It is finally here! Draft week is here and it is time for Bucs Gm Jason Licht to do what he does best and that is add more young talent to this already promising core here in Tampa. Since we are only a few days away from the draft, I want to provide some potential Bucs targets for each day of the draft. Again this is strictly my opinion and what I think the Bucs might do on each day of the draft. So with that being said, lets continue with potential day two targets that I think are possible in rounds 2 and 3 for the Bucs.
1. Carlos Henderson- WR La Tech 5’11 199lbs
Henderson is a perfect fit for what coach Koetter is looking for in his offense which is playmakers. Henderson is a YAC machine as he is very elusive and usually doesn’t go down on first contact. Quicker than fast, solid hands, decent route runner and offers versatility on special teams as he can return kicks. I think the Bucs could take him as high as 2nd round.
2. Justin Evans- S Texas AM 6’0 200lbs
Evans is a physical safety who likes to bring the hammer to receivers over the middle. Very athletic and can play either FS or SS in the Bucs defense. Evans has good ball skills and is very aggressive in attacking the ball. He has a non-stop motor and is usually around the ball. Biggest weakness is discipline as at times is over aggressive which leads to mistackles and misopportunities. With that being said, he would bring a much needed boost to the safety position for the Bucs.
3. RB Marlon Mack- RB USF 5’11 213lbs
If I had to bet on which running back the Bucs will take Marlon Mack would be that guy. The Bucs have spent a lot of time with Mack and seem to be very interested in what he can bring to the team. Mack is one of the more explosive backs in this draft and fits what the Bucs are looking for on offense which is more big plays. Mack is dangerous on the outside, but needs some work as an inside runner. He has the ability with proper coaching to be one of the better players out of this draft. Bucs could take him at 50 or 84.
4. Tarell Basham- DE Ohio 6’4 269lbs
Basham isn’t flashy and is very similar to Jordan Willis in how they use power to speed. Basham just finds a way to get to the Qb and has his motor always going forward. The Bucs definitely want to get younger up front on the defensive line and Basham in the third round would make tons of sense.
5. Juju Smith Schuster- WR USC 6’1 215lbs
Schuster is an intriguing prospect as he could go anywhere on day 2. Schuster is a phyiscal playmaker and does great job of making contested catches and is a threat in the redzone. He would be a good fit for the Bucs as he could play on the outside with Mike Evans and have Desean Jackson in the slot or vice versa. Schuster is only 20 and is still growing as a receiver so really is the boom or bust type prospect. I could see the Bucs taking him on day 2.