Players for the Buccaneers to avoid on Day 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft
There aren’t many players that the Bucs need to avoid, especially considering they won’t hurt for now, but these players don’t have the same upside as some of their peers.
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
The Florida Buccaneers fans won’t love this, but Kyle Trask is not the successor to Tom Brady. Trask’s college career looked much better than Kellen Mond’s, but college stats aren’t everything.
Trask lacks the arm and athletic ability that current NFL coaches want in their players, and he doesn’t project high enough to warrant an early-round selection.
Trask is far from a horrible quarterback, but he isn’t the long-term option Tampa needs at this position.
Michael Carter, RB, UNC
Carter could have a very good career in the NFL. He has the tools to be a very successful early-round pick, but his fit with the Buccaneers isn’t great.
Currently, Carter wouldn’t see the field much in a very crowded backfield. Gainwell is a good option because he can split reps at receiver, but Carter doesn’t have that same depth as a pass-catcher.
As a runner, Carter is good, but he will struggle to carve out a substantial role in year one, and the Buccaneers would be better off targeting someone different with early picks like this to make the most of their selection.
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