Buccaneers’ 2017 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0
By Zach Sauers
Cooper Kupp – WR – Eastern Washington
The fourth round selection for the Tampa Bay Bucs is… Cooper Kupp, wide receiver Eastern Washington. Wait, the Bucs are going to double-dip in this draft at wide receiver? Yes. The Bucs’ community has endlessly preached for more weapons in Dirk Koetter’s offense, and here is their chance. Four rounds, three used on weapons for Jameis.
Kupp is a slot receiver who can also be a deep ball threat. His hands and route running ability are what stick out the most on tape. Kupp has dominated in the Big Sky Conference, but whether he would be able to play against better competition is under question.
So, what about Adam Humphries… is he not our slot man? Humphries job is safe(for now), but Kupp adds another dimension that could useful. Kupp can use his bigger body to esstentially box out defenders, or even out jump opponents, where Humphries just can not. To add on, besides the long ball against the Cowboys, Humphries is not a guy who presents that long ball threat.
A receiving core of Evans, Davis, Humphries, Kupp, Shepard and a free agent sounds pretty good does it not?