In Round 7, Tampa Bay Selects Tight End Devin Culp

April 27th, 2024

Tampa Bay’s fascination with University of Washington players continues.

With pick No. 251 overall (Round 7) in the 2024 NFL Draft today, the Bucs picked tight end Devin Culp out of Washington. But don’t think of him as a blocking tight end, he’s small for the position, measuring 6-3 and just 231 pounds.

Like any seventh-rounder, Culp is a flawed player, but unlike many seventh-round picks, Culp is a heck of an athlete. Culp had some highlight-reel grabs and he was the fastest tight end at the NFL Scouting Combine. If he can put that speed to work on special teams, he might find himself on the roster

At Washington, Culp wasn’t a focal point of the offense. He played in 54 games and had 66 catches.

43 Responses to “In Round 7, Tampa Bay Selects Tight End Devin Culp”

  1. OR Buc Says:

    Almost like him more as a big bodied WR.

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like our draft. Licht checked all the boxes with solid players.

  3. WhatTheBuc Says:

    Culp looks like a high ceiling player. 4.4 speed at TE is rare. When he catches the ball, he’s looking to run someone over. That’s a steal for a 7th round pick. Production isn’t amazing but he has a ton of competition for the football at Washington. He looks like he could also play full back on power.

  4. Irishmist Says:

    The only position of need we didn’t address was ILB. I suspect that we will bring in a bunch of undrafted guys and see if one sticks.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Could pose a mismatch in a 2 TE set……..that speed for his size is rare.

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Faster than the Oregon running back

  7. pancake block Says:

    Kind of a Tim Wright role, big receiver-smallish TE?

  8. HC Grover Says:

    This draft is lookin good….Solid beef.

  9. PbnJ Says:

    He’s Marques Colston. Colston was drafted as a WR but played TE in college as well.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    6-3 231 … runs a 4.4 … just have him lose a few pounds and move him to WR and learn under Evans.

  11. All_da_way Says:

    Nice pick up for Coen’s offense. Taula and Wells really dropped the ball last year as Durham passed both of them on the depth chart. And Kieft seems to have regressed. So the door is wide open for Culp if he improves his blocking and pass catching.

  12. David Says:

    Seems like nothing but a blocker who never really produced in the passing game, but apparently there is a lot of potential according to some-

    “Culp is an athletic anomaly who was one the best testers ever among tight ends at the NFL Combine. Teams may view his upside as worth a selection in the latter half of the third round.”

  13. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Would have liked Curtis Jacobs at this pick but maybe they will give him a call as a FA.

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    Culp made an amazing TD catch against USC this season.

    Dude is under-sized for a TE but ran a 4.4 – 40 yard dash…

    Seems like an excellent H-Back and special teams guy – maybe more if he develops properly.

  15. geno711 Says:

    … inconsistent hands and too often misjudges catch timing (15.4 percent drop
    rate in his career) …


  16. Buc4evr Says:

    In the NFL this guy could be a slot receiver. Fast enough to get open on crossing patterns and big enough to mix it up with LBs. I like this pick. Can’t wait to see what the offense is going to look like this season.

  17. Ugo Says:

    He’s a 7th round pick, of course he is going to have some major flaws to address but he has one hell of an upside if we can develop him a bit.

  18. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I’m with you Rod convert him to receiver and put him at the bottom of the depth chart so he can be a learning project. Who knows he might turn into a down field weapon depending on how smart he is and how hard he works.

  19. dmatt Says:

    Why do we continue to draft mediocre tight ends. 4 tight ends drafted in last three drafts. He’s another OJ Howard, speed only. Let’s just put him at wr n make him another version of Calvin Johnson,without the Megatron label.

  20. Not Says:

    He has chicken legs , that’s not a TE

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    I like at his size, him being a big WR who can run block.

    This and the 6th rounder OG both sound like projects, but that’s what you get in the 6th and 7th rounds, so nothing wrong with that. If they even make the team, it’s generally a win.

    Also at his size and speed, he seems like a guy who will be a natural special teams ace.

