The Next Le’Veon Bell?


Tampa Bay does not necessarily need to select any of these high-profile running backs in the first three rounds. However, Tampa does need to address the position at some point. here are numerous good backs in the late rounds. Kareem Hunt from Toledo would be a perfect fit in Tampa. Martin is suspended, Sims spent most of the year on the IR, and Rodgers, although proven to be capable, is basically a change of pace back at this point in his career.


The dark horse in all of this would be Peyton Barber, who I believe has serious talent and can be a solid running back for years to come, we just haven’t seen enough of him to be able to make a clear judgment. I guess we will see how this all plays out come draft day.


Kareem Hunt is an explosive back. He brings speed, power, and a sense of elusiveness. An impressive stat on Hunt is that, for his career, he has carried the ball over 700 times and has never lost a fumble ball security is something that Tampa has struggled with in the past.


During his four-year career at Toledo, he has recorded 44 touchdowns and rushed for over 5,000 yards. In 2014, he rushed for over 1,643 yard and 16 touchdowns, this past season was, he ranked up 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns. In ’15 he rushed for under 1,000 yards but still managed to jam in 12 touchdowns. When I watch his highlights, he very much reminds me of Le’Veon Bell. Bell had over 3,800 yards and 44 touchdowns while at Michigan State.


If the Bucs land Hunt and he is anywhere and he can produce anywhere near that of Bell, then he could be one of Tampa’s all-time best. However far-fetched that may seem.