Buccaneers' Dan Vitale: Expected to fill multiple roles for Bucs in 2016

Vitale, the Bucs' sixth-round pick, is expected to fill multiple roles in 2016, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The versatile back started 49 games for the Northwestern Wildcats at the "superback" position- a fullback/tight end hybrid. The diverse skill set that allowed him to fill that position capably was a considerable part of his appeal to the Bucs, who had no fullback on the roster going into the draft. Head coach Dirk Koetter has already indicated that his plans for Vitale include fullback, tight end and special teams in the coming season, and the 22-year-old is looking forward to the full workload. "I think I'll be able to do a lot for the team, which I'm excited about..." Vitale said. "I think an H-back is kind of what I'm looking at. I'm excited to contribute". The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder's Combine numbers-- which included a 38.5-inch vertical jump, 30 bench-press reps of 225 pounds and a 4.12-second 20-yard shuttle-- indicate that he could bring an intriguing new dimension to Tampa's attack.

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