  22. Woodenman Says:

    Lose weight WTF he runs a 4.4 why lose weight what DB wants to cover this guy at 6’3” 231 lbs.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Woodenman Says:
    April 27th, 2024 at 7:53 pm
    Lose weight WTF he runs a 4.4 why lose weight what DB wants to cover this guy at 6’3” 231 lbs.


    Speed vs quickness, drop to like 220 and gain some agility. But depends on his build, if he’s a guy who can put on weight or lose weight. In any case, he’s a 7th rounder, so it’s a pure lottery pick, and a home run if he even makes the team.

  24. Permanently Moderated Says:

    Come on. It’s a 7th round pick and you expected the return of Gronk?

  25. SlyPirate Says:

    6’3, 240, 4.4 speed. He’s a WR.

  26. Saskbucs Says:

    Bye Ko Kieft. Nothing against him at all, and I know this guy is a very different player but he should be a good special teamer. With that speed if he can develop his blocking and catching a bit. Good final pick.

  27. Davey Says:

    He will be a returner under the new rule kickoff rules – big and fast. Special teamer guy for 1st year.

  28. ManzielMadness Says:

    Isn’t Evans around 225? Think he could play WR at 231, sounds like he has good speed for his size!

  29. Capt.Tim Says:

    Hes a TE that has speed and can catch.
    We needed that. Our TEs hd the worst production in the league.
    Worth a 7th rounder.

  30. Healz Says:

    I see this guy more more as a WR hybrid

  31. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Just saw Devin Culp run the 40. Damn he is fast. As for a comparison with Mike Evan, Culp looks like a workout beast has more of body type with a TE than a WR. Definitely has some muscle mass.

  32. David Says:

    For those saying move him to receiver… The guy played in the 240s range not 230 and is known as a very good blocker. Hopefully he comes along as a receiver, but not counting on it for a year or 2.
    Personally, I expect big jump from Otten with Durham as the number two.

    I am more intrigued by the guard in the round 6 from UTEP. I saw two different sites that said he’s ready to start now as a nasty run blocker, but he needs work at past protection.

  33. Simeon4HOF Says:

    Love this pick.

  34. unbelievable Says:

    Basically a WR to line up against LBs?

  35. Gipper Says:

    Would have preferred a big body tight end like Cade Stover. Bucs need a tight end who can block to help running game. Maybe as some have suggested that this guy is really a WR in disguise?

  36. Fred McNeil Says:

    For 7th round he sounds intriguing.

  37. Capt. Tim Says:

    Ummm- a good blocker?
    Not even close. Hes a pass catching TE. His blocking technique is high school level.
    Let him play special teams. Stick him in the weight room and on the Juggs machine. .
    Teach the kid how tipobuse his hands, and blok
    Let him go catch a few passes over the middle. You never know- he might be useful

    Pennix made his life hard, lacked touch on alot of throws.
    Mayfield has a stronger arm, but knows how to put touch on the ball. These two should like each other.

  38. Todd Says:

    I want to know who our scout is for the northwest.

    Tell me…and I’ll show you a man who pounds the table for his suggested picks versus all the other scouts combined!

  39. All_da_way Says:

    Most scouting reports state he is a decent blocker and PFF graded him as a decent blocker too. It is his hands that need work and I think he will be developed as TE because of that reason. But if he improves his hands dramatically then there is a chance he makes the transition to WR or sticks as a TE.

  40. Marky Mark Says:

    Licht picked from the west in this draft because with late pacific start times most gm,s dont see those games on tv. Players there fly under the radar. Good value picks at the end of each round.

  41. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Not a lot of production in college from a predominantly passing team makes me question the pick. Maybe the scouting team seen something they like. I hope so. Would have like Curtis Jacobs at this pick to learn from David. I guess the Chiefs signed him.

  42. CleanHouse Says:

    I wanted Tatum Bethune LB from FSU who was available.

  43. garro Says:

    This is the only pick that I went Huh? on.
    Suspect hands and can’t hold a block in the run game but he has some speed? 4.4 speed is only good if you can catch folks.

    Jason knows more than this fan. This one mystifies me. I don’t see hm being a TE for this team. Beating out any of the guys on the roster is a tall order unless they have some hybrid player stuff in mind but with bad hands…

    Go Bucs