Like the Panthers and the Titans, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be on the market for a quarterback. After all, Jameis Winston is also on his fifth-year option and hasn’t exactly shown a consistent enough stretch of efforts to suggest he’s worthy of what would be a lucrative new deal.
Plus, if head coach Bruce Arians wants to cut down on all those turnovers, finding a new signal-caller would be a wise move.
But seeing Jake Fromm go off the NFL Draft board just a few picks earlier, Arians and Co. aren’t going to be inclined to reach. Instead, the surprisingly better-than-initially thought Buccaneers choose to upgrade another part of their offense: the running game.
True, the Bucs have received some good production from running back Peyton Barber early this season. Yet Barber isn’t a bell cow-type tailback, and the Buccaneers could add some prolific abilities by making a substantial investment in their rushing attack.
Enter Clemson’s Travis Etienne, easily one of the best collegiate running backs in college right now.
Etienne is NFL ready, of course. And while teams no longer place such a huge emphasis on drafting runners early, Etienne is surely an exception to the rule.
Especially considering Tampa Bay already has skill weapons at other positions.