Bucs add 13 undrafted free agents
Three cornerbacks and three receivers highlight a list of 13 undrafted college free agents signed by the Bucs Monday.
The list includes Arizona State cornerback Deveron Carr (5-11, 190), UCLA receiver Jerry Johnson (6-3, 211), South Florida tight end Evan Landi (6-3, 236); Northern Illinois cornerback Rashaan Melvin (6-2, 193); Texas receiver D.J. Monroe (5-9, 175); Buffalo linebacker Willie Mosley (6-5, 251); Arizona State tackle Brice Schwab (6-7, 302); Purdue running back Akeem Shavers (5-11, 203); Western Kentucky guard Adam Smith (6-5, 325); Georgia cornerback Branden Smith (5-11, 182) UMass tackle Nick Speller (6-5, 334); Southern Mississippi tackle Jason Weaver (6-5, 305) and Rutgers receiver Tim Wright (6-4 220).
Carr started all 26 games for the Sun Devils in his last two seasons. Although he wasn't invited to the NFL Scouting combine, he was impressive at Arizona State's pro day, running the 40-yard dash in the 4.4's. The team reportedly gave Carr a $20,000 bonus to sign with the Bucs.
Carr is among three Pac-12 players, including his Sun Devils teammate Schwab and Johnson, who caught 31 passes for 428 yards and a touchdown for the Bruins last season.
Landi, a converted quarterback, is the only South Florida player to be signed by the Bucs this year. He was hobbled by an ankle injury as a senior but finished last season with 10 catches for 120 yards and no touchdowns.
Shavers was one of the Boilermakers top offensive weapons and a complete back. In addition to rushing for 871 yards and six touchdowns, Shavers also caught 18 passes for 373 yards and three scores.
Former Plant High School and Purdue quarterback Robert Marve tweeted that he has been invited to the Bucs rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday at One Buc Place. Several players will participate on a tryout basis.