3 sleepers Buccaneers drafted who could become stars

Might the Bucs have a few future studs outside the top of their 2024 draft class?
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3. Jalen McMillan, WR

Speaking of weapons out of Washington, Jalen McMillan is yet another one of Penix's favorite college targets and he joins his former Husky teammate, Culp, in Tampa Bay. McMillan was found in the third round, but he comes from a Washington offense that had a ton of mouths to feed.

McMillan may not bust loose as a rookie, but 2025 is the year to watch for the Washington product. After this season, Chris Godwin's contract is up and he becomes a free agent. The Bucs just re-signed Mike Evans and also have Trey Palmer on the roster. McMillan, though, is more of a slot fit than Palmer is.

Palmer has succeeded quite a bit on the outside and has the potential to be a solid, starting outside wide receiver for Tampa, with McMillan taking on the slot role in his second season.

At 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, McMillan has decent size and offers good enough speed, having matched Culp's 4.47 40-yard dash at the Combine -- which says more about Culp than it does McMillan.

McMillan is great at finding space in those intermediate routes and identifying lapses in coverage. He knows how to adjust his speed in that area, too, in order to ensure he's able to get open. Again, once Godwin is gone next year, McMillan's real opportunity will arise.