Buccaneers Potential 2020 NFL Draft Day 2 Targets
Yesterday, the NFL concluded day one of the 2020 virtual NFL Draft. The Buccaneers took OT Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa. Wirfs was the perfect pick as he completed the line to block for QB Tom Brady. The team may look to put the final touches on the Offense and below are some players who they could potentially target tonight.
1. RB Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin)- Last season at Wisconsin, Taylor ran for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns which finished tied for third in both categories. Taylor ran a 4.39 40 yard dash which was best among RBs. Jonathan Taylor would compliment Ronald Jones II in the backfield as a legit 1,2 punch for QB Tom Brady.
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2. RB J.K. Dobbins (Ohio State)– Last season at Ohio State, Dobbins ran for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns which finished the same as Taylor tied for third in both categories. Dobbins did not participate in the 40 yard dash at the combine but would compliment Jones II as well with the way that he burst through running holes.
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3. RB Cam Akers (Florida State)– Last season at Florida State, Akers ran for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns behind arguably the worst Offensive Line in college football. Akers ran a 4.47 40 yard dash which was fifth best among RBs at the combine. If Dobbins and Taylor are unavailable, the Buccaneers should draft Akers for his explosiveness and ability to make his own running holes along with his pass catching ability out of the backfield.
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4. WR Chase Claypool (Notre Dame)– Last season at Notre Dame, Claypool caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns. Claypool ran a 4.42 40 yard dash at the combine which ranked seventh among WRs. The Buccaneers are in the market for a WR and Claypool could be one who falls into their laps if they choose to go WR Day 2 especially with six WRs drafted in the first round.
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5. WR Michael Pittman Jr (USC)– Last season at USC, Pittman caught 101 passes for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns. Pittman ran a 4.52 40 yard dash at the combine which ranked 25th among WRs. His last name may carry weight and many would like to see him in Tampa due to it but his game changing and play making ability is what would make him fit alongside Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski.
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