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

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4. Find a difference-maker at tight end

For all of the Cade Otton lovers out there, I'm sorry. Look, Otton is a fine player. But, he's not a difference-maker. He's a guy you can count on to catch the football, but beyond that, he doesn't do anything spectacular.

If you look back to the 2022 Rams, when Coen was there, Los Angeles' second-leading receiver was tight end Tyler Higbee. And, it was mostly due by necessity. Beyond Cooper Kupp, the Rams had Allen Robinson and Ben Skowronek as their next leading wideouts in terms of receptions. Kupp ended that year with 75 receptions (in just nine games) while Higbee ended with 72.

When the Rams were without Kupp, they depended on Higbee a lot. Now, just imagine if the entire offense had been healthier and in an otherwise better situation. Kupp didn't miss time. The Rams had a bonafide WR2. Their run game featured Kyren Williams earlier on in his career rather than deferring to Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. Plus, you still had Higbee.

That's what the Bucs could have this coming season by re-signing Evans, getting another running back to pair with White and then finding a difference-maker at tight end. Whether it's in the draft or free agency (Hunter Henry, maybe?), the Bucs should make a move here. If they do, it could all come together for Coen and what might end up being a top-10 offense, easily.