A viable draft option for the Buccaneers
Dazz Newsome, UNC
The Buccaneers have some great youth depth at receiver to develop over the next few years, but another piece never hurts. Players like Justin Watson have shown their ceiling, and pivoting to another young option and reloading doesn’t hurt.
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This isn’t to say that Watson is a bad player, but his impact has never approached the expectations for a veteran receiver in the NFL. A draft pick in that fifth or sixth spot with greater potential would be a much better use of the roster’s space.
Dazz Newsome would bring more to the table than the majority of the depth receivers for the Buccaneers. As a special teams player in college that was also able to get in done on the offensive side of the ball, Newsome could improve the dismal Buccaneer special teams while also serving as a depth piece in a receiver corps that has constantly dealt with injuries.
With Chris Godwin and Tyler Johnson on the roster that can play well in the slot, Newsome’s role would be small in 2021 outside of special teams, but that is still a huge need for the Bucs.
With a punt and kick return for touchdowns during his college career, Newsome is a prime candidate to compete for a special teams job this year if the Bucs aren’t satisfied with Jaydon Mickens or Kenjon Barner.
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