4 potential replacements for Mike Evans if he leaves Buccaneers in free agency

If the future Hall of Fame wide receiver leaves, where does Tampa turn?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Evans
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2. Keon Coleman, 2024 NFL Draft Prospect

If the Bucs wanted to replace Evans with a first-round selection in this year's draft, look no further than Florida State's Keon Coleman as a perfect option. He'll probably end up hearing his name called toward the end of the first round, which is right where the Bucs are picking (no. 26 overall).

Coleman is another big body, standing 6-foot-4 and boasting a ridiculous athletic build. He has a monstrous catch radius and a long, strong frame. He's built well for a guy his size, not lacking play strength or functional weight.

Also, for a guy his size, his sudden movements are impressive. He has one-cut ability to find himself suddenly wide-open. He can make defenders miss with ease in the open field, too, which is something Evans hasn't offered in the past. So, Coleman is similar to Evans in his frame and catch radius, but he's more athletic, which is quite scary.

Coleman is also a former basketball player, too, where he played for Tom Izzo at Michigan State. He's a true two-sport athlete, and you can see his basketball background come alive on the football field. For a cheaper, long-term replacement option, you might not get better or more sensible than Coleman.