is used to seeing defensive linemen having their name called during the NFL draft. A line that includes Corey Liuget
and Whitney Mercilus
now also includes Akeem Spence
Spence's name was called early on Saturday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him with the third pick of the fourth round. Spence was taken just two spots behind USC QB Matt Barkley.
IlliniPlaybook will have more from Spence soon.
Illinois DT is headed back to his home state as the third pick in the fourth round by Tampa Bay.