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?

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4. Ja'Lynn Polk, 2024 NFL Draft Prospect

Finally, we come to a wide receiver who enters the league as part of one of the most prolific college offenses from last season. Washington's Ja'Lynn Polk is going to see his teammate Rome Odunze get taken early on in the first round, and Odunze is a phenomenal option if the Bucs traded up.

But, for the sake of keeping it simple, the Bucs could have a good shot at Polk in the late first round, or potentially the early second if they traded back.

Polk stands 6-foot-2 and is your prototypical wide receiver who does most things well. He is effective lining up outside where he has the speed to beat defensive backs deep, but also runs very smooth, crisp routes no matter where he lines up.

Polk might have the best hands of anyone not named Marvin Harrison Jr. in this class, too. He catches everything, even in traffic. The guy is a walking, talking first down. He's great after the catch and has the explosiveness to make defenders miss with the ball in his hands. Last year for Washington, Polk caught 69 passes for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns.