Bucs Pick Chapelle Russell In Round 7

April 25th, 2020

Perhaps the Bucs just found their next special teams ace in the seventh round.

This draft pick reminds Joe a bit of Dekoda Watson, a successful seventh-rounder in taken by the Bucs 10 years ago.

Chapelle Russell out of Temple University is the Bucs’ first pick of Round 7 (they have two). He’s another freakish athlete, seemingly a theme of this Bucs draft. His 4.69 40-yard-dash time and 35-inch vertical leap is pretty strong for a guy who twice blew out his knee in college.

Russell was healthy last season and had 48 tackles in 2019 as a fifth-year senior. Of course, Bucco Bruce Arians is the former Temple head coach and he retains a lot of close ties there.

6 Responses to “Bucs Pick Chapelle Russell In Round 7”

  1. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Licht just can’t stop picking linebackers that have knee problems…

  2. January1979 Says:

    He’s a 7th round pick, there’s not anyone left that doesn’t have some sort of baggage. Complaining about him having knee issues seems silly.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Maybe they want to see if he run back punts ?

  4. Owlykat Says:

    Chapelle Russell has size similar to Lavonte but that is where the comparison ends. Licht should have taken Nate Stanley at 241 but instead the Vikings took him at 244. I like RB Calais at 245. He is a burner with 4.42 speed and will be a little back similar to backs Brady used to throw to.

  5. Jason Mclaurin Says:

    A good depth draft pick that keeps the overall team speed at the position quite high as well. He make a good compliment as a reserve though off the edge and could prove valuable on special teams.

  6. rrsrq Says:

    Passed on Stanley @ QB, passed on Jonathan Garvin for OLB – we will see