As college pro days continue to go on all over the country, the Bucs have made their presence known. According to a report from Tom Pelissero, the Bucs had defensive coordinator Todd Bowles at Kentucky’s pro day, presumably to see edge rusher Josh Allen.
Among those at Kentucky pro day: #Raiders GM Mike Mayock, #Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer and DCs Todd Bowles (#Bucs), Lou Anarumo (#Bengals) and Matt Eberflus (#Colts).
Allen had an exceptional senior year at Kentucky notching 17 sacks, five forced fumbles, 21 tackles for a loss, and 56 tackles in 13 games. He also helped lead the Wildcats to a Citrus Bowl victory over Penn Sate.
Those numbers by Allen propelled him to become a top three prospect taken off the board in the draft. While that would normally be the case, team’s that are in need of quarterback tend to overpay to trade up and draft one as the draft gets closer.
With that a possibility given team’s interest in Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins, the Bucs could be in play for Allen at the five pick. The fact that Bowles – the team’s own defensive coordinator – was there in person, signifies the Bucs potential interest in the linebacker.