The Buccaneers Need to Draft KJ Hamler in the Second Round

Max Staley
KJ Hamler could be an excellent addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving group.
KJ Hamler could be an excellent addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving group. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
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At first glance, it might seem strange to consider wide receiver a position of need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin missed time due to injuries last year, and there isn't a proven No. 3 option on the roster. And given the recent trade rumors surrounding O.J. Howard, Tom Brady's pass-catching group could be taking another hit.

The Buccaneers could really use a legitimate slot receiver, and Penn State's KJ Hamler could be the perfect fit in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With a 5-foot-9, 178-pound frame Hamler isn't exactly the most imposing physical threat. But don't let that fool you. In 2019, Hamler racked up 56 receptions for 904 receiving yards and 8 scores. He didn't participate in many drills at the 2020 NFL Combine, but you don't need his 40-yard dash numbers to see just how dynamic he is, as he averaged just shy of 17 yards per reception in his college career.

Playing in the slot alongside Godwin and Evans, Tampa Bay would have an absolutely electric wide receiver group if it spent a second-round pick on Hamler.

Likely to take a tackle in the first round, adding Hamler in the second round could help the Buccaneers field a Super Bowl caliber offense.


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