The Bucs have efficiently constructed their roster in plenty of methods, and one in every of them is by pace.
From including a monitor star like Cyril Grayson Jr. to discovering the small college blazers that run 4.3’s like Scotty Miller and Jaelon Darden, the Bucs know what they’re searching for.
Even on protection, they’ve taken gamers that might double as Olympic sprinters. Cornerback Jamel Dean was one of many quickest at his place within the 2019 draft class. They continued that this yr, drafting Zyon McCollum within the fifth spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.3-second 40-yard sprint as nicely.
So, who’s the quickest participant on the Bucs? We requested Grayson that query on the Pewter Report Podcast and his reply was slightly shocking.
“It’s a bunch on the prime which can be actually quick,” Grayson stated. “Rashard Robinson may be the quickest one on the group. Is perhaps the quickest one. Actually quick, you see him operating throughout the sphere catching folks generally.”
Robinson additionally went to LSU like Grayson did. He performed for 3 completely different groups earlier than signing with the Bucs final yr. Robinson performed in seven video games for Tampa Bay in 2021, recording seven tackles whereas spending a lot of the season on the observe squad. He signed a futures contract with the Bucs in 2022.
We additionally requested Grayson to rank the highest 5 quickest gamers. And whereas he didn’t give a definitive reply, he listed out plenty of candidates.
“You’ve got Jamel Dean, who would most likely be part of the 4×1 [track meet] as nicely,” Grayson stated. “After which you’ve got me, Scotty, Vyncint [Smith], Breshad [Perriman] after which, rattling, you bought Mike [Evans] and Chris [Godwin]. I don’t know, I can’t even put it in an excellent order.”
After which Grayson stated one thing that I’ve been asking for on the podcast.
“I believe we must always simply line all of it up and see who wins,” Grayson stated.
It didn’t sound like Todd Bowles or the teaching employees can be OK with it.
“By no means taking place.”
It additionally wouldn’t be a contest if fellow LSU alumnus Devin White didn’t get entangled. White has tried to problem different gamers earlier than, even operating barefoot.
“Not one of the linebackers need to be part of that,” Grayson stated.
It seems like we’ll have to deliver our stopwatches to coaching camp to find out a winner out of everybody on the roster. You may watch all the episode of the podcast with Grayson right here.