Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
Blake Cashman is another guy who has seen his name pick up steam over the past few weeks, especially after setting the combine and forcing NFL scouts and general managers to go back and watch his tape. If Cashman is still on the board for this selection by the time the third round rolls around, the Buccaneers should be all over it to fill the massive hole in the middle of their defense.
In Indianapolis earlier this month, Cashman put his name on the map by running a blazing 4.5 second 40 yard dash, and ranking in the 85th and 89th percentile in the vertical and broad jump respectively. He went on to run a sub-7 second 3-cone drill, displaying his athletic ability to change directions on a dime.
The Bucs let Kwon Alexander walk to San Francisco this offseason and still have not received an update on the health of Kendall Beckwith after missing the entire 2018 season following a broken ankle suffered in a car accident. Cashman can come in and help fill the void Alexander left in the middle of the defense immediately, and with his testing numbers, he could provide a similar style of play in defensive coordinator Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defensive scheme.