The Bucs are starting to bring prospects in for visits. The latest reported visit is Georgia running back Nick Chubb.
Looking to better their backfield, the Bucs will be hosting the Georgia product on April 10. This courtesy of ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.
Chubb said he enjoyed his recent visit to the Carolina Panthers, a team that could use another running back to pair with Christian McCaffrey after the Panthers cut ties with Jonathan Stewart. Chubb also told ESPN he has a visit scheduled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 10, so that would make it three NFC South teams on his pre-draft tour.
The Falcons hosting Chubb is interesting. Considering they already have Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. But as McClure points out in his article, Coleman is entering the final year of his contract.
Panthers are smart to have brought in Chubb. Carolina has functioned well with multiple backs in the past and it would be no shock if they have the opportunity to draft him and do.
As for the Bucs, it’s good that they do their due diligence. Most projections have Chubb listed as a third round pick so the Bucs may have value there if he slips into the fourth round — which Tampa Bay is closer to the top of the fourth round after picking up New York’s 102nd overall pick after the Jason Pierre-Paul trade.