Buccaneers: Reviewing the 2013 Draft Class
Rounds 5 and 6. Steven Means and Mike James
We are taking these two players together because neither of them remain in the organization.
First up is Steven Means. He was taken in the fifth round with the 147th overall pick. Now I understand that not all picks are going to be stars. A Tom Brady in the sixth round doesn’t happen very often. But, we still want to find a player that makes SOME impact, and this guy made none. In two years with Tampa Bay, Means was active for 11 games and registered six tackles.
The final member of the class was Mike James. He was selected out of Miami with the 189th pick, and showed some preseason flashes. However, it has never been enough to find him a consistent spot anywhere near the top of the depth chart. The flashes weren’t enough, and the talent in front of him just didn’t get him the chance to see any playing time. He finally carried the ball four times in 2016 for a mere 19 yards. Now he is with the Lions.