TAMPA — It took until the final round of the draft for the Bucs to select an interior defensive lineman, when they selected Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner, Jr.The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Beckner made 34 tackles, including 11 for a loss and 3 1/2 sacks with a force fumble. He received second-team All-SEC honors and was a team captain.“He’s going to compete,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said. “I know he’s got a good chance to make this football team if plays he way he did at Missouri the way we evaluated him.” Even though the Bucs didn’t take an interior defensive lineman until their last pick, the Bucs’ draft class was focused on defense. Six of the team’s eight picks came from the defensive side of the ball.Beckner showed his strength at the NFL combine, logging 28 reps on the bench press, which was tied for sixth most on among defensive linemen at the event.Beckner was a big-time recruit coming out of high school and he was an immediate contributor as a freshman, but had his first two seasons cut short by knee injuries.He rebounded to win the Missouri’s Interior Lineman of the Year award, His seven sacks tied for the team lead. In 13 games, he made 38 total tackles, 11 for a loss, one interception, two pass breakups.“Terry went through some adversity earlier in his career with a knee injury, one on each side,” Licht said. “He’s really tough. Love the kid. Love the grit that he had where he’s grown up in East St. Louis. It would be tough for me to walk a day in his shoes with what he’s had to go through. He’s an awesome kid, smart instinctive player. He’s a strong. Like the way he plays.” Contact Eduardo A. Encina at email@example.com. Follow @EddieInTheYard.