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Buccaneers Draft Rumors Link Team to Top Running Back Prospect

Isaiah De Los Santos
A recent rumor involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers links the team to a top running back prospect in the NFL Draft.
A recent rumor involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers links the team to a top running back prospect in the NFL Draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back room could look a whole lot different in 2022. Leading rusher and playoff hero Leonard Fournette is a free agent, along with RB2 Ronald Jones, so the Bucs may be left with inexperienced options in the backfield if those two walk.

Buccaneers Draft Rumors

The latest rumors, though, suggest Tampa Bay could target an accomplished RB in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Isaiah Spiller Buccaneers

The Buccaneers are one of two NFC South teams who have shown "strong interest" in Spiller during the pre-draft process, according to Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson. The Atlanta Falcons could be another suitor for the standout Texas A&M product in April, per Wilson.

Given the Bucs' RB situation, this is exciting news. Spiller dominated on the ground during three years with the Aggies, racking up a combined 2,993 yards and 25 touchdowns, along with a career average of 7.9 yards per attempt.

Spiller also demonstrated dual-threat potential as a receiver out of the backfield, totaling 74 receptions and 585 yards in three seasons.

It'd be no surprise to see Spiller be one of the first RBs off of the board in April given his consistent production while facing strong SEC competition throughout his career. With running back one of the few big holes on this roster, the Bucs are in great position to make a play for Spiller if they believe in his potential.

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