What the stats say
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At Auburn and FAU, the two schools that Franklin attended after JUCO powerhouse EMCC, Franklin was able to shine with his legs. His body of work was not vast, but it is impossible to ignore Franklin as a threat wherever he lines up.
Through his final two college seasons, Franklin was able to post an impressive 10.6 yards per carry and averaged 13.6 yards per reception as a receiver at FAU.
Given that he only had 70 touches at positions other than quarterback in college, the athleticism and the skills should be the focus, rather than the limited volume. Players slip under the radar all the time due to limited workloads, and the Buccaneers may have to take a risk if they want to win in 2020.
Very few aspects of the statistical side of Franklin’s game indicate that he is ill-prepared for the speed of the NFL. Expecting the young Swiss army knife to average 10+ yards per touch now is a bit of a stretch, but those numbers could remain competitive with the right coaching.
There is still a long road ahead to making the final roster, but if this occurs, the Bucs should try to get Franklin as many unique touches as they can to maximize his explosive ability.