Buccaneers are hosting workout with a top WR in NFL Draft

This would be quite a splash for the Bucs.

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The first wave of NFL free agency seems to be cresting and rolling back, but the action is only just beginning. Attention will soon be split between teams trying to sift through remaining free agents who could be fits and doing last-minute scouting on the top prospects in this year's NFL Draft.

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the possibilties are seemingly endless.

The Bucs traded Carlton Davis III to the Detroit Lions, acquiring a third round draft pick in return. That gives the team four Top 100 picks to work with, a few of which potentially being used on key offensive players.

Offensive line help is an obvious need but the Bucs could use their wealth of top picks to make a luxury selection right out of the gate.

Buccaneers are hosting workout with a top WR in NFL Draft

According to ESPN's Jenna Laine, the Bucs are hosting Florida State star Keon Coleman for a workout ahead of the NFL Draft. Coleman was a standout for the Seminoles last season and was in the conversation to be the top receiver off the board until Marvin Harrison Jr. secured that spot.

Still, Coleman is a top receiver in this year's class and Tampa Bay's interest is very notable.

Coleman was rumored to be a potential option for the Bucs when there was still uncertainty about whether or not Mike Evans would be returning. The idea was that he could be a replacement if Evans walked, but now that he's back it could give Tampa Bay an even deeper and more talented wide receiver room than it already has.

Once a lock to be a Top 15 pick, Coleman has slipped down draft boards which could land him right in the Bucs' lap. At 6'4", he'd project to be the No. 2 receiver next to Evans with Chris Godwin playing more of a slot role and Trey Palmer serving as WR4.

  • Mike Evans
  • Chris Godwin
  • Keon Coleman
  • Trey Palmer
  • Rachaad White

That's an insane arsenal for Baker Mayfield to have next year, and could easily help the Bucs take the offense to levels it was never able to reach last year under Dave Canales. Hiring Liam Coen was a move to both change up the way the offense was run but also add a different dynamic thanks to hs experience at the college level.

Coleman would be a luxury, but would also be a case of the rich getting richer.

It might be wiser to use that first pick on an offensive lineman or an edge rusher, but the draft is pretty deep at both positions. The same could be said for wide receiver, as someone like Brenden Rice is there for the taking on Day 2, but if Coleman is on the board he'll be hard to pass up.

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