Buccaneers sign first-round pick Devin White

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft pick Devin White (45) runs over pads during NFL football rookie camp. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU.

White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker.

The Buccaneers under new defensive co-ordinator Todd Bowles will be switching to a 3-4 scheme and will be counting on White and others to lift the team out of last place in the NFC South after they allowed the second-most points in the NFL last season.

The Buccaneers have signed all of their draft picks before the team reports for training camp on July 25.

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