4 Buccaneers who Dave Canales might steal with him to Carolina

  • Depth on the OL
  • A veteran LB
  • A couple of WRs
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4. Mike Evans, WR

Other than Baker Mayfield, maybe the most important free agent for the Bucs is longtime fan favorite, wide receiver Mike Evans. Since coming to Tampa Bay as a first-round pick back in 2014, all this guy has done is post 1,000-yard seasons.

Evans is a sure fire, first ballot Hall of Fame wideout. There is no question, if he retired today, that he'd be getting that gold jacket the first chance he had. But, Evans is also far from retirement. He's been one of, if not the most dependable wide receivers in the league for a decade now.

For a team like Carolina and a young quarterback like Bryce Young, Evans could be a godsend. Young desperately needs a true alpha wide receiver, and that's exactly what Evans could be for this offense. Young needs more development, of course. He has a long way to go as a pro, and Carolina invested quite a bit into getting him. So, the best thing they can do for him this offseason is to add weapons.

At 30 years old, Evans very well could have a whole lot of football left in him. He might even be able to hang around for Young's prime years. Health has rarely been a concern for Evans, as he's never played in fewer than 13 games in a season.