The Buccaneers have numerous needs for the upcoming year. The running game needs improving with the departure of Doug Martin. As it stands Peyton Barber looks to be the starter with Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Simms following. Will Tampa Bay look for help in the backfield in the 2018 NFL Draft?
This year’s draft class is loaded with running backs. The most notable back out of the bunch is Penn State’s Saquon Barclay. Tampa Bay is probably not looking to select a running back with the number seven overall pick. They should look at Sony Michel out of Georgia to help solidify the backfield.
Michel was a monster in 2017 at the University of Georgia. He is a Florida product who is 5’11 and weighs in at 215 pounds. Michel is a patient runner that uses his speed and agility to make defenses look foolish. In 2017, Michel rushed 156 times for 1,227 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also split carries with running back Nick Chubb at Georgia. Michel is compared to NFL rookies Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt. The Buccaneers had a chance to draft Kamara and Hunt, but chose to pass on both prospects. I don’t see them making the same mistake in 2018. The Buccaneers need to continue their strong drafts and before you know it, we will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy once again Bucs fans.