Buccaneers sign fifth-round pick Kevin Pamphile


The Buccaneers are halfway to a fully signed draft class.

The team announced Monday that they have signed fifth-round tackle Kevin Pamphile to the standard four-year rookie contract. With Pamphile signed, the Bucs have now signed three of their six draft picks from earlier this month.

Pamphile moved from defensive line to tackle at Purdue and started on the left side of the line for his final two seasons. He performed well at the school’s pro day and he’s probably got more room to grow given his limited experience on offense. Tampa thought enough of that potential to trade a 2014 seventh-round pick and a 2015 fifth-rounder to take him with the 149th overall pick, so he could be a player to watch as the Bucs sort things out on the offensive line this summer.

First-round wide receiver Mike Evans, second-round tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and third-round running back Charles Sims remain unsigned in Tampa.