Buccaneers Rookie McCollum Talks Draft, Brady & Rookie Mini-Camp


Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookies defensive back Zyon McCollum recently called in to the Ronnie and TKras Show on 95.3 WDAE. After the typical questions about being drafted, McCollum talked about rookie minicamp and what he got out of it.

“Within a week I’m a completely changed player from what I was in college.” McCollum then went on to talk about working with head coach Todd Bowles and how, “he [Bowles] tells me he doesn’t want to turn me into a robot.”

McCollum also talked about hearing from the Buccaneers early in the process leading up to the draft. The rookie defensive back also said the Bucs weren’t the team most interested, but were in fact the only team that told him they were drafting him.

McCollum can play safety, nickel and even corner on the boundary. His pure athleticism, length and speed makes him versatile and a great fit for the Buccaneers.

This isn’t to say that we’ll see McCollum starting or playing significant time. When you factor the Bucs traded 2023’s fourth-round pick for a fifth-rounder this year to select him, safe to say the team thinks he’s going to be great.

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