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Buccaneers Will Host Top Wide Receiver Prospect for Visit Before NFL Draft

Devon Platana
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host one of the top wide receiver prospects for a visit before the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host one of the top wide receiver prospects for a visit before the 2022 NFL Draft. / Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

After Tom Brady's retirement scare to start the NFL offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their sites set on another Super Bowl run. They've signed both new and old players through free agency, however, their roster is far from complete.

The 2022 NFL Draft is coming up next month and the latest rumors point to the Buccaneers eyeing one of the top wide receiver prospects with the No. 27 selection. ProFootballFocus' Doug Kyed is reporting that Tampa Bay has its eye on Arkansas Razorbacks wideout Treylon Burks.

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The Buccaneers will be hosting Burks for a meeting during the Top 30 visit window, according to Kyed. Tampa Bay will likely draft the best player available at No. 27, which could end up being the 22-year-old wide receiver if the organization is trying to maximize Brady's remaining playing time.

Burks was a standout in 12 games last Fall, finishing with new career-highs when it comes to receptions (66), yards (1,104) and touchdowns (11). If that wasn't impressive enough, he wowed onlookers with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at the draft combine earlier this month.

Drafting Burks would certainly put Tampa Bay's WR room over the top. The Bucs already have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, who are good for 1,000-yard campaigns more often than not. They also signed Russell Gage to a three-year, $30 million deal this offseason after he put up back-to-back seasons of at least 770 receiving yards with the Atlanta Falcons.

Nevertheless, there will be competition for Burks' service. In addition to the Buccaneers, the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans will also be meeting with the promising prospect. Both teams do have picks before Tampa Bay, so it'll be interesting to see if the Bucs have to move up to grab him.

The 2022 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 28 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.