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2012 NFL Offseason: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Second Round Draft Pick Lavonte David

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed their second round draft pick, lineback Lavonte David to a four-year contract. David was picked at No. 58 in the second round of the NFL Draft back in April. According to Bucs Nation, David should be a three-down linebacker for the Bucs, hopefully to be used in coverage situations.

Lavonte David is projected to be a three-down starter at weakside linebacker, as the undersized but versatile linebacker should immediately be one of the best coverage linebackers on the team.

This signing only leaves first round draft picks Doug Martin and Mark Barron unsigned by the team.

David played his college football at Nebraska. Last season, David accounted for 133 total tackles, including 12 for loss. David also recorded 5.5 sacks, forced three fumbles, broke up two passes and recorded two interceptions for the Huskers. He's a tad undersized at 6'1" and 225 pounds, but with enough work, he will be a key part of the Tampa Bay defense for years to come.

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