Buccaneers Draft 2017: Three Things To Know About Jeremy McNichols
By Bailey Adams
The Buccaneers made Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols the 162nd overall pick, adding some more depth to the backfield. Here are three things to know about the former Bronco.
Many believed the Buccaneers would take a running back fairly early in this year’s NFL Draft. However, the team waited until day three to add to its backfield. With its fifth-round selection, Tampa Bay took Boise State’s Jeremy McNichols. Due to the fact that he was a pick in the middle of day three, he’s likely being brought in as a depth piece for the team.
Despite his suspension and recent struggles, the Buccaneers appear set with Doug Martin as their starter for 2017. Behind him, they have Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims and Peyton Barber. McNichols will likely find himself competing with Barber for playing time and depending on his success, he could challenge Sims. If he’s able to perform well on special teams, he may be able to carve out a role for himself.
Here, we have three things you need to know about the newest Buccaneer running back.