3 sleepers Buccaneers drafted who could become stars

Might the Bucs have a few future studs outside the top of their 2024 draft class?
Devin Culp
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2. Devin Culp, TE

The Bucs' final pick of the draft came when they selected one of Michael Penix Jr.'s weapons at Washington, tight end Devin Culp, in the seventh round. At a position without a real difference-maker, Culp has an opportunity to come in, work his tail off and not only earn a roster spot, but become a regular part of the offense.

Culp is a polarizing prospect because of the fact that he brings so much athleticism and speed, along with a seemingly-high ceiling, yet has been hampered by more of the mental aspect than anything else. Drops are an issue -- a big one.

At the same time, though, Culp has put some absolutely ridiculous grabs on film.

This guy has shown flashes of greatness, albeit while showing he is capable of making very silly, rookie-type mistakes. That makes it tough to project just how good Culp can be as a pro.

But, if he is able to improve on the drops, Culp has the potential to be a real receiving threat for Tampa Bay. He ran a 4.47 at the Combine and possesses unblievable body control for a tight end. He's essentially a big wide receiver in a tight end's body. If Culp can prove to be coachable and learn where he needs to learn, he very well could be a surprise for this Bucs team.