PewterReport.com features a dozen young Day 2 and Day 3 running backs that Tampa Bay could target in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Bucs want a big, physical running back to complement slashing running back Charles Sims, last year’s third-round pick. Several of these running backs were featured in last week’s SR’s Fab 5 column, but for more insight into the big backs the Bucs are scouting click here to view this photo gallery.

With Tampa Bay likely drafting Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in the first round and either selecting an offensive tackle or a defensive end in the second round, the Bucs could spend a draft pick on a running back anywhere from the third round to the seventh round. Tampa Bay has already scheduled private workouts with South Carolina running back Mike Davis and Florida’s Matt Jones. To read about the Bucs’ interest in these running backs, click here to view the Mid-Round, Late-Round Running Backs Options For Bucs Photo Gallery.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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georgehicks
georgehicks
6 years ago

Well Buc fans I’ve think that each of these players would fit great.Espically that big rb in the later round could also fill in for a emergemcy TE.Lets see what draft pick Tampa gets for Glen the QB and Martin the running back. If Tampa gets a draft choice for each player. Then it perfectly simple If Glen is traded in 2 or 3 or 4th rd. Then Tampa gets another QB at that Round. Just Like Martin. If Martin is given a 3rd Rd Pick then Tampa would select a rb in that round for martin slot. GO BUCS

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  georgehicks
6 years ago

George- loves the trade scenerio’s, I need to brush up on my Algebra to keep up with all these proposed trades

georgehicks
georgehicks
Reply to  jongruden
6 years ago

Well jongruden: I think you mis read my comments. What I ment is Tampa would get the positions that they are targeting,But Tampa would go after a RB and another QB with the lower Draft choice for that slot. If Tampa has a higher draft slot then Tampa would go after that pick and the lower draft choice would be a rb or qb with those extra draft choices.Remember Tampa has 8 draft choices slots right now.GO BUCS

plopes808
plopes808
6 years ago

Good additions, but please don’t take a RB before you take at least 1 each OT and G

pinkstob
pinkstob
6 years ago

I’m a fan of Mike Davis and would love to get him in the 4th or 5th round.

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  pinkstob
6 years ago

I will add that my favorite by far is Tevin Coleman and I would take him in any round besides of course the 1st.

macabee
macabee
Reply to  pinkstob
6 years ago

Go Big Red! lol.

KINDERRT
KINDERRT
6 years ago

Please stop with the RB chatter. The only way we should pick a RB is if we get a third round pick for Martin and I don’t see that happening unless the Colts feel like getting robbed again.

BucWild02
BucWild02
6 years ago

I agree with Pink on Tevin Coleman. The kid played behind a bad O line and was electric. Top of the second may be a possibility if the Colts don’t grab him at 29. Check out his highlight reel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r32w8hF9PTM

BucWild02
BucWild02
Reply to  BucWild02
6 years ago

Mike Davis kind of reminded me of Mike Tolbert. He seemed to shuffle his feet when moving laterally which allowed defenders to close.

wkf53
wkf53
6 years ago

I’m so tired of hearing about drafting or trading for a running back. Until this horrible offensive line is overhaled Adrian Peterson would be average or below. We need at least four legitimate starting calibur o-lineman. We now have four career back up linemen and a washed up guard who’s just trying to finish up his career. Before we purged our line in 2014 we had a rookie (Martin) who came in and had 1,800 yds from scrimage, he got hurt. We plugged in a back up (Rainey)and he rushed for 150 yds. in one game. He got hurt so… Read more »

Dman
Dman
Reply to  wkf53
6 years ago

wk – first guy , only guy to get this right…. throwing Martin and James over the side is stupid. Throwing out our O-line with no replacement wa a horrible mistake. Build the o-line first and the rest of the offense will follow.

Buctebow
Buctebow
6 years ago

At this point I wouldn’t be too surprised if the Bucs picked 7 RB’s in the draft.

Horse
Horse
6 years ago

I hope we don’t even think about a rB until Round 6 or 7; free sgency would be even better. right now our needs are a QB, DE, OL, OL, Center, CB, WR, RB.

makski
makski
Reply to  Horse
6 years ago

Hey Horse, about the only FA RB that is left that I wouldn’t mind the Bucs taking a chance on is S. Ridley. Just have to correct his fumbling problems, and at least he has some talent and has been a good solid NFL back. Also, he is still relatively young, I think only 25 or so.

georgehicks
georgehicks
6 years ago

I decided to look at the 12 players that tampa may be looking at any of these rb would fit at tampa.GO BUCS

matador
matador
6 years ago

I agree with posters pointing out we have no business drafting a RB, we took that shot last yr, same as at TE where ASJ needs to make the leap from potential to production lest he end up yet another underachiever. All of the focus on skill positions belies a limited understanding of the game, including, sadly, on the part of PR.

makski
makski
6 years ago

Wouldn’t mind if we just took a chance on S. Ridley in FA, rather than waste a draft pick on a RB. If they are so high on Sims, and Rainey proved to be a capable back-up, then please just use the picks to improve the o-line!! If we do go RB, and that would be only if someone we really like falls to us and is a good value, I hope we at least scour the FA wire for some o-line depth with experience.

makski
makski
6 years ago

If T. Coleman fell to us in the second round, I would almost be on board with taking him. He may end up being the best RB in this draft class. We could also bring him on slow and have him split carries with Sims for a while and see what develops. If we did that, we would HAVE to go with OL for the next 2 or 3 picks. We could take Winston, Coleman, then in the third round, T Sambrailo if he is there or C Ogbuehi to play LT. Then in the 4th round, we have to… Read more »

makski
makski
6 years ago

Not a very glowing write-up for Davis. From PR’s little snapshot of info, I hope we pass on him and grab Cobb, Allen or Williams.

georgehicks
georgehicks
6 years ago

i REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF tAMPA DID TRADE DOWN THEY COULD GET A rb THEY WANT EARL INSTEAD OF THE LATE ROUNDS THAN TRADE mARTIN FOR FUTURE DRAFT CHOICES gO bUCS

plopes808
plopes808
6 years ago

Once the OL and DL are fixed and we get a decent WR/Returner, then we can look at other positions. To do so before then would be ill-advised to say the least