Alex Coppa of Humberg State, also known as Alex Cappa, the pride of Humboldt State University, has officially been drafted into the NFL.
During the third round of today’s portion of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Cappa 94th overall.
Although the Buccs draft representative didn’t seem to be all that familiar with Cappa or HSU in general, the NFL broadcasters were very excited to see Cappa taken — one even called Cappa’s highlight footage his “favorite tape of the year.”
“Oh yeah, now we’re going to see the bouncer throw some dudes right out of the club,” one NFL broadcaster said as they watched Cappa’s highlights. “Dude is a mauler.”
Cappa increased his draft stock immensely by playing well during the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and it showed as the Buccaneers traded up in the draft to get him.
An interesting note about the selection, Cappa was drafted as a guard and not a tackle — the position he played at HSU. After his hands measured to be smaller than originally reported at the NFL Scouting Combine, many draft analysts suspected he would be taken at guard.
Go get ‘em in Tampa, Alex. Make LoCO proud.