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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Former BYU DB Chris Wilcox During Seventh Round Of 2021 NFL Draft
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected former BYU defensive back Chris Wilcox with the No. 251 overall pick during the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The seventh round of the NFL Draft took place in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 1.
BREAKING: With the No. 251 overall pick in the 2021 @NFLDraft, the @Buccaneers select former @BYUfootball DB Chris Wilcox (@SuperCFlash).#LocalsInTheNFL #NFL #NFLDraft #BYU #GoCougs #BYUFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/l7gR3CClOj
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) May 1, 2021
Chris Wilcox at BYU
Wilcox, a native of Fontana, California, played at BYU from 2016-20.
As a freshman, Wilcox had nine total tackles and eight solo tackles in 10 games.
During his second season in Provo, Wilcox had 32 total tackles, 23 solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and five pass breakups in 10 games.
In his junior year, Wilcox had 28 total tackles, 24 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and two pass breakups in nine games.
#BYU cornerback Chris Wilcox makes his return this week at cornerback. In the preseason, Wilcox was garnering a lot of interest from NFL scouts.
Ed Lamb on Wilcox’s pro potential and what #BYU gains in the secondary with @SuperCFlash returning.
🎥 @kslsports pic.twitter.com/r09myU3ACb
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) November 12, 2019
Wilcox had one tackle in one game during a redshirt season in 2019.
As a senior in 2020, Wilcox had 18 total tackles, 12 solo tackles, and one pass breakup in nine games.
BYU DB Chris Wilcox ran a 4.31u at his Pro Day. MOVING 🤯 @SuperCFlash @BYUfootball pic.twitter.com/CV7JNSEla7
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) March 26, 2021
Wilcox helped BYU to an 11-1 record in his final season with the Cougars.
The 2021 NFL Draft
The 2021 NFL Draft takes place from April 29-May 1. Click here to learn more about how to watch, stream, or listen to coverage of the NFL Draft.
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— KSL Sports (@kslsports) April 26, 2021
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