The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working hard to get all of their 2012 draft picks under contract as quickly as possible. After signing seventh-round picks running back Michael Smith and tight end Drake Dunsmore last week, the Buccaneers inked a pair of West Virginia defenders that they selected in rounds five and six.
Goode was Tampa Bay's fifth-round selection and was picked 140th overall. Goode is a versatile defender and can play all three linebacker positions. He played inside and outside in West Virginia's unique 3-3-5 defense and started 25 games over the past two seasons.
The 6-foot, 244-pound Goode amassed 157 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles during his career at West Virginia. During his senior year, Goode was named to the All-Big East First Team his senior season after he had 87 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
In the sixth round, Tampa Bay picked Tandy, who was Goode's roommate at West Virginia. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound Tandy was a All-Big East First Team selection in 2010 after he had six interceptions, 11 passes defensed, and one forced fumble as a junior.
Tandy finished his West Virginia career with 188 tackles, 13 interceptions, and 24 passes defensed.
After signing Goode and Tandy, the Bucs only have three players of their 2012 draft class that remain unsigned – Alabama safety Mark Barron, Boise St. running back Doug Martin, and Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David.
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