Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
If the Buccaneers look to add a versatile running back to come in on third downs and passing situations to compliment Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones, both not known for their ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, Mike Weber from Ohio State could be a solid day-three option for Tampa Bay.
Many forget that Weber rushed for 1,000 yards as a freshman for the Buckeyes before being forced to split carries with 2020 draft prospect J.K. Dobbins. Weber finished his three seasons at Ohio State with nearly 2,700 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns, adding an additional 297 yards and a touchdown through the air.
Weber followed up an impressive career with an even better performance at the combine. He hit the 4.47 mark on his 40 yard dash, pushed 22 reps on the bench press (72nd percentile of all running backs), and looked like a natural runner and receiver during the on-field drills as well. Weber’s stock is on the rise after his time in Indianapolis.
After missing out on Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman and others in free agency, Tampa Bay could look at another option in the draft. With a fourth or fifth round investment, the Buccaneers could add the versatile Weber to their backfield.