Ross Jackson

An Eye on the Enemy: The Bucs Select Alex Cappa in the Third

With the 94th pick in the draft, the Bucs traded up to select Humboldt State OT Alex Cappa. Cappa is another prospect that I actually really liked. He’s not as versatile as someone like Will Richardson out of NC State, but he’s a great option at OT. I actually considered him as an option for the Saints in my second mock draft, but ultimately decided to go with WR.

Cappa is considered the 14th best OT by and had him mocked in the fourth or fifth round. So by those standard he’s a bit of a reach, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with going after an offensive lineman that you really like. Cappa has a lot to like about him, he’s the ideal size or at least fits the bill at 6’6″ 305 pounds.

He’s agile enough to handle edge rushers, or at least get in front of them. Can’t help but wonder if our selection of Marcus Davenport had anything to do with this selection considering Tampa Bays poor offensive line. He’s a good option as a developmental prospect. I saw him as possible depth at LT with Armstead’s injury history, but he may be asked to do some work inside, which will take time for him to catch on.