Round 6, Pick 208: Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
With just their second and final selection on the offensive side of the ball, the Buccaneers add running back Mike Weber from The Ohio State University with their sixth round selection. With both Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones struggling as receivers out of the backfield, adding a back with receiving capability remains a need for the Buccaneers.
Weber had an up and down career at Ohio State that started with him rushing for 1,000 yards as a freshman, but then losing his starting job the following year to J.K. Dobbins after missing the beginning of the season with a nagging injury. However, even splitting carries with Dobbins, Weber still managed to average nearly six yards per carry and nearly his 1,000 yards in 2018.
In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Weber totaled nearly 2,700 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground, while adding an additional 300 yards receiving and one score on 54 catches out of the backfield. Weber then went on to perform well at the combine where he ran a sub-4.5 40 yard dash and hit 22 reps on the bench press.
By selecting Weber, the Buccaneers round out their running back room and give themselves two young runners to move forward with past 2019 if they decide to let Barber walk at the end of the season.