3 Pass-Catching Running Backs the Buccaneers Target to Pair With Tom Brady
By Max Staley
In Tom Brady's 20 years with the New England Patriots, the team has been known for its ever-evolving approach. Despite this team's adaptability, though, there have always been a few constants. One such example is the pass-catching running back.
According to recent reports, it seems like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking to invest in a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield. With that in mind, let's take a look at three pass-catching RBs the team could be targeting this offseason.
1. Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson is arguably the most accomplished pass-catcher on this list. He's racked up at least 39 receptions in each of the last four seasons, averaging 376.3 yards per campaign during that stretch. He's missed at least five games in three consecutive seasons, though, so he's a bit of an injury risk. On the bright side, that should drive his price down on the open market.
2. DeAndre Washington
DeAndre Washington is coming off the best season of his career. While he doesn't add too much value as a rusher, averaging 3.6 yards per carry in 2019, he caught 36-of-41 targets for 292 receiving yards last season. Still just 27 years old, Washington could be an excellent complement to Ronald Jones.
3. J.K. Dobbins
While running back is a need for this team, the Buccaneers will likely opt to go elsewhere in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. If they wait until the second round, though, they could end up with a top-tier talent in J.K. Dobbins. He's arguably the best pass-catcher in the class, recording 23 receptions for 247 yards with Ohio State last season. He reportedly looked very comfortable catching passes at the combine, and if Dobbins is there in the second round, he'd be a great fit for Tampa Bay.
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