Buccaneers mock draft to stay relevant in life after Tom Brady
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers take a major risk
Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
Ouch. A running back on Day Two. The Buccaneers don’t have a great track record in this area.
Regardless, Isaiah Spiller may be a need for the Bucs rather than a luxury option.
It doesn’t matter who takes over at quarterback for the Bucs; they will need a much better run game in 2022. The free-agent market isn’t great, overpaying for Leonard Fournette seems dangerous, and while spending a priority pick on a running back is dangerous, it wouldn’t be as bad as a team without a proven quarterback or a proven running back.
Spiller fits the bill for what the Bucs are looking for. A proven runner with hands is all Tampa has been looking for over the past several years, and Spiller can give any quarterback another quality option that the defense needs to prepare for.
This would accomplish the dual purpose of giving the Bucs a chance at one of the best running backs on the roster in a few years while also bringing in a back that is more than capable as a receiver in the short game.
If the Buccaneers are serious about seeing what Trask can do in the starting role, a guy like Spiller would make life much better for a first-year quarterback.