Ohio State WR Olave Describes NFL Combine Meeting With Bucs

There’s a robust likelihood the Bucs shall be on the lookout for a large receiver early within the 2022 NFL Draft. Even when Chris Godwin is re-signed, a gaping gap exists on the No. 3 vast receiver spot. One possibility may very well be Ohio State go catcher Chris Olave. The lanky vertical risk is without doubt one of the greatest receivers within the class, however may very well be accessible at No. 27 general, when the Bucs decide within the first spherical. Tampa Bay has proven some curiosity in Olave in a Mix assembly.

“I met with the Bucs I feel on Monday,” Olave stated. “It may need been Tuesday. It was an incredible assembly. They requested quite a lot of questions and we watched quite a lot of movie. I feel the assembly went effectively. That’s one other nice group I’d like to be part of.”

Bucs Search For WR3 Continues

The discharge of Antonio Brown means the Bucs are trying to find a WR3 who could make an impression. Second-year receiver Tyler Johnson acquired ample alternative to impress final yr, however failed to take action. Later within the yr, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller had been principally underwhelming. On high of that, fourth rounder Jaelon Darden additionally struggled when on the sphere.

Ohio State WRs Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson – Photograph by: USA Right now

Ideally, the Bucs re-sign Godwin and add two wideouts from outdoors the staff this offseason. Maybe one or each of these strikes come within the draft. Tampa Bay’s curiosity in Olave isn’t that stunning. The Buckeyes star caught 35 touchdowns in 38 faculty video games, together with seasons of 12 and 13 scores. Someway, Olave by no means topped 1,000 yards in a season, ending with 936 in 2022. However he was taking part in with two different first spherical wideouts in Garrett Wilson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He’s a vertical risk that the Bucs might contemplate if he runs a robust 40-yard sprint this week.

I wrote about Olave’s potential match with Tampa Bay in a latest Bucs Briefing column.


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