Future offensive options for the Buccaneers
Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
The Buccaneers have passed on early-round running backs for two years in a row now. Ke’Shawn Vaughn was the highest two years ago in the third round, but the Bucs may want to invest more for a proven option if they have the chance.
Spiller looks like he can emerge as the best running back in the class with the ability to run the ball and catch as well as anyone, and if Tampa decides to pass on bringing back Giovani Bernard or Leonard Fournette, Spiller could be an immediate replacement and a potential improvement in year one.
Dillon Gabriel, QB, UCF
The Bucs already have Kyle Trask on their roster as a developmental option, but that doesn’t mean he is guaranteed to be the future. Jason Licht and the rest of the front office will pay close attention to Trask’s development over the next year, but keeping an eye out for other talents at the position is far from a bad idea.
Dillon Gabriel still has some weaknesses in his game, but he has the physical tools to be a good NFL quarterback down the road with a big arm and some decent legs.
Kenny Walker, RB, Michigan State
Stats aren’t everything, but it is tough to overlook Kenny Walker’s performance against Northwestern in week one. Two hundred sixty-four rushing yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries is remarkable, and the Bucs sure can’t avoid looking into the running back position with so much turnover potentially on the horizon.