Round 5: Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
It is no secret that the Buccaneers run game struggled last year, while McNichols may not completely solve the problem he provides another option. The Bucs RB’s all suffered through injuries and McNichols will provide some depth.
McNichols is an elusive back with great vision. McNichols is a legitimate pass catching option as well. The versatility McNichols possesses is probably what caught the Bucs attention and will be the main premise of his possible success.
Tampa selected McNichols in the hopes that he would provide depth at the running back position. McNichols will be in a competition with Peyton Barber for the 4th spot on the depth chart. I believe McNichols will beat out Peyton Barber and challenge Charles Sims for his third down role. McNichols could eventually carve out a role as the third down back over Sims.