32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Miami DL Gregory Rousseau
After his dominant sophomore season, which included 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss, Gregory Rousseau was penciled in as a top ten pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, as the offseason has gone on, his stock has fallen back to earth, and many have wised up to his flaws.
Rousseau is still an exciting prospect. However, his athletic testing confirmed what was visible on tape. He’s not an explosive or flexible edge rusher, and truth be told, his profile looks a lot more appealing on the interior, or in a hybrid role on the defensive line.
Standing at almost 6-foot-7, 266 pounds, I think Rousseau is a very good fit for Tampa Bay’s 3-4 defense. He can file in to the William Gholston role, and be a three-technique or inverted four-technique alongside Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh. His elite length makes him difficult to handle, and with Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett rushing the edge, that’s a dangerous front.