Round Five: Michael Roberts
Any Bucs fan who has been watching the mocks has seen names like O.J. Howard and David Njoku tied to Tampa’s first-round pick.
While either of these players would certainly bring more electricity to the Bucs offense, so would this guy. Michael Roberts from Toledo is a nice athletic tight end who could help stretch the middle of the field and brings some good blocking skills too.
The best part? He doesn’t bring with him an automatic implication that Cameron Brate is going to be replaced, and truly allows this team the chance at creating a two-headed monster in two tight end sets.
Imagine red zone possessions with Mike Evans, Brate and the 6’4” Roberts all running routes on the same side of the defense.
This needs to happen.
"Another selection here where David and I almost see eye to eye with. Roberts is an extremely gifted tight end prospect. His big bodied play gives the Buccaneers someone who can see himself onto the field in quick notice. Tampa gets a guy who can not only catch but also block, and that is something the Bucs have needed. Here is a guy who will make it farther in the NFL than that Austin Seferian-Jenkins cat. The only issue I see is that I believe Roberts will land a round earlier come draft day."