Rookie OL Ali Marpet signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a contract with rookie offensive lineman Ali Marpet, one of the team's two second-round draft picks.

Marpet was the 61st overall selection out of Hobart College. That's the highest a player from a Division III program has ever been picked in the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-4, 307-pound native of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, played tackle in college and was the Liberty League's co-offensive player of the year as a senior. He's a projected starter at guard for the Bucs, who also drafted Penn State tackle Donovan Smith in the second round.

The Bucs now have signed all of their draft picks.


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