The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to dominate the 2020 NFL Draft with the selection of wide receiver Tyler Johnson in the fifth round.
Fans should be blown away by how well the Buccaneers have handled the entirety of the 2020 NFL Draft. There have been numerous picks that will be starters in year one, but Tyler Johnson elevates the Bucs to new heights.
Tampa Bay has been known for its offense since the Josh Freeman and Jameis Winston years, averaging the most passing yards per game in the NFL in 2019. The Bucs did move on from gunslinger Winston, but between the offseason and the draft, the team has constructed the most dangerous offense in the NFL.
The Buccaneers did well with their first and third picks for the offense. Tristan Wirfs is a franchise offensive tackle, and Ke’Shawn Vaughn has a real chance of starting the season as the third-down running back.
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Fifth-round wide receiver Tyler Johnson is the piece that brings the entire Buccaneer offense together.
Tampa Bay struggled with wide receiver depth at the end of the 2019 season after Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were injured. Scotty Miller had a chance at being the WR3 for the 2020 season, but Tyler Johnson seems to crush those hopes.
Johnson had an incredibly-productive college career while at Minnesota with 2,487 receiving yards over his final two seasons to go along with 25 touchdowns.
Despite not possessing blazing speed, the Buccaneers got a steal with their fifth-round pick when Johnson fell to them.
The biggest issue with this selection is that Johnson was primarily a slot receiver while at Minnesota, and Tampa Bay already has Chris Godwin for that role. The Buccaneers could decide to move Godwin to the outside and keep Johnson at his primary role, or they can keep things as they are and use Johnson on the outside.
Either way, it will be tough for the Bucs to mess this selection up. Johnson is incredibly talented and gives Tampa Bay a dominant offense due to the wide variety of threats that the team has been able to compile.
Tom Brady now has all of the weapons that he can feasibly use. With the offensive threats on the roster, including the talented Tyler Johnson as the third receiver and an improved run game, the Buccaneers make a compelling argument for having the best offense in the NFL.