The Bucs have re-signed beginning operating again Leonard Fournette and reserve Giovani Bernard this offseason. Fournette is making a median of $7 million per season, which exhibits how a lot the workforce values him. However with Ronald Jones II leaving in free company, the Bucs want one other again able to carrying the load.
Tampa Bay must discover a fourth operating again to fill out its depth chart and have proven loads of curiosity in a number of high quality draft prospects. The newest of which is Arizona State operating again Rachaad White, who’s coming to Tampa Bay for a Prime 30 go to on Wednesday. The Draft Community’s Justin Melo broke the information.
The Bucs had a proper interview with White on the NFL Scouting Mix. He rushed for 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns whereas averaging 5.5 yards per carry in his junior yr for the Solar Devils. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound White additionally caught 43 passes for 456 yards (10.1 avg.) and one TD. He ran a 4.48 within the 40-yard sprint on the Mix.
Bucs Scouting A number of Mid-Spherical Working Backs
White is the most recent operating again that the Bucs have proven curiosity in. The Bucs had a Prime 30 go to with Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller and introduced in Florida’s Dameon Pierce for a neighborhood go to. Tampa Bay additionally had a Zoom convention name with South Dakota State’s Pierre Sturdy. Each prospect that the Bucs are concerned about has the power to be an element within the passing recreation. That’s considered one of White’s sturdy fits.
Final yr, Fournette missed the final three video games of the season and the primary playoff recreation with a hamstring damage. That pressured Ke’Shawn Vaughn into extra enjoying time with blended outcomes. After speeding for 70 yards and a landing on seven carries at Carolina, Vaughn ran for simply 113 yards on 35 carries (3.2 avg.) and two scores over the following three video games.
The Bucs want to add some competitors for Vaughn for the suitable to be Fournette’s backup. Bernard is considered as primarily a third-down again position participant.