Buccaneers: 8 Senior Bowl players to watch for in the draft
By Rob Leeds
Options for the Buccaneers at running back
3. Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
Kylin Hill could be the steal of the draft at the running back position. NFL teams are starting to learn that top-tier backs don’t have to come early in the first round, and teams that take a chance on players with Hill’s skillset have been rewarded in the past.
Hill flashed the same talent that we saw during his college career at Mississippi State and then some. While there may be many other options in the draft at running back who have gained some traction in recent weeks, Hill’s abilities as a runner, blocker, and receiver lend themselves well to three-down duties in the NFL.
Hill already looks a lot like Cam Akers in apparent strengths, and the Buccaneers could make the most of a Hill-Ronald Jones backfield in Brady’s final season.
4. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
While the Buccaneers don’t need Najee Harris, that hasn’t stopped the team from drafting a running back early in the past.
Harris certainly didn’t need the Senior Bowl to prove that he was easily one of the best players in the class, but he still showed up and continued to make a name for himself.
Running back may not be the most critical position in the modern NFL, but Harris looks like the type of player who can run like Derrick Henry and catch like Dalvin Cook, which would make him one of the most talented running backs in Buccaneer history.