4 realistic replacements for Mike Evans if he leaves Buccaneers

  • Free agency figures to be limited
  • Draft prospects are probably the best option
  • In the end, Evans should stick around
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Keon Coleman, Florida State

Finally, the Bucs could also target Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman with their first-round pick. If they're looking for the closest thing to Evans at their current draft position, then Coleman could be their guy.

At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Coleman is that big, alpha wide receiver that can dominate defensive backs on the outside. He is as athletically-elite as they come, with the size, length, speed and overall flexibility to win on the outside.

If Bucs fans want to see an Evans replacement that can go up and win those 50/50 balls at the catch point, Coleman is that guy. If they want someone who can contort their body every which way en route to coming down with the football, Coleman is that guy.

Coleman is also a great blocker, which is something a lot of fans take for granted. His strength allows him to excel in that area, along with being solid after the catch.

Last year for the Seminoles, Coleman hauled in 50 passes for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns.