Former UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 35th overall pick in the NFL draft Friday night.
Price, who left after his junior season, had initially been projected as a first-round pick by various draft analysts. He recorded 23 1/2 tackles for loss and seven sacks last season on his way to being pegged as the Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Tampa Bay took fellow defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) with the third overall selection, meaning Price and McCoy form a young tandem for the Bucs.
UCLA did not have any players selected in last year's draft.