So says Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.LINKIt’s too soon to know how they will acquire it, but the Bucs believe they need a legitimate speed receiver who can really take the top off a defense. They have an abundance of short- and medium-range targets, but would like to add a player who can drag a safety deep downfield and create more room underneath for Mike Williams, Kellen Winslow and Arrelious Benn.
If this is truly the case then here are my six nominees:
Cecil Shorts Mount Union 6-foot-0 200-pounds 4.34 forty
239 receptions for 4,443 yards and 60 touchdowns
Titus Young Boise State 5-foot-11 180-pounds 4.43 forty
198 receptions for 2,999 yards and 25 touchdowns and 55 kickoff returns for 1,435 yards and 2 touchdowns
Torey Smith Maryland 6-foot-0 205-pounds forty 4.37
150 receptions, 2,205 yards and 19 touchdowns and 120 kickoff returns for 2,909 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jerrel Jernigan Troy 5-foot-9 193-pounds 4.34 forty
262 receptions for 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns and 67 kickoff returns for 1,580 yards and 1 touchdown and 29 punt returns for 372 yards and 1 touchdown
Ronald Johnson USC 5-foot-11 190-pounds 4.46 forty
138 receptions for 1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns’, he also had 22 punt returns for 313 yards and 1 touchdown and 56 kickoff returns for 1,351 yards
Edmund Gates Abilene Christian 5-foot-11 4.35 forty
146 receptions for 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns