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Austin Seferian-Jenkins drafted 38th overall by Tampa Bay

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is off the board.

The former Washington tight end was drafted Friday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 38th overall pick in the draft (the sixth pick of the second round).

Seferian-Jenkins is the second tight end to be drafted. Eric Ebron of North Carolina went to the Detroit Lions with the 10th overall pick on Thursday.

Seferian-Jenkins, who stands 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds, left UW after a junior season in which he caught 36 passes for 450 yards and 8 touchdowns, eventually winning the Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end. His numbers were actually better as a sophomore in 2012, when he caught 69 passes for 850 yards and 7 touchdowns.

In three seasons, the Gig Harbor native caught more passes than any tight end in UW history, for more yards than any tight end in UW history, and in 2012 had the best statistical season of any tight end in UW history.

Eight UW tight ends have been selected in the NFL draft in the modern era. Seferian-Jenkins is the first to be picked since the Seattle Seahawks drafted Jerramy Stevens 28th overall in 2002.