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 most of the noteworthy college programs, and now we’re on to the UCLA Bruins, whose prospects the Buccaneers will be studying.
Here are the UCLA Seniors:
Defensive Back, Jaleel Wadood
Wide Receiver, Mossi Johnson
Running Back, Nate Starks
Linebacker, Kenny Young
Offensive Lineman, Najee Toran
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Wide Receiver, Alex Van Dyke
Defensive Lineman, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
Defensive Lineman, Matt Dickerson
Wide Receiver, Darren Andrews
Offensive Lineman, Scott Quessenberry
Offensive Lineman, Gyo Shojima
Offensive Lineman, Zach Bateman
Offensive Lineman, Poasi Moala
Offensive Lineman, Kenny Lacy
Wide Receiver, Eldridge Massington
Defensive Lineman, Nick Terry
SENIOR PROSPECT TO WATCH: OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, SCOTT QUESSENBERRY
Looking at the Buccaneers offensive line, it’s clear the team needs to find some young talent across the board. Whether looking at permanent starters or talented depth, there’s not a round the team couldn’t take a lineman.
Quessenberry is a late round prospect with athleticism and versatility inside who could really provide a sort of Swiss Army knife kind of ability.
With experience at center and guard, he can potentially step into three of the five positions on the front line.
Given time, this Senior looks to have the ability to cement himself as a valuable spell guy or spot starter in place of injured players.
Not a bad addition in the sixth round.
Wide Receiver, Jordan Lasley
Offensive Tackle, Kolton Miller
Tight End, Austin Roberts
Quarterback, Josh Rosen
UNDERCLASSMAN TO WATCH: OFFENSIVE TACKLE, KOLTON MILLER
Again, looking at the Buccaneers offensive line, there’s no question prospects like Miller have to be on their draft board.
In a word, Miller is huge. His arm length is great, and he looks like he legitimately knows how to use them to his advantage.
He’s got experience on both ends of the offensive line, though he’s more extensively tested at the left tackle spot.
Drafting Miller won’t do Donovan Smith any favors, but a kick in the pants might be just what he needs to reach the next level.
If Smith responds well to a day two challenger, then Miller could eventually be installed as the team’s starting right tackle.
Assuming he’s available in round two, he’s someone to consider. If he’s still there in round three, I’d be surprised if the Bucs went with anyone else.
Which UCLA Bruin would you prefer to see on the Buccaneers’ 2018 roster?
David Harrison is one of the Buccaneers Co-Experts for The Pewter Plank. You can reach him about this or any other NFL topic on Facebook, or on Twitter.
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