The Bucs have efficiently constructed their roster in numerous methods, and certainly one of them is by pace.
From including a monitor star like Cyril Grayson Jr. to discovering the small college blazers that run 4.3’s like Scotty Miller and Jaelon Darden, the Bucs know what they’re in search of.
Even on protection, they’ve taken gamers that would double as Olympic sprinters. Cornerback Jamel Dean was one of many quickest at his place within the 2019 draft class. They continued that this yr, drafting Zyon McCollum within the fifth spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.3-second 40-yard sprint as nicely.
So, who’s the quickest participant on the Bucs? We requested Grayson that query on the Pewter Report Podcast and his reply was a bit shocking.
“It’s a bunch on the prime which might be actually quick,” Grayson stated. “Rashard Robinson may be the quickest one on the staff. Is likely to be the quickest one. Actually quick, you see him operating throughout the sphere catching individuals generally.”
Robinson additionally went to LSU like Grayson did. He performed for 3 completely different groups earlier than signing with the Bucs final yr. Robinson performed in seven video games for Tampa Bay in 2021, recording seven tackles whereas spending many of the season on the apply squad. He signed a futures contract with the Bucs in 2022.
We additionally requested Grayson to rank the highest 5 quickest gamers. And whereas he didn’t give a definitive reply, he listed out lots of candidates.
“You might have Jamel Dean, who would in all probability be part of the 4×1 [track meet] as nicely,” Grayson stated. “After which you may have me, Scotty, Vyncint [Smith], Breshad [Perriman] after which, rattling, you bought Mike [Evans] and Chris [Godwin]. I don’t know, I can’t even put it in order.”
After which Grayson stated one thing that I’ve been asking for on the podcast.
“I feel we must always simply line all of it up and see who wins,” Grayson stated.
It didn’t sound like Todd Bowles or the teaching employees could be OK with it.
“By no means occurring.”
It additionally wouldn’t be a contest if fellow LSU alumnus Devin White didn’t get entangled. White has tried to problem different gamers earlier than, even operating barefoot.
“Not one of the linebackers need to be part of that,” Grayson stated.
It appears like we’ll must carry our stopwatches to coaching camp to find out a winner out of everybody on the roster. You’ll be able to watch your entire episode of the podcast with Grayson right here.