The injury to Vincent Jackson was a serious blow the wide receiver core. Not just his paly, but also from his leadership.
During his years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he was nothing short of a model citizen, and a great teammate.
The Bucs need someone that can stretch the field with speed and become a possible solid number 2 receiver alongside Mike Evans.
Possible draft options for the Bucs who will now be looking for a potential number 2 starter without investing a high draft pick.
1. Jamari Staples – out of (Louisville) Staples is a transfer to Louisville this 6, 2 195 pounder runs a 4.35 and has proven he can compete with the larger college programs.
2. Quincy Adeboyejo – out of (Mississippi) possibly one of the more consistent receivers that is likely to be available in the later rounds. This 6, 2 195 pounder receiver has the potential to become a number 2 wide receiver.
3. Travin Dural – out of (LSU) not one of the fastest among receivers, yet fast enough. Potential number 3 or 4 wide receiver with a potentially high ceiling that could one day develop into becoming a number 2 wide receiver. Listed at 6, 1 and 203 pounds also runs a 4.38.
If the Bucs are looking for a number 3, 4 or 5th Receiver here are a few options.
1. Stacey Coley – out of (Miami) Listed at 6, 0 and 193 pounds runs a 4.29, this guy is a 4 year starter that also has the ability to return punts.
2. *Devante “Speedy Noil – out of (Texas A&M) one of the fastest receivers in the draft running a 4.25 and listed at 5, 11 192, “Speedy” may one day live up to his name in the NFL.
3. *KD Cannon – out of (Baylor) somewhat undersized at 5, 11 and 180 pounds, KD can run a 4.27 and may develop into a solid pro with enough effort and time.
Other options the Bucs may use without having to use a draft pick is a guy name Zach Pascal, although he is out of a small school (Old Dominion) he has both the size 6, 1 and 214 pounds to get some attention for not only the Bucs, but several other teams as well.