With the Bucs’ second-round pick they need to continue building around quarterback Jameis Winston.
DeSean Jackson is bringing a bunch of excitement to the team, but in no way is this roster stacked at the wide receiver position.
It doesn’t look like Vincent Jackson is coming back, and even if he does, there’s no guarantee he’s going to be effective.
After missing most of the last two seasons to injuries, V-Jax is simply not on the field enough to be the force he once was.
These reasons are why Penn State’s Chris Godwin should be the target here.
At 6’1” Godwin certainly isn’t going to bring the height advantage Jackson did and Mike Evans does.
What he does bring is more speed than the Bucs have had out of a receiver over six-feet tall in quite a while, and playmaking ability on top of it.
What should make him even more of an attractive option to Jason Licht and the team are his ball skills.
His ability to high-point passes and control his body in the air mean he’ll be able to adjust to many of Winston’s passes thrown under duress.
As a solid fourth guy, the Bucs can use Godwin as a taller third option when needed, and he’ll develop into a starter to play opposite of Evans when the time for Jackson to depart Tampa comes.