Bucs do need a new fullback, after all.

Finally, the Bucs also scheduled a workout with Ole Miss receiver Cody Core, according to Chase Goodbread. who ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the scouting combine.