ATB Weekly Roundup: April Week Two
As the 2018 NFL Draft approaches, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to find those few missing pieces to take them over the hump.
It’s been another quiet week for your Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There have been a few private visits, along with bringing in some local talent for workouts. As the weeks dwindle down to Draft day, we the fans can expect more of the same from the team.
Now is the time for the Buccaneers to focus on venting prospects and performing their due diligences in hopes of drafting the right players to fit into the Buccaneers organization.
I could go on for awhile about every player that has visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but let’s face it, it’s a long list. Here’s a few that stand out to me.
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville (Private Visit, No Workout)
Alexander has the “swag” as far as athleticism and hard-nose play that makes special cornerbacks stick out from the rest. He’s been known to be a constant ball-hawk that loves to make contact with the ball carrier. Alexander could be an immediate upgrade to the Buccaneers defensive backfield.
Donte Jackson, CB, LSU (Private Visit, Workout)
Jackson is a smaller defensive back, only measuring to 5’11”, but don’t let that change your mind about this guy. He has superior speed and athleticism that will give the safeties a little help in coverage, as well as closing speed. Jackson has a knack for making quarterbacks misread his coverage, which sometimes results in interceptions.
Will Hernandez, G, UTEP (Private Visit, Workout)
Hernandez may be over looked due to the school he played for. Hernandez is a well rounded guard with a very strong foundation that keeps opposing defensive linemen honest. He has the ability to quickly and successfully close off pass rushing lanes. To go along with his overall strength, Hernandez’s athletic ability has been on display in certain blocking situations that allows him to move quickly across the line to pick up a block.
Good Samaritan Bucs
The players of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization seem to always stay busy outside of football. This past week several Buccaneers have donated their time and, in some cases, money to make a difference in the community. Here are a few of those Buccaneers.
Winston spent the week in Tallahassee not only working out with his speedy wide out DeSean Jackson, but performing a life changing good deed. While his visit to the home of the Seminoles, Winston was asked to present a scholarship to a student worker that was very deserving of said scholarship. Now it’s one thing to receive a scholarship from a school representative, but to receive the scholarship from an FSU Legend is a whole different honor. If you haven’t already seen the video, check it out below.
— Overtime (@overtime) April 11, 2018
Bryan Anger and Donovan Smith
Both players visited the Florida Aquarium in support of their Day of Discovery for Autism Awareness Month. Just being around those kids really showed them that they have support from people other than their friends and families, and also gave Anger an opportunity to share his passion for Marine Life with the children that participated.
ATB Week Two of April
This past week, the ATB team had several articles published in regards to the upcoming NFL Draft and a few for your enjoyment looking into next season.
Marc Magana brought you his draft profile on Florida prospect Taven Bryan with an in depth look at his performance while at the University of Florida.
Taye Harper typed a few drat scenarios that could benefit the Buccaneers heading into the Seventh Overall Pick.
Joel Garvey gave you a few things to expect from newly resigned receiver Mike Evans for this upcoming season. This article includes the records Evans has a chance at breaking this year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams specialist Josh Robinson was kind enough to get together with ATB for a fun question and answer session.
Travis “Fan of the Year” had his writing featured in our weekly Fan Feature explaining his outlook for the 2018 season and players he’s looking at for the Buccaneers to draft.
Episode two of the ATB Podcast was released with discussions of NFL news and fan questions.
That’s your weekly roundup from all of us here at the site that’s for the fans, by the fans, All Things Buccaneers.