The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially restored their receiving corps in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The latest edition is Robert Herron, a 5’9, 193lbs receiver from Wyoming.
So blessed to be apart of the @TBBuccaneers organization. Thank you for the opportunity.
— Robert Herron (@ZoomHerron) May 10, 2014
Simply put, this is a great pick.
After selecting Mike Evans seventh overall on Thursday, the Bucs will line him up opposite Vincent Jackson, forming the “Twin Towers.”
Now with Herron in the mix, the Bucs appear to have found their answer at slot receiver. I’ve written before how the Buccaneers need to find a reliable slot receiver they can have on their roster for many years and it seems, at least in the immediate aftermath of the draft, that Herron is the guy.
He possesses fantastic speed, is tough, has good hands and great body control, according to CBSSports.
And speed? Bucs WR Robert Herron was hand-timed at 4.25 and 4.29 at his Wyoming pro day …
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 10, 2014
Their main blip with Herron — his size. While he’s not a tall man by any stretch of the imagination, he is just about ideal for what the Bucs need from the slot position. He does need to improve his route running but Jeff Tedford and co. will build Herron to be a valuable member of this receiving corps.
In his four-year collegiate career Herron racked up 2,030 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Bucs have been searching for “speed in space,” and quite frankly, it doesn’t get any quicker than Herron. His twitter handle is even “ZoomHerron.”
Herron is exactly the kind of player the Bucs need to complete their wide receiving corps and to draft him in the sixth round is a great steal by Jason Licht.
Final Grade: A
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