And in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected wide receiver Robert Herron out of Wyoming. The 5'9" speedster had a productive four-year college career, managing 2,025 yards on 152 catches with 20 touchdowns. There are some questions about how he'll hold up physically in the NFL and how he'll deal with contact, which is why he's available this late, but he could be an interesting tool for Jeff Tedford to play with.
Benjamin Allbright clocked Herron running a 4.25s 40-yard dash, but he ran it in 4.48 seconds at the combine. Still, he displays exceptional speed on tape and that part of his game should translate to the NFL, at least.
The Bucs' draft focused exclusively on offense, with selections of receiver Mike Evans, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, running back Charles Sims, offensive guard Kadeem Edwards and offensive tackle Sean Pamphile in the first fifth rounds of the draft. Amusingly, Herron's the only player in that group who's under 6'4".
This is the first time in Tampa Bay history that the Buccaneers haven't selected a defensive player in the draft, although they did wait until the eighth round in 1978 to take their first defensive player. Lovie Smith may be a defensive coach, but apparently the Bucs really didn't like what they saw on offense last year.
Tampa Bay has no more picks left, and Jason Licht and Lovie Smith will address the media in a couple of minutes. They'll then go to work to recruit undrafted free agents to the team, either as signings or on tryout contracts for rookie mini-camp. We'll have coverage of all of those picks, too.