Bryce Love, Stanford
One year ago, Bryce Love was in the running for the Heisman Trophy and was projected to be a day-one or early day-two pick. Fast forward to today and Love has seen his stock fall to a day-three selection; few have taken a tumble quite like Love has.
After facing stacked boxes on a weekly basis as a senior and tearing an ACL, Love is no longer looked at as a guy capable to be a star running back, but projects more as a rotational speedster for a stable of backs. Love struggles running between the tackles and does most of his damage running the ball outside of the hash marks and is the type of back who can make a defender looks lost once he gets into the second and third level of a defense.
Quick cuts, great open field vision and speed are the go to tools that allow Love to torch opposing defenses for big chunk plays. In his one season as the full time starter Love appeared in 13 games totaling 2,151 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns. In his final season Love totaled 166 carries over ten games for 739 yards, six touchdowns, and 20 catches for 99 yards.
Love is a low risk, high reward type of prospect that offers huge upside if he can stay healthy and work on his inside zone running. Expect Love to be available on day-three of the Bucs want to be the team to take a chance on him.