Running back Doug Martin’s injuries and lack of production in 2016 should be enough to convince the Tampa Bay Buccaneers it’s time to explore other options at this position moving forward.
And his four-game suspension for a drug violation can’t help matters either.
While the 2017 NFL Draft is laden with tailback talent, someone like Florida State’s Dalvin Cook could step in right away and emerge as a legitimate threat on the ground.
Cook is an every-down runner, which could help add the next layer of explosiveness to an up-and-coming Bucs offense with quarterback Jameis Winston at the helm.
This should take a lot of pressure off Winston, which is a very good thing.