Buccaneers select Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet

Published May. 1, 2015 10:12 p.m. ET

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to address needs on offense, trading up into the second round to select Hobart College's Ali Marpet with the 61st pick in the NFL draft.

The Bucs gave up the first pick in the third round - No. 65 overall - to Indianapolis. The teams also swapped positions in the fourth round, with the Bucs dropping to No. 128 and the Colts moving up to 109 on Saturday.

Marpet, a tackle in college who will play guard as a pro, was the second offensive lineman taken by the Bucs in the second round. They selected Penn State tackle Donovan Smith earlier Friday night.

General manager Jason Licht said both players have the potential to start on an offensive line that will provide protection for quarterback Jameis Winston, the No. 1 pick in the draft.


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