Seventh Round: Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
Baylor’s Jalen Hurd is one of the more interesting players that has been recently tied to the 7th round pick for the Buccaneers. Hurd started his career as a running back for Tennessee before he transferred to Baylor. While at Baylor, Hurd converted to a receiver, but still possessed the capacity to run the ball.
When it is all said and done the Buccaneers have a need for a Swiss Army Knife like Hurd. With the departure of free agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason, there could be an interesting scenario where the Bucs draft Hurd to be more of a scat back. Neither of the starting Bucs running backs have good hands to really be trustworthy in a role like this, but Hurd possesses capabilities similar to Tavon Austin for the Dallas Cowboys.
In addition to lining up at running back, Hurd had a full season as a receiver for Baylor. In his first and only year Hurd led the team in receptions and receiving yards with 69 and 946 respectively. While not receiving all of the attention as other players in the Draft, Hurd has proven himself at two teams and at two positions, and for the Buccaneers, a seventh round pick would not be a heavy price to pay.