Round 5, Pick 145: Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
The Bucs add another running back to what is considered to be a mediocre room at the moment. Myles Gaskin was an absolute monster of a player for the Washington Huskies, having started all four years he was in Seattle.
In four years Gaskin totaled 5,323 yards averaging 5.6 YPC while scoring 57 rushing touchdowns. Gaskin is not only a great runner but he is also a more than solid pass catcher as well, a role that neither Peyton Barber nor Ronald Jones are fit to fill. In four years Gaskin totaled 65 receptions, 465 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns.
During the Huskies’ 2018 campaign that led to a Rose Bowl loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes, Gaskin tallied 1,268 yards on the ground, giving him over 1,000 yards rushing every year of his career, and 12 touchdowns; he added an additional score through the air, giving him a total of five receiving touchdowns in four years.
Tampa Bay is currently lacking a running back that is an established pass catcher, and Gaskin can fill that hole for the Buccaneers. Gaskin is a smaller, measuring at 5’9 and 191 pounds at the combine, and might struggle between the tackles at the next level, but if the Buccaneers are looking to add a back to come in on third downs and passing situations, then Gaskin could be their guy.