4 moves Buccaneers need to make after hiring Liam Coen as offensive coordinator

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3. Find an early down running back

The days of an every-down back are all but done in today's NFL. Very few teams have one of those guys, and it's not necessarily a bad thing. If you look at Kentucky's offense last year, they had exactly that. Ray Davis handled nearly two thirds of all carries on the team. He also caught 33 passes. The guy was the guy for Kentucky.

In the NFL, though, Coen won't be able to do that. Specifically, he can't do that in Tampa Bay. We've already seen what happens when Rachaad White is given that role. Now, that's not to say White is a bad player. On the contrary, in fact. White is a very good player, but he should be used more in a 50-50 split.

White is excellent in the passing game and when given the opportunity to run outside the tackles. He is electric in space. What the Bucs need is a running back who can handle the early down work and keep defenses honest. More often than not, White would run into a wall if given a simple dive or draw play.

Part of that means the Bucs need to revamp their interior line. But, at the same time, they would serve themselves well by either signing a guy like Derrick Henry (who had been rumored to the Bucs last season) or drafting a bigger back like, say, Wisconsin's Braelon Allen in the third or fourth round.