BY: John Mamola
With the recent trade of wide receiver Mike Williams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now without a proven number two wide receiver just a month away from the NFL draft. While the organization has made great strides in signing players this off season, they have let go of two of their top three wide receivers from the year before in Williams and Tiquan Underwood.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers radio analyst Anthony Becht joined WDAE’s ‘The Ron and Ian Show’ on Tuesday, and said that the current roster does not currently have a player that can play a true number two wide out.
“The guys that we have are fill in guys. We need to find ourselves a receiver that could be a true number two, and potentially number one guy (WR),” said Becht.
The former Buccaneers tight end believes the Bucs will look to the draft to fill the hole at the wide receiver position. Becht believes Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will not be available at the #7 pick in the draft which the Buccaneers currently own. He says the Bucs should take a look at Texas A&M’s Mike Evans or USC’s Marquise Lee to fill the void left by the departed Williams.
“They have to find a guy that has that speed and can run routes,” said Becht. “I think the number one thing the last two years when I watch the film is the route combinations to me were poor. I don’t know if that was just the lack of speed or the route or the running ability, but we got to get those combination routes to work the middle of the field. The different types of routes that can really help other players get better on the football field.”
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