This is the fifth year in a row in which the Buccaneers have chosen to pick up the fifth-year option on a previous first-round pick. Over the first four years of that span (2014-17 drafts), an average of 19.5 first-round picks have had their options exercised. Beginning in 2014, the Bucs have done so with Mike Evans, Jameis Winston, Vernon Hargreaves, O.J. Howard and now Vea.
The #Bucs exercised their fifth-year option on DT Vita Vea.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 26, 2021
Bucs have exercised their fifth-year option on Vita Vea, per @TomPelissero
Vea: 85.2 PFF Grade since 2018 (10th) pic.twitter.com/Q7nDS3Enqh
— PFF (@PFF) April 26, 2021