Improve the Running Game
The Bucs have a glaring need this offseason. The Bucs got exposed a little bit on Sunday night the undrafted practice squad player in David Irving. The entire line got pushed around and left very little room for the running game. The Bucs do need to upgrade the line but I believe they have pieces to work with to make it reasonably effective. The real issue is the ineffectiveness of the running backs. Doug Martin has been the worst back in the league this season averaging under three yards per carry. Charles Sims is a nice pass catcher with some shiftiness but not a true number one. Jacquizz Rodgers has been the best back this season on the team and he was a healthy scratch.
The Bucs just signed Martin to a five-year deal but could be free of his salary after next season. I think the Bucs should look at a back in this upcoming draft because it is loaded with talent. I don’t think they should consider using their first-round pick on a running back because the depth is high quality. Martin has been bad Martin more in his career than good. Martin and a change of pace, or speed back would be a welcome addition to this team.