Purdue's Pamphile goes to the Bucs

Purdue tackle Kevin Pamphile was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After Ricardo Allen was drafted, the wait wasn't long for another Purdue player to come off the board. Kevin Pamphile went two picks later.

Pamphile, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle, was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with their fifth-round pick (149th) overall. Allen was picked by the Atlanta Falcons at 147th overall.

The Bucs, led by new head coach Lovie Smith, traded up to draft Pamphile.

Pamphile is largely considered a project player, rising up the draft rankings after his senior year at Purdue. He was part of an offensive line which saw great struggles in 2013, a 1-11 year for the program.

The rise of Pamphile began at the NFL Combine, where he showed a mix of strength and quickness. His overall athleticism caught the eyes of NFL scouts.

Purdue has seen a player get drafted for each of the past 17 years.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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