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Sabby Piscitelli profile




Position: Safety

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 224 pounds

College: Oregon State

Highlights/Stats: Considered to have excellent closing speed in pass coverage, but also tough enough inside the box to be an effective run stopper. Started 36 games at strong safety for the Beavers, recording 178 tackles and 15 interceptions (second best in OSU history). Piscitelli is a graduate of Boca Raton High School, where he played safety and wide receiver in his final two years.

The Verdict: Piscitelli provides depth and possible competition for safeties Jermaine Phillips and Will Allen. At his size, might get a look at strong or free safety. Secondary was a major concern last year. He said he's always been a fan of a previous Bucs safety. "John Lynch is one of my all-time favorite safeties," Piscitelli said. "I always watched him play. The Tampa Two is always something I love to play."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:45pm]


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