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Georgia safety Lewis Cine says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did him dirty during the NFL Draft

Georgia safety Lewis Cine was drafted in the first round, but he was pissed off at one team who passed on him.

The star safety claimed the 27th team in the draft did him dirty. In a recent appearance on the “The Richard Sherman Podcast,” Cine claimed the team that held the No. 27 overall pick in the draft assured him they were going to select him if he was still on the board. He says he was shocked when that team traded out of the first round. The Minnesota Vikings then took Cine with the final pick of the first round.

“I had a team at No. 27, they know who they are. I don’t have to say no names. It was at 27,” Cine said, via Chris Rosvoglou of The Spun. “The whole process, (they said) ‘If you’re there, we’re gonna pick you.’ They move down to the second round. I’m like ‘Damn, they just did me so dirty.’ And then at this point I’m like, ‘You know, if I don’t go (in the first round), it is what it is.’ I went to lay down and then I received the call and I was like, thank God I just got picked.”

You have to love it! At least Cine still went in the first round.

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