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Kaelin Clay, WR
Sixth round, 184th overall
Don’t overlook Kaelin Clay. We swear that isn’t a pun on 5-foot-10, 195-pound frame. Lovie Smith has made it clear that the kick/punt return game is Clay’s to lose, but his ability to consistently catch the ball and weave in and out of tackles may be worthy of the occasional trick play/screen pass in Dirk Koetter’s offense.
With the departure of last season’s primary player, Solomon Patton, Clay is all but guaranteed to become the player that the Buccaneers call upon to fulfill both roles in the return game. Now that he has that job squared away, Kaelin can focus on establishing himself as a positive asset on the offense. Even if that comes at the cost of being the No. 4 or 5 receiver on the depth chart, he has the type of skill set that can make an impact player when called upon.