The 2021 NFL Draft has plenty of solid running back options for the Buccaneers
Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
It may be too soon to label Ke’Shawn Vaughn a mistaken pick by the Buccaneers, but his selection shows that the front office is not new to being higher on some under-the-radar guys.
After an excellent performance during the College Football Playoffs, Sermon shot up draft boards as a player that could be a solid NFL starter. The one area that he would assuredly not fit in is Tampa.
Sermon is almost exactly like what the Bucs have on their roster now. As a solid runner with mediocre hands, drafting Sermon is like placing a hat on a hat. The Buccaneers only have players like this on their roster as it stands, and Sermon would bring an almost hilarious level of redundancy to the unit.
It is imperative that the Buccaneer front office does not talk itself into a player like Sermon serving as their third-down back. A mediocre career catching passes at Vanderbilt had some members of the Bucs media calling Vaughn the next Alvin Kamara, so clearly, there is a need for those skills to show up will in college for them to translate well.
Sermon will be a solid NFL running back, perhaps even with former teammate J.K. Dobbins on the Ravens, but the Buccaneers need something very different if they spend a draft pick on the position.
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