After overcoming two knee injuries at Missouri, Terry Beckner Jr. was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first pick (215th overall) in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Welcome to the Krewe, @TBckner!#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/a9H2G0vHF3— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) April 27, 2019
Beckner saw each of his first two seasons at Missouri cut short by ACL tears, but he played in all 26 games the past two seasons. Beckner spurned the NFL Draft following the 2017 season to return for his senior year.
Over his final two years at Missouri, Beckner totaled 22 tackles for loss with 10.5 sacks; his sack-production fell in 2018, however, going from seven as a junior to 3.5 last year.
Beckner was a former four-star recruit (per Rivals.com) who committed to Missouri on Signing Day 2015, spurning offers from just about every school in the nation. He finished his Missouri career with 32 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks.
The Buccaneers currently have seven defensive tackles on their roster, with notable names such as Gerald McCoy, Vita Vea and Jeremiah Ledbetter. At 6-4, 296-pounds, Beckner will be one of the lightest players in that group.