It was a busy day Tuesday for the Bucs. Along with bringing in Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, additionally they hosted Texas A&M working again Isaiah Spiller. The Draft Community’s Carmen Vitali was first to report the Prime 30 go to.
Texas A&M RB Isaiah Spiller was in for a Prime 30 go to with the Buccaneers on Tuesday.
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) April 6, 2022
Spiller has been on the Bucs radar for fairly a while now. He had an casual interview with them on the mix, and have proven regular curiosity in him all through the draft course of. The 6-foot, 217-pound again is a real north-and-south runner, who shows distinctive energy and imaginative and prescient when hitting the opening. Whereas he doesn’t possess unimaginable lengthy pace, working a 4.63 within the 40-yard sprint, he has glorious short-area quickness. A affected person runner, Spiller permits blocks to develop and has good contact steadiness extending performs when not absolutely wrapped up.
Whereas the previous Aggie must work on move defending, largely method, he picks up blitzes effectively, shopping for sufficient time for his quarterback to do away with the ball. He’s additionally a prepared blocker downfield, serving to to increase performs. Spiller was under-utilized as a move catcher, however fared effectively as a receiver. He’s by no means had lower than 20 receptions in his three seasons, however solely eclipsed 200 yards by the air as soon as. The 2-year starter reveals good arms and tracks the ball effectively. He was largely used on fast outs, wheel routes, and screens.
In his three years at Texas A&M, Spiller racked up 2,993 yards on the bottom (5.5 avg.) with 25 speeding touchdowns. By way of the air he reeled in 74 receptions for 585 yards with one rating. He completed his collegiate profession with back-to-back 1,000 yards seasons, posting 1,011 yards as a senior. One knock on Spiller is his eight fumbles over his three seasons, most during which got here preventing for additional yards.
With Leonard Fournette again within the fold on a three-year deal, Giovani Bernard returning, and the teaching workers’s reward for Ke’Shawn Vaughn, it might be shocking to see the Bucs use a excessive decide on a working again. Nevertheless, there isn’t any again on the roster that may do what Fournette can do if he falls to harm.
Projected to go within the second spherical, his 40-time may see him slip into the early third. Tampa Bay would probably want to make use of their second spherical decide if he had been to fall to him at 60. The Bucs may even have Florida working again Dameon Pierce and Cincinnati working again Jerome Ford, a Tampa native, in for his or her native pre-draft exercise on Thursday.