The Buccaneers need to draft another running back
Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
Regardless of Leonard Fournette’s future in Tampa, the Buccaneers need at least one more running back for 2021. The run was a crucial part of Tampa Bay’s offense in 2020, and one has to assume that we will see more of this next year.
The Bucs failed to find a consistent pass-catching back throughout the season, and Buccaneer running backs dropped passes at a horrifically high rate. Tampa needs a back that can catch for Tom Brady, and Kylin Hill in the fourth round is an excellent option.
Hill showed great rushing and receiving talents while in college. He was consistent catching the ball and making plays after the catch, and Hill’s ability as a runner was also well above average. The Bucs have a bad history of passing up players with this skillset in the draft, and they can’t afford to do so again.
With most of the significant departures addressed in rounds one through three, Tampa can use the remainder of their picks on positions that may not be glaring needs but those that are important nonetheless. Third-down back fits this need perfectly.
Kylin Hill doesn’t challenge Jones for the lead role in year one if Leonard Fournette stays, but his skills show a player that could easily take over the job in a year or two as a consistent three-down back.