3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers that could be on the trade block
By Rob Leeds
Tyler Johnson went from being one of the top draft picks for the Buccaneers to a bust in a record period. Johnson is a talented player with an impressive college tape, but it is clear that he won’t fit with the Buccaneers and their deep receiver corps.
The top-four receivers for the Bucs have practically been etched in stone, and Johnson shows little chance of stepping into one of those roles any time soon and playing at the level that the Bucs expect.
Johnson may have an extremely limited market, but trading for a fifth-round pick could be cheaper than signing a free agent, and most teams would be willing to part with a late pick to make that happen.
A team that is needy at receiver could see Johnson as a cheap project piece that is a low-risk high-reward option for an anemic offense. The Bucs would lose out on their fifth-round investment, but at the beginning of the season, it looked like the Bucs could part ways with their recent draft pick anyway, so even getting a seventh in this scenario helps the Bucs.
Johnson could still pan out in Tampa Bay, but it seems like a long shot for the time being, and Tampa Bay can’t afford to sit around and wait.