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Buccaneers undrafted free agent tracker 2017: All the signings and rumors

The Bucs have wrapped up the draft, which means we’re tracking all of their undrafted free agent signings.

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The 2017 NFL draft is over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which means they'll get started on adding some undrafted free agents soon.

The Bucs drafted two players today to round out a six-player draft class. The highlights of that draft class: Alabama’s O.J. Howard in the first round, an absolute steal of an all-around tight end. Speedy second-round safety Justin Evans should start competing for playing time immediately, while third-round receiver Chris Godwin was a value pick who will play his way onto the field sooner or later.

Tampa Bay also added a thumping linebacker in Kendell Beckwith at the end of the third round, though he’ll have to recover from an ACL injury before taking the field. Today they added another back to their committee in Boise State’s Jeremy McNichols, and rounded out their draft class

The Bucs will augment that draft class by adding a few undrafted free agents. They'll likely add a couple of defensive tackles and wide receivers, positions they neglected to address in the draft. Most of those undrafted free agents won’t end up making the roster, but there’s always a few who do—and a few who shine onCheck below for the reports on undrafted free agents signing with the Buccaneers so far.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Some of these reports will turn out to be incorrect, mostly because players and agents back out when they get better offers. If you want to have the official list, wait for the team to announce it. That happened on Monday evening the last three years.
  • The Bucs will sign some undrafted free agents, and invite others to minicamp for a tryout. The difference between the two isn't always clear in reports, so a player being listed here doesn't mean he's necessarily signed a contract. This difference is somewhat immaterial because the Bucs will simply keep the best undrafted free agents to show up at their minicamp.

2017 undrafted free agents linked to the Bucs

LB Paul Magloire, Arizona

Reported by SB Nation and ESPN’s Jenna Laine). Magloire is an undersized, speedy linebacker who also has some experience playing safety.

TE Antony Auclair, Laval (Canada)

Reported by Justin Dunk of Sportsnet Canada, who notes that this is a priority signing—meaning the Bucs spent some money on him. Here’s Lance Zeirlein’s blurb:

Auclair gets check marks across the board for size, length and athleticism and it doesn't hurt that he plays with some edge as an in-line blocker. While the step up in competition will be substantial and could require an adjustment period, Auclair has all the tools to become a quality NFL backup with eventual starter traits if he reaches his potential.

DB Maurice Fleming, West Virginia

Reported by Greg Auman. Fleming had a very limited role at Iowa for three seasons, then transferred to West Virginia and racked up 48 tackles, one interception and nine passes defensed in one season. At 5’11”, 207 lbs. he can play cornerback and safety, but is probably best fit for the slot.

LB Riley Bullough, Michigan State

Via his Twitter account. Potential special teams demon, but probably not more than that.

DE Darnell Leslie, Monmouth

Reported by Kristian Dyer of Metro New York. Camp invite, not a signing.

QB Sifo Liufau, Colorado

Reported by Mike Klis of 9 News. Big, slow pocket passer, which is always Dirk Koetter’s preference.

OL Korren Kirven, Alabama

Reported by Greg Auman. Top high school defensive tackle who didn’t get on the field much for Alabama until he converted to offensive line in his final year. Could develop into a very good lineman with some patience. See also Roll Bama Roll’s profile.

CB Jonathan Moxey, Boise State

Per Bucs draft pick Jeremy McNichols. Might be a camp invite instead of a signing. Undersized cornerback who started his final two years and had two interceptions in 2015.

WR Thomas Sperbeck, Boise State

Also per McNichols. Might be a camp invite instead of a signing as well. Put up nearly 3,600 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in his final three seasons. Boise State’s all-time receiving yards leader. Ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, and has okay size at 6’0”, 180 lbs.

LB Christian Kuntz, Duquesne

Per WPIAL Insider. Tiny school, had 11.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss in his final season. Might have some potential as a pass-rush specialist, or at SAM linebacker.

WR Jesus “Bobo” Wilson, FSU

Per Riley Auman. Undersized receiver who has some speed. Could turn into a good slot receiver. Here’s Lance Zierlein’s blurb:

Wilson is a slot receiver with the speed to attack the seam or work over the middle on the first and second levels. While his acceleration can create some separation for himself, his routes are too telegraphed and rounded to consistently shake defenders. His experience as both a punt and kick returner could give him the upper hand in a battle for a roster spot.

CB Greg Mabin, Iowa

Per Greg Auman. Got some draft buzz before struggling in his final season, then breaking his leg close to the end of the season. Good size at 6’2”, 190 lbs.

WR Cole Freytag, UTEP

Per his agent.

Longsnapper Drew WIlliams, South Carolina

Per his own Twitter account. Probably a camp invite instead of a signing.

DT Darious Cummings, Florida

Per his Twitter account. Probably a camp invite.

CB Tyquwan Glass, Fresno State

Per Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee. Tryout.

S Alex Gray, Appalachian State

Per the Appalachian State Twitter account.

LB Richie Brown, Michigan State

Per Draft Diamonds.

DE Jamichael Winston, Arkansas

Per Greg Auman. Tryout.