As the Buccaneers continue their player evaluation process nearing the NFL Draft, we here at the Pewter Plank are moving on in our daily dive into college prospects.
We’ve already covered our bases on fourteen of them, and now we’re on to the fifteenth school team’s like the Buccaneers will be studying.
Today, we bring you a look at the TCU Horned Frogs and the players they have to offer. First, lets look at the Seniors.
Wide Receiver, Emanuel Porter
Wide Receiver, Taj Williams
Quarterback, Kenny Hill
Defensive End, Mat Boesen
Wide Receiver, John Diarse
Wide Receiver, Desmon White
Cornerback, Ranthony Texada
Wide Receiver, Ty Slanina
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Safety, Michael Downing Jr.
Safety, Nick Orr
Running Back, Kyle Hicks
Cornerback, Isaiah Alexander
Kicker, Brandon Hatfield
Linebacker, Garrett Kaufman
Linebacker, Travin Howard
Linebacker, Sammy Douglas
Kicker, Ryan Graf
Wide Receiver, Kade Willis
Running Back, Stacy Boyd
Fullback, Pakamiaiaea Davis
Fullback, Gabe Merigian
Linebacker, Davis Devereaux
Guard, Austin Schlottmann
Defensive Tackle, Chris Bradley
Center, Patrick Morris
Guard, Garrett Altman
Guard, Matt Pryor
Offensive Tackle, Joseph Noteboom
Wide Receiver, Robbie Fuelling
Tight End, Cole Hunt
Tight End, Charlie Reid
Wide Receiver, Daniel Walsh
Wide Receiver, Nathan Hernandez
SENIOR PROSPECT TO WATCH: RUNNING BACK, KYLE HICKS
At 5’10” and 210 lbs. this running back certainly had some issues busting through bigger defensive lines at times.
However, what he lacks in size he makes up for in effort and burst. Hicks never gives up on a run and is constantly looking to move forward with seldom wasted motion.
In the passing game, he’s a dangerous player in open space and possesses a similar skill set to Christian McCaffrey, albeit rawer as a prospect.
Currently projected to be a day three pick at the 2018 NFL Draft, this is a guy who could bring some value as a late addition and possibly find a niche in the Buccaneers running back group.
I’d expect him to run a solid time at the NFL Combine later this year, and if he shows good times in the agility drills, his dual threat ability may just get him onto Jason Licht’s radar.
With zero underclassmen entering the NFL Draft early this year, TCU will return plenty of talent. However, it leaves space for us to consider one more Senior. This one coming on the offensive line.
SENIOR PROSPECT TO WATCH: OFFENSIVE TACKLE, JOE NOTEBOOM
The Buccaneers likely know who this young man is, and if you want to get a look at this prospect, you won’t have to wait long. He’s currently practicing for is appearance in this year’s Senior Bowl.
Noteboom is not considered one of the better tackles in the draft this year, but a solid showing in Mobile and a good combine performance could put him on the radar for many teams.
Tackle is a position of need, more as a depth consideration than anything, for the Bucs at the moment.
As a late round prospect, or potentially a priority free-agent, it’ll be interesting to keep an eye on this Senior to see if he can make some waves this draft season.
Which Horned Frog would you prefer to see on the Buccaneers’ 2018 roster?
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