While highly unlikely but if the Bucs can trade back from the fifth overall spot and gain extra draft capital, A.J. Brown’s services could be obtained. Brown, a member of the N.W.O of Ole Miss, was a menace for opposing secondaries and was easily the best slot wide receiver in the nation over the last two seasons.
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He was able to put up back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons at Ole Miss, even playing in a stacked room that included draft hopefuls D.K. Metcalf and Dawson Knox. In addition, Brown has piled up 75 catches in 2017, then 85 catches last season; as a sophomore Brown was able to rack up 11 touchdowns as well, tallying 17 for his career with the Rebels.
Brown isn’t your typical undersized slot receiver at 6-1 and well over 200 pounds. He isn’t going to be your short area quick guy to get the ball to, but he does run crisp routes and can be a physical threat out of the slot. Brown has the size to line up as an X guy if needed, but will do most of his damage out of the slot. Brown is slightly overlooked heading into the combine, but if Brown can land in Tampa, the Bucs would add to an already talent-rich offense.