Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7-round mock draft with three days to go

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Round 6, Pick 205: Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor

Possibly the most intriguing prospect in the entire 2019 NFL Draft class is Baylor wide receiver, and rumor has it, the Buccaneers are “highly interested” in his services. With their sixth round selection, Hurd is brought to Tampa Bay and could share the slot receiver responsibilities with Chris Godwin in 2019.

One of the more interesting stories in college football, Hurd transferred from the University of Tennesee, where he rushed for nearly 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns as a running back. He asked for a position change to receiver, a request the Volunteer coaching staff denied, so he transferred to Baylor, sat out for a year, then played one year at receiver for the Bears.

In his one season as a receiver, Hurd posted almost 1,000 yards on 69 catches and found the endzone four times. Although he is 6’4 and 228 pounds, Hurd could be the next great slot receiver at the next level, given his experience as a running back and his capability to make plays after the catch. After losing Adam Humphries in free agency, adding Hurd would allow the Buccaneers to take a bit off the workload of Godwin in 2019 and give Jameis Winston another weapon to throw to.