No team in the NFL has made the sweeping changes at the running back position in one year that the Bucs have, from signing Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy before the season to selecting Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Raymond Calais in the 2020 draft. But the team might not be done, as they continue to look for a difference-making pass catcher at the running back position, working out former Notre Dame running back and wide receiver C.J. Prosise.
Prosise was a third round pick of the Seattle Seahawks back in 2016, but never really found a consistent role with the team despite his athletic prowess and positional versatility. A wide receiver turned running back at Notre Dame, Prosise has been far more effective as a pass catcher out of the backfield than as a rusher during his NFL career, with 41 catches for 411 yards compared to 75 rushes for 283 yards.
Prosise spent ten games with the Texans before being released, rushing ten times for 19 yards and catching five passes for 18 yards and a score. The fifth-year pro is probably most attractive to the Bucs as a potential kick return option, after Kenjon Barner went to injured reserve earlier this week. Prosise has eight career kickoff returns for an average of almost 19 yards per return.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft