Bucs trade back into 3rd round, grab Humboldt State OL Alex Cappa

The Bucs used a third-round pick to draft Humboldt State offensive lineman Alex Cappa, shown with Lumberjacks coach Rob Smith when he accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.(HSUJACKS.COM)
The Bucs used a third-round pick to draft Humboldt State offensive lineman Alex Cappa, shown with Lumberjacks coach Rob Smith when he accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.(HSUJACKS.COM)
Published April 27

The Bucs weren't quite done for the night, trading a fourth and sixth-round pick to the Vikings for a third-round pick and drafting offensive lineman Alex Cappa of Division II Humboldt State.

Cappa, who played tackle for the Lumberjacks but will get a first look as a guard with the Bucs, hopes to follow the same path as Bucs guard Ali Marpet, who went from Div. III to the NFL three years ago.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht said he liked the physical style of play that Cappa showed against lower-level competition, and how he validated his play against top-tier talent in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. They see him as a lineman flexible enough to play all five spots on the line.

Cappa went with the 94th overall pick, and the trade leaves the Bucs with three more picks Saturday — one each in the fourth, fifth and sixth round.

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