05-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Could the Bucs look to this draft prospect as they look to re-load their offense for 2019?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmBuccaneers Draft Profile: WR Parris CampbellCould the Bucs look to this draft prospect as they look to re-load their offense for 2019?EDTShareTweetShareShareBuccaneers Draft Profile: WR Parris CampbellKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsEntering the off-season Deone Bucannon Jersey , nobody thought wide receiver would even be an area of conversation for the upcoming NFL Draft. After the losses of DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries however, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are missing some reliable fire power for quarterback Jameis Winston.The team has already addressed this area of the roster a little bit with the signing of wide receiver Breshad Perriman. While the former first-round pick will look to pick-up where he left off after a solid showing in Cleveland last season, we’d be off the mark if we called the Bucs’ wide receiver group a done deal.Outside of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Perriman there is very little impactful NFL experience on the roster here.Speaking of impactful, if there’s one thing Ohio State Buckeyes know how to be, it’s just that.Could one of them bring his talents to Tampa Bay later this month? Let’s dive in and take a closer look at wide receiver, Parris Campbell.Parris Campbell’s CareerCampbell is an Akron native, so it’s no surprise he chose to attend Ohio State when presented with the opportunity.Even as a freshman, his potential and speed had fans around the program excited for what might become of the wide receiver.As he leaves the program, he does so with 143-receptions, over 1,700-yards and 15 receiving touchdowns.He also tacked on two rushing scores during his time in Columbus and averaged more than 30-yards per return as a kickoff return specialist in his Sophomore and Junior seasons.In his final year with the Buckeyes, Campbell finished Top-10 in receptions in the country and Top-5 in the B1G in receptions, receiving yards, touchdown catches and total scores.He established himself as a playmaker and landed in early draft speculation as a day-two prospect.ProsAt 6’ he’s not towering, but he’s not small either. He’s got size and playing strength enough to challenge press corners and isn’t afraid to engage in close combat when necessary.His speed will give quarterbacks an easy read as opposing defenses who choose to play close to the line of scrimmage will have to provide top-coverage against him. Likewise http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/auth...ton-jersey , when corners are forced to back-off in anticipation of speed, he’ll have plenty of room to set up defenders and gain separation with quick cuts and good acceleration out of breaks.Has special teams experience and knows how to work his way up a depth chart. Unselfish player who will assume return duties if asked to while carving out a more permanent role as a featured member of the offense.ConsWasn’t able to showcase a full stock of moves and route abilities playing at Ohio State. This isn’t new, as many receivers coming out of the Buckeyes program have been undersold.Relies on speed and acceleration a bit too much at times and will forgo setting up his defenders with body positioning, foot work and route fakes. At the NFL level, this is going to catch up to him more than it did in college.Struggled through his collegiate career with drops at times. Got better as his game developed, but it’s still a concern.Why the Buccaneers Need HimCampbell can work the short area of the field out of the slot or stretch the field as a perimeter threat. He can take a crossing route from one side of the field to the other before his quarterback gets out of rhythm or carry and end-around for big gains.He’s not a number-one receiver as a rookie. But as a solid member of a trio with Evans and Godwin, he’d be more than effective. Where Campbell is raw in his ability to manipulate defenders, Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich can do some heavy lifting with play design and alignments. His ability to play special teams and presence of Perriman means the team can use him as a returner without losing speed on the field if Campbell needs a breather following long or big returns.A four-wide formation with Evans, Godwin, Perriman and Campbell would keep defensive coordinators up nights and make Jameis Winston a franchise keystone.Will It Happen?Probably not. Campbell has done nothing but help his draft stock and I’ve recently seen him mocked as high as Baltimore in the first-round. Unless the Buccaneers trade someone or something for an extra second-round pick, there’s almost no chance he’s available in a situation where Tampa Bay might feel comfortable drafting a receiver considering how much help they need on defense currently.Still, seeing a weapon like Campbell and knowing just what unlocking his potential might mean to the offense, if Arians wants him in the second-round Licht will likely give it to him.If the Buccaneers landed three players in the Top-50, they could do a lot worse than Campbell being one of them. Even if his draft investment is a little rich considering the level of need for the franchise. Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners.The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement Tuesday to fill the team’s fifth coaching vacancy in a decade.Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed Dec. 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and no playoffs berths over the past three seasons.Arians coached the Arizona Cardinals for five years, stepping down after the 2017 season with a 50-32-1 record that included one division title http://www.buccaneerslockerroom.com/auth...ton-jersey , two playoff berths, three seasons with double-digit wins and one NFC championship game appearance.“Bruce Arians is one of the NFL’s most well-respected coaches over the past two decades and we are excited to have him leading our team,” Bucs owner/co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement.“Throughout this process, we focused on finding the right coach with a proven ability to elevate our players and lead our team forward,” Glazer added. “Bruce has played a large role in the development and career success of some of our league’s best players and we look forward to seeing him continue that work here with our franchise.”The Bucs, who’ve finished last in the NFC South seven of the past eight seasons, haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 — the second-longest drought in the league. They haven’t won a postseason game since their 2002 Super Bowl run under Jon Gruden.Gruden was fired 10 years ago this month.More Tampa Bay Buccaneers newsBucs’ 5th overall pick Devin White selects new jersey number, shouts out Mike AlstottBucs rebuild on defense, surround Jameis Winston with playmakers in NFL DraftBuccaneers take Lou Groza Award winning kicker Matt Gay in 5th roundBuccaneers select Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting 39th overall in NFL draftBuccaneers take LSU’s Devin White with 5th overall pickArians is the latest in a line of successors that includes Raheem Morris, Greg Schiano, Lovie Smith and Koetter, who landed the job in 2016 primarily because ownership felt his offensive expertise would accelerate the growth of young quarterback Jameis Winston.General manager Jason Licht also interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards and Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard. None of them have previous head coaching experience.Arians was believed to be the front-runner all along because of his familiarity with Licht, who was vice president of player personnel for two seasons in Arizona before moving to Tampa Bay as GM in 2014.The Bucs fired Koetter after consecutive 5-11 finishes that dropped his three-year record to 19-29.Despite setting franchise single-season records for points, total yards, passing yards and touchdown passes Womens Donovan Smith Jersey , Tampa Bay lost 11 of 14 following a surprising 2-0 start with upset victories over New Orleans and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia.During Koetter’s stay with the Bucs — first as offensive coordinator, then as a first-time NFL head coach who retained play-calling responsibilities for most of his tenure — Tampa Bay posted four of the five most productive offensive seasons in club history.The 2018 Bucs led the league in passing yards and amassed 500 yards total offense five times, yet were just 1-4 in those games. Turnovers and a porous defense were the main culprits.The day after Koetter was fired, Licht made it clear that whoever wound up replacing the coach would inherit Winston as his starting quarterback.“Jameis Winston will be here,” the GM said of the No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft, who’s due to earn $20.92 million next season in the final year of his rookie contract.Winston sat out the first three games of this season while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy and was benched twice after regaining the starting job because of inconsistent play.The 25-year-old has 75 career turnovers, including 58 interceptions. Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles (76) is the only QB who’s turned it over more over the past four seasons.But Winston, who’s 21-33 as a starter and only led the team to one winning season in four years, has not been a bust.He completed a career-best 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,992 yards, 19 TDs and 14 interceptions this season and is already Tampa Bay’s career TD pass leader with 88. He’s only 193 yards shy of replacing Vinny Testaverde (14,820 yards, 1987-92) as the club’s all-time passing leader.The Bucs are counting on Arians to help Winston realize his potential.Among the high-profile quarterbacks he has worked with during a long coaching career are Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer and Andrew Luck.