Preexisting experience and chemistry with your quarterback is always an asset when looking for wide receiver help, and Kermit Whitfield has exactly that. Whitfield played four seasons at Florida State, including two with Buccaneer quarterback Jameis Winston.
The 5’8 Whitfield saw his best season come in 2015 when he recorded 57 catches, 798 yards, six touchdowns, and a scoring play of 70 yards. He also scored three rushing touchdowns and can be utilized a lot on screens, end-arounds and other plays close to the line of scrimmage.
As far as raw speed goes, Whitfield can measure up with anyone in this draft, including John Ross. Whitfield has been among the fastest Noles since he was a freshman, and has made explosive plays as both a returner and receiver. Whitfield’s 4th quarter kickoff return touchdown in the 2013 National Championship was the most noteworthy play of his collegiate career, and also the best example of his electrifying speed.
While Whitfield would be a fun addition, he would by no means be the lone solution to the Bucs passing game woes. The most ideal scenario would be pairing Whitfield with one of the four previously mentioned receivers.