Buccaneers: 4 running backs to target in 2021 NFL Draft

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The Buccaneers will look to get Tom Brady more weapons in April

Coming off one of the best seasons in their history with arguably the best quarterback ever to play the game in Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to the draft to fill potential holes on the offense. Those holes include backup running back, center, left tackle, and tight end. The Bucs have some decisions to make regarding those positions such as whether or not to keep veteran center Ryan Jensen or do they stick with Donovan Smith at left tackle.

They will likely stick with Smith and Jensen and keep the starting five intact for 2021. They haven’t been elite but they haven’t horrible, in fact Jensen played at a potential All-Pro level this year for the Bucs. Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa could be the best set of guards in the league next year. Tristan Wirfs at right tackle had one of the best seasons as a rookie offensive lineman in a long time.

Tight end seems pretty set with Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate under contract for another year. If they do want to add a tight end in the draft, I would grab one in the later rounds as an insurance policy for the oft-injured Howard or aging Gronkowski.

RB a glaring hole for Buccaneers

With that being said,  they should go for a running back as early as the second round. There will be some good value on day two for running backs. I won’t stop there, the Bucs should go for two running backs in the 2021 NFL Draft.

With Ronald Jones II as running back one for at least one more season and KeShawn Vaughn entering his second year, the Bucs will need another back or two to replace LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette.

Here are four running backs the Bucs should take a look at on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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