According to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Kansas State star defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah will head to Tampa, Florida on Wednesday to visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers own the 19th overall pick in this year’s draft and could be looking to use the pick to bring in the proven pass rusher from Manhattan.
Over his three-year career at Kansas State, Anudike-Uzomah piled up 20.5 sacks, 26.5 tackles for loss, and eight forced fumbles.
That is the kind of production that will make NFL GMs circle your name come draft day, and with Anudike-Uzomah measuring in at 6-3, 255 pounds, he is a virtual lock to come off the board in the first two days.
In Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft, Anudike-Uzomah is selected with the 33rd overall pick and will head to Houston.
“I went all offense with Houston’s two picks in Round 1, but it needs help on defense, too,” Kiper said of the Texans’ mock draft. “Anudike-Uzomah, who had 19.5 sacks over the past two seasons, has a chance to sneak into the first round. At 6-3, 255 pounds, he still is developing his pass-rush moves. He plays through the whistle and can hold his own in the run game. He has the versatility to play in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.”
If the visit with Tampa Bay goes well, Anudike-Uzomah might not be available for the Texans to take him at No. 33, but I’m sure he would be perfectly fine with that.