The Buccaneers never say no to a receiver
George Pickens, WR, Georgia
At this point, saying the Buccaneers won’t target a receiver in the early rounds of the draft is flat-out ignorant of the past few seasons. Jason Licht has done exceptionally well in the later rounds at finding talents like Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson, and Jaelon Darden, but early-round picks like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are still the starring men.
Pickens is currently one of the best receiver talents in college football. A first-round pick may be a lot to invest in yet another wide receiver, but if the Bucs do well in free agency, you never know what could happen.
The Buccaneers are one of the best teams in free agency in the NFL, so they shouldn’t lose Chris Godwin or anyone like that, but if Tampa isn’t set on promoting one of their deeper receivers to the third role, Pickens could be an excellent replacement for Antonio Brown or Godwin if they do depart on the off chance,
Pickens is coming off of a serious injury and will be on the bench tonight, but the camera should still show him plenty as one of the more talked-about players on the roster. We’ll miss getting to see Pickens play against a talented team like Clemson, but the Bucs still need to keep him on their radar.
It’s hard to turn down more weapons for Tom Brady, right?