By BOB McGINN
Of the 14 nose tackles drafted over the weekend, only one had more traits earmarking him for a successful career in the NFL than Northwestern’s Tyler Lancaster.
That was Vita Vea of Washington, who often has been compared to Haloti Ngata.
Vea’s new home was determined within the first 90 minutes Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the 12th overall pick. As for Lancaster, well, that eagerly awaited phone call never came.
Lancaster cast his lot with the Green Bay Packers shortly after the draft ended late Saturday afternoon, agreeing to a free...
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