TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed first-round draft pick Vita Vea and second-round selection Carlton Davis to four-year contracts.
The deals were announced Thursday. They leave Tampa Bay with one unsigned draft pick, second-round running back Ronald Jones.
Vea, a 347-pound defensive tackle out of Washington, was the 12th pick in last month's draft. Davis, a cornerback from Auburn, was the last of three players the Bucs selected in the second round — No. 63 overall.
Buccaneers might look for safety final day of NFL draft
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three picks and may look at adding depth at safety during the final four rounds of the NFL draft.
The Buccaneers have a fourth, fifth and seventh round pick on Saturday.
Tampa Bay addressed needs at running back and corner back with its three second-round choices Friday night, taking USC running back Ronald Jones II, and cornerbacks M.J. Stewart from North Carolina and Auburn's Carlton Davis.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned to offense with their first of three picks in the second round, taking USC running back Ronald Jones II.
Tampa Bay then returned to an emphasis on defense with its final two second-round picks, taking cornerbacks M.J. Stewart from North Carolina and Auburn's Carlton Davis.
The Buccaneers closed out Friday night by picking Humboldt State guard Alex Cappa in the third round.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson can now happily get back to his football routine.
The Auburn running back ran the 40 before NFL scouts Friday at the school's pro day after skipping it at the combine. He didn't quite make his goal of 4.50 seconds or better, running in 4.58 and 4.54, but was happy to get it over with.
"Now I'm back to being an actual football player," Johnson said. "I'm not working on those drills or anything. Now I'm just working on bettering myself as a running back."
Auburn’s Davis, Holland, Pettway declare for NFL draft
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis, tailback Kamryn Pettway and defensive end Jeff Holland are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
All three announced their decisions Wednesday on social media. Tailback Kerryon Johnson has also declared his plans to turn pro.
Davis is a second-team Associated Press All-American who started all three seasons at Auburn, including as a true freshman.
Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis declares for NFL draft
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The second-team Associated Press All-American announced his decision in a Twitter post Wednesday, thanking Auburn fans for their support. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Davis started all three seasons at Auburn, including as a true freshman.
He is projected as an early round pick with some mock drafts having him go in the first round.
To the college football power structure that will fight to keep the playoff at four teams, meet Central Florida. Meet your nightmare.
Or is it, Knightmare?
The Knights are 13-0 after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Auburn beat two College Football Playoff teams, Georgia and Alabama, late in the regular season.
ATLANTA – Carlton Davis will not play in the Peach Bowl.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn revealed at a bowl news conference Sunday morning that the junior cornerback has been sent home with an unknown illness “that just didn’t get better.”
ATLANTA -- Reporters haven’t seen Carlton Davis in Atlanta.
Auburn’s junior cornerback was again absent from a Peach Bowl practice session at Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon. The three-year starter is out with what Auburn officials are calling “an illness” and his starting spots have been taken over by Javaris Davis (who was in an orange non-contact jersey) and Jamel Dean.