Here’s something you may not see very often.
The pride of Hobart College, rookie guard Ali Marpet (No. 74), was captured on video standing up and driving back All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy Thursday at training camp during a run play. Video comes courtesy of our friends at JoeBucsFan.com.
This says a lot for Marpet, who the Bucs traded back into the second round of May’s draft to get him. He still has to adjust to the speed of NFL defensive linemen but this is certainly a positive step in the right direction after getting to work with the ones.
“I think he has all the makings to be a really good guard in this league,” McCoy said about Marpet. “Obviously he made some rookie mistakes, but that’s to be expected. Overall, he definitely has what it takes to be a starting guard in the league.”